Advisory Board Update on Student Experiences

Written by Paul Loughran B.SciEd, M.Ed, Grad.Cert, Grad.Dip, Dip.Bus, CPM, Victoria State Committee member & Director of the Monash Marketing Department.

A lot has been achieved in the last few months to improve student experiences. The Victorian Committee has gone above and beyond to engage their student, graduate and emerging marketer community. Paul Loughran has put together a brief update on the outcome from a number of these activities. Supported by the Department and designed to increase learning beyond the classroom walls, the goal of this effort has primarily  been to strengthen the career competitiveness of these motivated young marketers.

Monash Marketing Student Society (MMSS) Industry Networking/Insights events – where MMSS organised two key events on:

#1: Wed 28 March attracting over 80 students who heard from 4 industry speakers from:

  • Telstra
  • ErnstYoung
  • Avion Communications
  • Social Star. Andrew

#2 Thurs 26 March attracting over 100 students hearing from industry key note speaker Izabela Taseki (Lululemon)

Monash Marketing Business Breakfast Doing business with China: Chasing prosperity where more than 150 attendees heard from Helen Sawczak (CEO, ACBC) and our own Laura, Brigette and Tat – providing event management opportunities to 6 marketing studetns

Wings for Life World Run – a global event organised by Wings For Life Charity to raise research funds to find a cure for spinal cord injury. Supported  by  the Department, MMSS created a strategic partnership with Team Monash and Red Bull, raising over $13K by forming:

  • Australia’s largest
  • World’s largest university team

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Horshurgh-Coles Door Breaker Scholarship awarded on 22 May to Monica Doan … this competitive scholarship is designed to champion talented marketing students whose voices are currently under-represented in creative industries and involves mentoring from Julian Cole and Amber Horsburgh and a cash prize (check out this link)

AMI Emerging Marketers Victoria Mentoring Program sponsored by the Dept of Mkt was launched on 24 May at the Monash Law Chambers (Lonsdale Street) with 10 participating students (check out this link)

Tony Palmer Prize to be awarded in June – this competitive prize is awarded to a marketing graduate and invovled a cash prize and mentoring from Tony Palmer

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