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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
This year the QUT Business School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations (AMPR) in conjunction with the Australasian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS), invited motivated and enthusiastic students to participate in the “2018 AACS Website Challenge”. Read more
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.
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.
At the end of 2017 I decided to take a chance and apply for the Su Mon Wong Scholarship for Excellence in Marketing. Before I applied, I second-guessed the fact that I deserved the award, ‘What was extraordinary about me that I deserved it?’ Sure, I do internships, and have always found myself undertaking any extra experiences, immersing myself into every opportunity that comes my way – but could I be the top marketing student for 2018?