The UN from the inside, part 3: Reflection

Hey again and Happy New Year!

For anyone in a hurry, the key takeaways from my blog post are:

  1. Regardless of where you start your race, you have to run it. Therefore, make sure you do the best race you can do with your starting point.
  2. Realise that people’s ability to succeed in life, to some extent, rely on external factors one cannot control.
  3. Enjoy your accomplishments, but be conscious about how and why you succeeded.

However, for those interested in the whole story, here it is:

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Student Club: QUT Women in Business

As O-Week draws closer, I think back to myself as a naive first year who signed up to literally any club that offered freebies, ultimately ending up as a member in an inordinate amount of societies. But none have shaped my university experience quite like QUT Women in Business (WIB).

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HR Connect: The new kids on the block

Our story begins in January of 2018: 7 people (all of which were complete strangers to each other); 0 members; and 0 funds… one may believe this not to be the most encouraging foundation. However, behind those 7 individuals was determination, enthusiasm and passion to achieve a goal: connect like-minded students to the HR industry. HR Connect is now a society of 10 executives and over 100 members, dedicated to helping students produce their most employable-self; be aware of job opportunities; connect with HR professionals, and gain knowledge about topical issues and trends in the HR world.

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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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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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