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

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

MBA Consulting Club

Come and join the fastest-growing interest group on the CBD campus. MBA Consulting Club now has 25 members across three universities and four degree programs. Last week we were joined by guest consultant Matt Whiting, partner at the boutique firm Mozaic Management. Matt gave excellent feedback on our consulting skills and role-played some of the difficult client behaviours he has experienced.
We aim to have joint case interview practice sessions with AGSM every two weeks in order to develop skills relevant to management consulting.

Calling all bloggers

Our blog is about showcasing the Sydney MBA, and our student and academic stories. We would love to have additional students on board in 2017. The blog has a large monthly readership, and we regularly share articles across Business School and University social media channels.

What’s involved
The commitment can range from a one-off blog OR regular contributions (2-3 blogs per semester). Topics to cover anything from the Sydney MBA experience (a favourite unit, MBA capstone, experience with the MBA career services, how the MBA is helping achieve career goals and your ‘Future anything’, etc) to topics of relevance; a focus on current trends; or general interest pieces for a business audience.

We are also very happy to work with participants on topic ideas.

Length requirement
Generally 400 – 600 words. Blogs in longer form are also fine depending on the topic.

Interested
Contact Melissa Clarke

*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.

eMBAssy ordinary meeting agenda

eMBAssy is looking forward to hosting our first monthly ordinary meeting for members.

Agenda is, as follows:

  1. eMBAssy Board Update
  2. Constitution refresh
  3. C8 and new LP&D format
  4. Other business

If you have any questions or items for the agenda, please email Richard Mayo.

eMBAssy ordinary meeting
6pm Tuesday 28 March in Lecture Room 3

*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

eMBAssy welcomes C8

eMBAssy welcomed Cohort 8 last Friday 10 March with pizza and drinks on the first evening of LP&D.

The new cohort were understandably exhausted after their first full day of leadership skills from the unit’s new facilitators, Jane Lowther and Michael Cavanagh. They weren’t too tired to enjoy getting to know each and eMBAssy over a couple of slices of pizza and a drink.

Big shout out to Ben Tham (Careers & Corporate Relations Manager, MBA Programs), Zoe Morrison, eMBAssy Director (MBA Experience),  Thommy Arena, eMBAssy Director (Alumni) and campus staff for helping out.