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At QUT, there are lots of opportunities for students to attend conferences, events, study tours, delegations and more!

This blog includes insights from students participating in these events – so you can find out for yourself what these incredible opportunities are like.

For any questions or feedback, please email bus.newsroom@qut.edu.au

QUT Consulting Society

The QUT Consulting Society (QUTCS) was recently founded in response to an observed knowledge gap between students and consulting careers. 2019 is our first year in operation and we can’t wait to hit the ground running!

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QUT Economics & Finance Society

Entering its 11th year, the Economics and Finance Society (EFS) is ready for another year jam-packed with everything from premier networking and professional development opportunities to the best socials on campus. Boasting over 750 active members, we are one of the largest student societies and have the events to match.

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AMPlify your uni life!

In 2018 (after MANY years of searching the stalls at O Week and Market Day) I finally made the plunge and joined a uni society. In just a year of being an AMPed member, I’ve had the opportunity to make some amazing friends and work with a group of driven, motivated students that are eager to make an impact on the QUT community!

2018 AMPed Exec

The 2018 AMPed Executive team at our Turtle and Tweed Party

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The United Nations from the inside: Part 1

First things first, it is said that a solid introduction of yourself is also the foundation of your communication, so here is my “10 sec-elevator” pitch:

Robin Andersson, a 24-year-old guy, international student (born in Sweden) who just graduated from QUT Business School with a double Master’s degree in Applied Finance & Management.

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Australian Undergraduate Business Case Competition 2018

The first week of university holidays was particularly exciting for me and three other QUT Business School students Royce Adcock, Cameron Edwards and Alex Sargent. We participated in the Australian Undergraduate Business Case Competition (known as AUBCC) in Sydney. AUBCC is an annual international consulting case competition presented by QUT Business School and UNSW Business School with 16 teams from Australia and around the world participating.

Team QUT at AUBCC

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My internship experience

This year I had the incredible opportunity to intern as an innovation consultant at one of Queensland’s largest organisations, the Royal Automobile Club of Queensland (RACQ). I worked at the BaseCamp, their innovation hub which helps foster collaboration and encouraged value creation for the members and stakeholders. Adding to a team of 4 members, my role was to help build a robust business process framework for innovation. Setting up an innovation framework that aims to bring down organisational silos and encourages transparency and collaboration is no simple task. Much more difficult is trying to create a change in corporate culture and asking people to step out of their comfort shoes.

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IAQ Infrastructure Summit Innovation Challenge – The real world experience

Two weeks ago, myself and other three QUT students, along with Associate Professor Shane Mathews from QUT were given the opportunity to participate in the innovation challenge of IAQ Infrastructure Summit.

Each of us was allocated to a team and worked with some of the best from infrastructure, business consulting, engineering, start-ups and government to provide innovative solutions to address one of future Queensland’s core infrastructure challenges, as part of Queensland Infrastructure Summit.

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QUT takes on China

While Week 13 is likened to a ball of stress prepping for exams, for myself and students Heath Gabbett, Storm Scarlet, and Melanie Gock, this certainly was not the case.

Instead our week kicked off in Beijing where, alongside the QUT Business School’s Assistant Dean (International), Andrew Paltridge, we workshopped with international high school students at the Beijing City International School (BCIS), introducing them to the world of case competitions ahead of our own upcoming competition at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).

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What every penultimate university student should be applying for

Entries for GradConnection’s Top 100 Future Leaders Competition have now closed for 2018; however, I wanted to share my experience with all QUT penultimate students who will have the opportunity to apply next year. It’s your time to shine in the competition that provides the ultimate practice run for graduate program applications before you encounter the real-deal in your final year.

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