Campus on the Weekends

This semester I’m taking a unit, AYN426 International Capital Markets Law and Regulation, that is taught at the Gardens Point campus on Saturdays and Sundays. It’s an ‘intensive style’ unit, so rather than class each week, we attend for four weekends over the semester. Although this is my final semester at QUT, I’ve never before been to the campus on the weekends. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. No crowds – no hassle. In the past I worked weekends and studied during the week, however now that I’m no longer working weekends and now having to study on Saturdays and Sundays, I think I’ll be studying on campus more often.

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Diving into Business Ownership: Real World Learning

Business persons, industry voices and entrepreneurs constantly echo the daunting truth: 90% of startups will fail. Is it strange that those words resonate a sense of excitement within me? Recently, I’ve co-founded an independent clothing label alongside my younger brother.

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Life as an SLA

PG SLAs (left to right) Marcus, Tara, Negin

This semester will be my fourth semester assisting students as a Postgraduate Student Learning Advisor (SLA). I’m part of a team of current undergraduate and postgraduate students who help Business students succeed in their studies. I applied to become a SLA after meeting a current SLA at an event held on campus. She encouraged me to apply at the end of September when applications opened.

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Set, ready, TALK!

I had been wanting to attend the Public Speaking module since I first saw it on the line up of events of the Business Advantage Program. After a few failed attempts to book in, I put myself up on a waiting list to increase my chance of securing a spot. It was early January when I received an email from Marvin Fox, the BA Program coordinator, inviting me to a summer session of the Public Speaking Module. I instantly said yes! I thought, what a great way to spend a hot summer day in the cool of the Gibson Room, overlooking the river and working on my public speaking skills!

Business Advantage

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QUT Economics and Finance Society

The QUT Economics and Finance Society (EFS) is a student run social club aimed at engaging and connecting students, in particular, but not limited to those studying Economics or Finance. EFS aims to inform, inspire and incorporate its members into the real world through professional workshops, extensive networking events and educational seminars. Ultimately, EFS aims to position its members effectively for future employment.

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QUT BAMSA: A step in the right direction

Hi, my name is Minal and in July 2016, I joined the QUT Business & Management Student Association (BAMSA). In my third year of a double degree of Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Media and Communication, I felt that it was time to increase my involvement within the university and expand both my social and professional networks. As a student majoring in Human Resource Management, I wanted to join an association that would assist me in that area. Hence, I chose BAMSA.

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COP22: The UN Climate Talks 2016 in Marrakesh, Morocco – A student’s experience

In November 2016 , I travelled to the UN Climate Talks – known as COP22 – held in Marrakech, Morocco, as a member of the Aotearoa Youth Leadership Institute’s delegation.

ALYI Delegation to COP22, held in Marrakesh, Morocco.

The opportunity allowed me to experience the United Nations first-hand, to witness the process of high-level negotiations between states, and to meet with others from all corners of the globe who are taking action to mitigate the impacts of climate change, some of which our Pacific neighbors are already experiencing. Read more

Startup Catalyst: Lessons learned from our San Francisco journey

Mindblown. That’s probably the best word to describe our experiences in San Francisco. For the past two weeks, myself and three other QUT students traveled around Silicon Valley where we visited a number of startups, co-working spaces and headquarters of international tech giants.

We were on a youth mission called Startup Catalyst, taking young, tech-savvy entrepreneurs to Silicon Valley with the aim of learning from some of the world’s best entrepreneurs and bringing that spirit back to the Australian startup scene.

startup-catalyst

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