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!

REGISTRATIONS CLOSE FRIDAY 30 JUNE 2017


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

L-Attitude Diversity Panel Event

Join L-Attitude (our student-led MBA and eMBA diversity and inclusion initiative) for the first event of Semester 2, 2017!

 We have a fantastic panel lined up from your MBA community who will be sharing their personal stories and challenges, and more importantly, how their stories have shaped them into the individuals and leaders they are today.

 Don’t miss Guy Ford facilitating discussions around diversity and inclusion with Kim Johnstone (C5), Nathan Ide (C2), Angela Catalan (C7) and Dan Watson (C1).

L-Attitude’s aim is to raise awareness around the challenges faced by various communities, focussing on promoting diversity of gender, culture, sexuality and lifestyle with an emphasis on actions that can be taken within the business community and by MBA students to help encourage and foster inclusion.

 Date: 6 July 2017
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Where: CBD campus, Lecture Room 1
Cost: NIL

 RSVP via Eventbrite here

 

Get ENGAGEd!

eMBAssy and the USyd Business School invite you to join us for the inaugural ENGAGE evening.

The evening will be the first opportunity for our MBA, EMBA, Alumni and Faculty community to all come together and will feature an update on the program and ask questions about the full-time MBA program coming in 2018. 

The night will also give everyone the chance to congratulate C8 on finishing LP&D and celebrate our latest graduates.
 
eMBAssy will host this event twice a year, an evening where we can all come together and be updated on news in the programs, celebrate with cohorts finishing LP&D and catch-up with each other.
 
DateThursday 20 July 2017 @ 6pm
Location: Level 16 Lounge, CBD Campus, 133 Castlereagh Street
RSVP: Here – RSVP is essential

 

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.

eMBAssy wants to hear from you!

As part of our program, we are taught that feedback is key to good leadership and development, and as part of eMBAssy’s commitment to enhancing the student experience in the MBA program, we would like to hear from you, the students and alumni, about the units of study that you’ve taken so far.

As the Sydney MBA program continues to grow and develop, knowing what students, both past and present, want is critical to the design and improvement of the classes offered and the program overall.

With this in mind, eMBAssy has designed a short survey to dive a little deeper than the usual survey requested by the Business School. The aim of the survey isn’t just to know what you think, but it will also help us pass on information such as best units to take together or possible pathways through the program.

The survey is anonymous so that you can answer it as honestly as possible.

Once we have all the data from the survey, and enough people are interested, eMBAssy would like host a couple of focus groups to discuss what improvements could be made to the key units of study highlighted. Please contact eMBAssy experience to register your interest in joining a focus group.

The information from the both the initial survey and the focus groups will be made available to the MBA program team in the Business School.

If you have any questions or would like further information please contact eMBAssy experience.

This survey will close at 11pm on Friday 26 May.

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.

Events:

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.

Expression of Interest – MBA Have Been Reading Club

Are you interested in reading current business-related literature, and discussing them with colleagues and friends?

Why not join the MBA HBR Club?

About the MBA Have Been Reading Club

  • Meet monthly to discuss what we’ve read.
  • Reading material will be circulated during the first week of the month.
  • Everyone is welcome to recommend reading material.
  • We really want to keep the reading manageable and made available electronically.
  • We’ll meet on either the last Wednesday or Thursday of the month at the CBD Campus. Drinks or dinner will follow depending on availability.

If you’re interested visit our survey form and tell us what works best for you! Please complete by Monday 29 May.

For more information, contact Myrophora (C6) – myrophora@gmail.com

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.

 

 

Notice of an eMBAssy Ordinary Meeting

Ordinary meetings are an opportunity for all students and alumni to come along and receive updates from eMBAssy portfolios and ask questions of the eMBAssy board.

The first ordinary meeting will be held 6pm Tuesday 23 May in the Boardoom in the CBD campus.

Any member can add an item to the agenda, as long as it aligns with the vision of eMBAssy.

If you have any items that you wish to raise, please email Richard Mayo by 5pm Tuesday 16 May. The agenda and any associated papers will be circulated three days prior to the meeting.

Meeting agenda is here:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1cuRfUeQck6zY0rReNxqQyF4-UQ0GzAQfPE_Y77bjfOQ/edit?usp=sharing