2017 PwC Case for Change competition

Interested in a career in consulting?
Why not have a go at solving a business problem with a real social impact?

PwC Consulting together with PwC’s Strategy& team welcome all innovative and creative postgrad and MBA students to compete in PwC’s Case for Change Challenge to help a not-for-profit client solve one of their most strategic problems.

Last year, a USyd team of MBA6’ers – Matthew Ting, Liana Porihis, Myrophora Koureas, Pete Lead, and Lee Murray – were involved in a photo finish with AGSM. Will it be you this year?

Places are limited, so make a team of 4-6 people and register today!


Key Dates

30 June – Registration closes and qualifier case released via email
6 July – Optional “crack the case” workshop held at PwC Sydney
16 July – Qualifier submission due via email
20 July – Finalists announced during networking event at PwC Sydney and times to interview the client CEO organised for Friday 21 July 2017
27 July – Finalist teams present at the finals event at PwC Sydney, winning team announced
TBC – Winning team will present their solution to the client’s Board of Directors

Help us find sponsors for the 2017 eMBAssy Ball

Our Events Director Zoe Morrison has found us an amazing waterside venue and negotiated a great deal, and now we’re looking for corporate sponsors to make it happen!

We need to raise $16 000 by Friday 4 August to be able to offer tickets to students at around $150 per head (there will be limited early bird tickets!).

Would your employer like access to amazing talent at a prestigious event?

Branding rights are also available at various sponsor levels.

Without sponsorship we’re looking at around $250 per ticket so flex those elegant currencies in funding today!

Please contact eMBAssy’s treasurer, Therese Juda –  therese.juda@gmail or 0402116377 – to discuss what we can offer your company.

MBA Careers Week Begins 15 June

MBA Careers week is on again! From Thursday 15 June, the largest concentration of MBA corporate employers from across Sydney come together to actively targeting USydney MBA students and future leaders.

Even if you are not actively looking or just browsing, Careers Week is a great opportunity to build your corporate networks for future years and opportunities.

Events include breakfast and evening information sessions, interactive discussions, informal Q&A and personalised networking.


Morning Breakfast Sessions: 8– 9:30am
Evening Networking Sessions: 6-7:30pm

Thursday 15th June 2017
• Evening:  McKinsey & Co

Monday 19th June 2017
• Morning:  Bailador Venture Capital
• Evening:  Boston Consulting Group & BCG Digital Ventures

Tuesday 20th June 2017
• Morning:  Commonwealth Bank of Australia
• Evening:  KPMG

Wednesday 21st June 2017
• Morning:  Qantas
• Evening:  Ernst & Young (EY)

Thursday 22nd June 2017
• Morning:  Woolworths
• Evening:  Deloitte

Friday 23rd June 2017
• Morning:  NFP Interactive Guest Speaker Panel  Event:

– Kylea Tink: CEO of Camp Quality
– Peter Alwood: COO of Canteen
– Nicholas Parkhil: CEO of Acon
– Rosie Stilin: Exec Director: Benevolent Society

To register for any of these events, please sign into Simplicity.

Join the Sydney University Great Debate Team

The 4th Great Debate is on!

Are you looking to put your debating skills to the test?

eMBAssy is recruiting a new team to face AGSM, MGSM & UTS in the 4th Annual Great Debate due to take place in the week commencing 23 October 2017.  Both MBA and EMBA students are welcome to join.

The Great Debate is a debate competition between the four Business Schools in Sydney, MGSM, AGSM, University of Sydney and UTS and is a great opportunity to put your debating skills to the test against other teams of EMBA and MBA students.

If you are interested in joining a team, please email Therese Juda (treasurer@embassy.org.au) by 10 June 2017.



May Elegant Village meet-up

Thinking about something you want to achieve but need some help?

Maybe you need more information or a specific skill or even access to a person or network to get you going in the right direction. Is there something you don’t have but someone else might be able to offer?

Now, imagine if a room full of people who all wanted to help you.

You are invited to join Elegant Village: a networking event with purpose – an event where everyone leaves one step closer to their goal.

When: 24 May 2017
Time: 6pm -7:30pm
Where: Level 17, CBD Business School Campus

Friends and colleagues are welcome and snack and drinks will be provided.

Register today via Elegant Village on Eventbrite

Feedback from past events:
“Elegant Village was the most purposeful networking session I have ever been to!”
“I love it, and can’t wait to do it again, and invite some others”
“Immediate practical benefits”
“I’m actually getting my problem solved!”
“Surprised by how many offers I received.”
Outcomes from past events: 
  • Average of 5-7 offers of help received per person
  • One job interview and two invitations to apply for positions
  • Election to a position on a board of Directors
  • New housemate

*EXCLUSIVE* Whiteoak Capital Partners – Discussion Session

Whiteoak Capital Partners (Whiteout) is an investment firm with a distinctive approach to investing in private companies and is managed by an impressive team.

Whiteoak are looking into working with MBA’s on potential buyout opportunities and as such wanted to have a discussion session with interested students to explore how this might work.

All MBA students are invited to attend. You must RSVP to Events by 5:00pm Monday 27 March 2017. Spots are limited.

*POSTPONED* Golf Day rescehduled

Golf Day has been postponed due to all the rain. New details are:

MBA Golf Day

Date: Saturday, 20th May 2017

Time: 2:00pm

Location: Bonnie Doon Golf Club (38 Banks Ave, Pagewood NSW 2035)

Price: $80 (TBC) which includes prizes. Full payment required upon RSVP and will provide bank details then.

RSVP: James Moore (C2) by  Friday 5 May