The Australian Business Students’ Association has unveiled its new platform for Australian business students as they transition into graduate opportunities.
The idea of ‘Job Hopping’ is a rather foreign concept for the predecessors of current business students and graduates in Australia. The idea of talented individuals not staying in a single role and switching between roles or careers is something that has only become prominent in the past few decades. However, despite the advent of job-hopping, having multiple roles in a career has become a valuable and a beneficial way to not only advance the career of an individual, but also develop skills in multiple faculties.
I still remember vividly the very first day of my O-Week at the University of Sydney. The orange banners flying in the breeze, the commotion on Eastern Avenue, hundreds of stalls and, thousands of people bustling to get freebies. It felt like I was at the World Fair, an electrifying energy throughout campus to begin the new year. However, my sights were set on a couple of stalls. One in particular was of course the Sydney University Business Society (SUBS). I met the executive, had a chat about my degree and got the run-down about the variety of amazing events the society has to offer.
In a modern economic landscape, where business and its role within society has been severely impacted by a series of damaging circumstances, causing extensive public scrutiny, it is critically important that leaders showcase the value of business within society.
The famous line ‘first impressions are everything’ transcends all social interactions. When you only have a seven-second window to summarise who you are and capture a person, it is paramount that the first meeting with anyone goes is seamless. This is no different in a business environment. Whether it be a social networking event, an interview, or perhaps liaising with a fellow work colleague on the first day of an internship. It is important that your first impression in the business world is executed skillfully so that you are in good stead for whatever future endeavour you’re undertaking in a corporate environment.
Despite a rampant pressure from business and consumers alike, state and federal governments have been hesitant to address what many have described as an ‘energy crisis.’ Just this week, the chief executive of Business Council of Australia, Jennifer Westacott expressed the need to reach an ‘in-principle agreement so we can move on from this policy rut and establish a national, coordinated plan that prioritises a secure, reliable, affordable energy supply.