Students have the opportunity to engage with this opportunity to develop and showcase their professional acumen in a safe-to-fail environment during their time at university. With the support of industry professionals as Advisors, the ABSA Committee have the exclusive opportunity to grow their professional networks, engage with current and relevant industry practice, and join the nationally recognised representative body for business students across Australia. All ABSA Board, Executive and Committee positions are voluntary.
Join our Team!
We have a number of teams within ABSA. Students have a unique opportunity to be part of the change, and work alongside industry advisors throughout their time with ABSA. Build your network, develop new and existing skills, and thrive on a fun and rewarding experience! Don't worry too much about what specific position you should apply for - ABSA welcomes an adaptive and functional professional development experience where our people are free to move between roles and teams.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to live in one specific city to be on the absa team?
Not at all! We have an exceptional team of students and industry professionals who are located in cities including; Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Orange, Perth etc. We welcome a sparse geographical base of talent to join our team.
What is the time commitment required?
Our perspective is that if you aren't busy, we don't want you on our team. The majority of students and industry professionals within ABSA are employed and work part/ full-time. We ask all students on the Committee to put forward at least five (5) hours each week, in addition to a one (1) hour virtual meeting with their team. Industry professionals are not required to put forward a set amount of time each week given the ad hoc nature of their commitment.
what is the best part of joining absa?
Being part of the leading representative body for Australian business students certainly has its perks. Being able to meet with captains of industry, government ministers, university leaders and student leaders, is definitely extremely valuable. Additionally, our teams make the clockwork seamless, and being part of the ABSA team is a rewarding experience for all involved. We regularly catch up in different cities across Australia and celebrate the work we continue to do for our members and the community. This is undoubtedly what makes the whole experience so enjoyable - the people. Our executive team invest a lot of time in ensuring that everyone is supported and encouraged within their role, so there is no need to feel bad about any weaknesses you may have.
By joining the Australian Business Students’ Association Committee, you are instantly putting yourself ahead of other graduates. With an impressive team of Advisors to guide the Committee on projects and tasks, ABSA streamlines professional development for students, regardless of whether you are a first-year or ultimate-year student. I am very passionate about equipping all Australian business students, regardless of their location, background, university or circumstances, with the opportunity to grow and easily transition into industry. The Association definitely provides a platform to achieve this.
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The ABSA Advisory Committee directly advises the ABSA Committee with current and relevant industry practice. Advisors must present a strong professional track record and business acumen, to directly advise Committee Members with the information and resources to succeed in their role at the Association. With a carefully selected team of experienced Advisors, with exceptional business acumen, the Association strengthens the Committee and its effectiveness in organisational development and performance. The Advisory Committee works directly with the Executive to ensure that Committee Members are provided with the opportunity to showcase and develop their professional skills during their university experience.
The role of the Board is to provide leadership and strategic guidance for ABSA in addition to overseeing management’s implementation of ABSA’s strategic initiatives. The Board is accountable to members for the performance of the organisation. In performing its role, the Board aspires to excellence in governance standards. This requires the Board to work as a team and meet on a regular basis.