October 26, 2009 in Uncategorized
The close of semester 2 sees the conclusion of a large and successful year of Commerce Clubs and Societies activities.
We’d like to thank all Clubs and Societies for their contribution to the experience of thousands of Commerce students through a thriving and evolving calendar of events. If you weren’t involved with a Commerce student organisation this year, we strongly encourage you to investigate the links below and consider enriching your degree through involvement with Clubs and Societies in 2010.
Further information about Commerce Clubs and Societies can be found at http://www.ecom.unimelb.edu.au/experience/societies.html
The following provides a brief overview of just some of the activities that took place this year:
- AIESEC Victoria State Conference 2009 – April
- Developing Leaders Day 2009 – April & July
- Quicken Event – May & October
- AIESEC Australia National Conference 2009 – July
- Entrepreneurship Panel – September
- IE Business School Event – September
- Microsoft Event – October
- ASA Graduate Night – opportunity for the accounting firms to meet and attract potential graduates
- ANZ BBQ – enables students to learn more about working for ANZ, and the opportunities that lie outside the Big 4 accounting firms
- ASA Vacation Night – allows the accounting firms to meet and attract students in their penultimate year, who are keen on doing summer internships
- Cover Letters & Resumes presentation by Careers & Employment – provides students with advice preparing for job applications
- Presentation on CPA Resources by CPA Australia – informs students on what the CPA qualification can offer students
- Accounting & Finance in Industry – informs students of potential career paths outside of the Big 4 accounting firms
With over 30 sponsor firms and almost 900 members at the University of Melbourne, the FMAA has had a very successful 2009. This year, the FMAA ran numerous events, including:
- Down-to-Business Luncheon
- Financial Services Evening
- Inspiring Women Workshop and Panel
- Professional Services Evening
- Professional Development Week
- Corporate Cocktails
The genuine value offered to members underlies our continual growth and stamps the Association as the largest professionally focused student organisation in Australia. The FMAA looks forward to another big year in 2010 where we’ll continue to be a bridge between students and employers.
ISSS is committed to the efforts of providing fellow Information Systems and IT-centric students an exciting year of social events and career-advancing opportunities. This year has seen numerous events including:
- ISSS 1920s Gangster Ball: an extravagant evening of fancy dressing, glorious food and drink while dancing the night away
- Corporate Cocktail: Mingling with Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Accenture, Pitchers Partners, ANZ…just to name a few.
- Industry Panel: leading industry firms in IT providing advice on what you can do with a degree in IT and how to get there.
- Deloitte Consulting Case Study: seeing what it takes to become an consultant in IT based on real case studies
- Information sessions throughout the year with firms such as Deloitte, Ernst & Young
- Charity Night: with funds going to Oxfam
- BBQs, BBQs and more BBQs!
- Awarded 1st Runner Up at the annual SIFE Australia National Championship in July. This is an annual forum in which SIFE teams from universities around the country showcase the impact that their projects are having on the communities in which they operate. The competition is judged by over 200 business leaders from the countries largest corporations including KPMG, Cadbury, Coca-Cola Amatil, Qantas, Woolworths and HSBC.
- We have launched a series of professional training workshops, mentoring programs and vision days.
- Think.Act.Green has involved 5 Victorian secondary schools in the pilot phase of the project, which culminated in an environmental proposal competition last week. T.A.G has enlisted the support of Shell, Origin Energy and Yarra Valley Water to develop a program of seminars, skills-based tutorials and an inter-school competition.
- Nexus Abroad have sent 2 SIFE students to Ghana to establish a sustainable income stream for an orphanage in the Manya Krobo district.
$1K Competition (March 2009)
- Concept competition
- 5 x $200 winners
- Open to all Melbourne University students
Start-Up Camp (April 2009)
- All-weekend camp in The Spot building
- 30 students created and launched 6 businesses in 48 hours
Entrepreneurs Week 2009 (August 2009)
- 7 days of entrepreneurial activities
- 18 events ran throughout the week
- Innovators’ Challenge – teams of students get 1 week to create ‘value’ out of paint (this year’s mystery object) and document the implementation on a video
IdeaPitch 09 (October 2009)
- Elevator pitching competition
- Open to all university students in Victoria
- Finalists pitch in front of a live audience of investors and entrepreneurial community
- $1000 in prizes
Source: Commerce Student Centre