BOARD PROFILES

Introducing the 2017 Business Society board Portfolio Profiles!

Click on the names below to find out more about our directors!

Executives

Tushaar Garg

Co-President

Tushaar Garg

He may blast the J.Cole and Kendrick and try to talk like he’s straight outta Compton, but we all know the truth when Tushaar rolls up in his Corolla! This vegetarian must be getting all his protein from seeds because what else could explain that moustache? Nonetheless, it’s no wonder that Tushaar is at the helm of BSOC as Co-President, with his finesse at public speaking and ability to lead. This charismatic fellow has got all sorts of game so if he’s not shaking his groove thang at a wedding, you can find him chasing his dreams of becoming a pro cricket player and leading his team to victory. Feel free to come say hello, but just don’t drive badly on your way there or he might show you why he used to be a top debater in high school!

Catherine Hu

Co-President

Catherine Hu

The lighter half of our rush hour duo, Catherine is known for having the sleep schedule of your favourite grandma – legends say that she retires as early as 8pm to catch her beauty sleep. However, our co-president more than makes up for it during the day with her variety of talents. When she’s not too busy role playing as Jackie Chan (rumour has it that Catherine is about to get her black belt) you may find our co-president at a local art gallery (having won a national art competition herself). As the day wraps up, you may even be fortunate enough to be serenaded by her very own brand of Chinese Opera. But in all seriousness, Catherine is one of the most caring and dedicated people you will ever meet and is always willing to go that extra mile for others. So if you ever see our resident BFG around, come up and say hi!

Wenbo Gong

Treasurer

Wenbo Gong

Is that a bird? Is that a plane? No, it’s Wenbo “I do actuarial” Gong! With a HD WAM and CPA award under his belt, he may seem like your average, run-of-the-mill genius, but really, our Treasurer is so much more. Rumour has it you can spend a whole year trying to find his third tattoo and you’ll never succeed. A closeted twerker, he can also be found popping out some moves at the latest rave (did someone say Tomorrowland?), dominating karaoke with Kendrick’s classics and belting out JT’s ‘Sexy Back’.

When he isn’t busy helping companies meet capital requirements at EY (yes, he is also an intern), Wenbo’s busy helping others with his expert knowledge and down-to-earth advice. Our resident Superman will always be there for you when you need him, and though oceans are his kryptonite, he’ll tide you over with his witty bants and lit stories any day!

Anita Wu

Vice President (Activities)

Anita Wu

With two years of devoted experience in the Social Portfolio, it’s as if the ‘a’ in VPA stands for ‘Anita’! With a spectacular eye for detail, the mind of a brilliant consultant and a knack for efficiency, you can trust in her to lead Activities to new heights! Outside her university life, Anita enjoys travelling and exploring the hidden gems of this world, so definitely ask her what she’s up to next. If you first meet her in an interview, don’t be deterred by her infamous interview eyes as underneath, is someone who is friendly and caring, always willing to dish up incredible advice (and more than often, banter). Anita is always reviewing and laughing at her collection of Pepe the Frog memes, jumping at the next opportunity to use one in a toad-ally fun conversation – you can never get bored of her. Maybe the ‘a’ in VPA stands for amazing!

Baihe He

Vice President (External)

Baihe He

Don’t let Baihe He’s bashful name catch you by surprise. His name is but a cruel onomatopoeia of his laugh after he burns your soul with devastating lowkey savagery. But alas, every beast has an Achilles heel, and his one is an insatiable desire to sleep. It is not uncommon to find this roast demon lying dormant just about anywhere and everywhere, replenishing his fire so he is ready to roast the next person he sees with misaligned Powerpoint slides. Jokes aside, our VPE is all fun and games so don’t be afraid to say hi or challenge him to a cheeky LoL sesh or a game of 500. Just one moment with him and soon enough you too will find yourself saying Bai hehehehehehehehehe!!

Michael Liang

Vice President (Internal)

Michael Liang

Michael or better known as Mikey or ‘ML’ is a self-driven, kind and motivated individual. Michael Liang and the term ‘entrepreneur’ go hand in hand. If he’s not working at fintech startup PayDock or reading on how to make himself a better human being, Michael is always seeking the next learning opportunity. Often describing himself like a sponge, he is capable of soaking up and processing new information rapidly. His entrepreneurial spirit can only be rivaled by his obsessive passion for shoes. It is also an ongoing meme that Michael is expected to give a speech after any BSOC event, a reflection of his exceptional oratory and presentation skills. In 2016 Michael helped shaped the direction of partnerships within BSOC, his zeal and passion for others will definitely aid him in his duties as VPI for 2017.

Veronica Lin

Vice President (Operations)

Veronica Lin

Put your hands together for the bearer of UNSW’s most contagious smile! Let Veronica’s bubbly aura consume you entirely, and be at ease with the caring ambience she sheds on all around her. She’s already got herself a place in the history books as BSOC’s inaugural Vice-President of Operations, and now she’s on her way to conquer the world – one international case competition at a time! But don’t pump her tires with too much sarcasm; she still struggles to understand it (editor’s note: No seriously. She just doesn’t get it…). Vero is perpetually planning her next getaway, having already explored India and Japan in the past 12 months and on her way to the Big Apple in 2017. Also a music enthusiast, she’s a regular sight at Sydney’s biggest festivals – dancing away in the little spare time she has. However, don’t let her busy schedule and Uniqlo expertise scare you, she will always make time and care for all those who know her. Whether you see her raving away or cracking another case, don’t be afraid to pull her leg and say Hi!

Activities

SOCIAL-click to find out more!

The Social team have the equally exciting and stressful job of planning and running BSOC’s yearly social events. They are a talented and passionate bunch who do amazing work. And you’d need to be to pull off the stuff they’ve got planned!

Events

Camp

Being the first UNSW BSOC event of the year, the BSOC Camp provides the opportunity for incoming students to meet their fellow students in the UNSW Business School.

Cruise

The next social event is the annual BSOC Cruise, held right after mid-semester one exams to provide a break from the stress of the exams. Involving over 700 students, the BSOC Cruise provides a way for students to meet new people and reconnect with the people they met at the start of the semester.

 Pubcrawl

Providing a final event for the semester, we organise a themed pubcrawl party that involves the students bar-hopping through the Sydney city.

Dance Party

The starting event for semester 2, we organise a Dance Party for students at massive and exciting venues providing a fun event before the semester 2 mid-semester exams come along.

Annual BSOC Ball

To finish off the year we organise the annual BSOC Ball. The event involves fine dining and a formal atmosphere that allows students to cap off the year with the people they met and have one last event before the summer holidays start.

Jackson Tan

Social Director

Jackson Tan

Our charming social director might not be the iconic face of BSOC, but he is definitely the belly. Always dressed in an all-pink ensemble, when Jackson isn’t serenading you with “An Jing” or spitting out a K-pop rap verse, he will most likely be found at the gym – a location where he is known to spend over 6 hours in a row (not working out, but actually working). Although he does not possess the vocal or dance talents of the Jackson 5, this definitely does not stop our J-dragon from getting in with the ladies. His worship of uni’s high speed internet can only be topped by his love for motorbikes (don’t be surprised if you catch him bowing down to one). Despite being sarcastic af with poor pun game, Jackson is a genuine, attentive and down-to-earth guy who’s a great friend to have. So, get keen for social events this year! With Jackson on the team, they’re sure to make you go, ‘WOW, Fantastic Baby’.

Lucy Zhao

Social Director

Lucy Zhao

When she’s not slamming hoops and breaking ankles in the courts, Lucy “Beyoncé” Zhao is breaking hearts in the streets with her fiery “au naturel” hair and fashion model instincts. Despite making us all feel intellectually incompetent with her HD WAM and sea of scholarships, Lucy is incredibly down-to-earth, hard-working and caring. The ONLY hopeless romantic that inexplicably hates walks on the beach, Lucy instead prefers to walk across the world, fuelled by her insatiable wanderlust. So next time you see this Social director nailing a three pointer behind Tyree, pull up a chair and prepare to be wowed by tales of adventure and to have your mind blown by amazing magic card tricks. Queen BeySOC may forget your name, but she’ll definitely make your day!

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Social Director

Felix Chow

Like Ellen Degenerous, Felix is someone that is just impossible to hate. With a smile that can brighten up anyone’s day, Felix is a connoisseur of some of THE weirdest memes that you will ever see, with his unique sense of humour scaring even the dankest of meme lords away. His love for new experiences, as shown through his tenure as BITSA treasurer, various subcommittees and many more, have strengthened his ability to relate to literally everyone. If you ever wish to perform an impossible challenge just try and find someone that doesn’t know or like him. At the same time, if you ever need someone to dnm with then look no further, as an avid festival/party goer with his own share of stories, our social director Felix will always be there for you.

SPORTS-click to find out more!

The Sports Portfolio aims to enhance the university experience for UNSW business students by facilitating and encouraging social interaction through our sporting initiatives and events. Through these events, we provide a wide range of opportunities for students to not only exercise, but meet new people!

Some of the ways we tackle our objectives include:

Interfaculty Sports Cup

Organising a sports tournament between the largest societies on the UNSW Campus. This event promotes and encourages interfaculty social interaction in a competitive but relaxed sporting atmosphere.

The Annual BSOC Ski Trip

We organise the largest UNSW BSOC event of the year by providing a four day trip to the Snowy Mountains that any student can attend.

Oztag and Netball Tournaments

Near the tail end of the year, the sports portfolio organises friendly competitions between students in an oztag tournament and a netball tournament.

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Sports Director

Sharron Chen

Our talented Sports Director is an ace on more than just the netball court. Fun-loving, humble and chill, if she’s not scoring net after net, Sharron is topping the leaderboards in Mario Kart. Indeed, her Wii driving skills translate to real life, so if you’re ever in need of a lift (she’s always willing to give free rides) strap in because your heart won’t be the only thing racing! In her free time, Sharron re-watches episodes of Sherlock while cuddling her pet rabbit Toovee. You might also catch her at the Kirribilli markets shopping for another pair of ripped denims. So Toovee or not to be? That is the question. Whether she’s pumping some classic indie hits (and 1D), or planning out the next big sports tournament, Sharron will be in full swing around uni so don’t be afraid to come and say hi!

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Sports Director

James Cai

If James Cai ever flashes you his cheeky grin, you better watch out! This lean green machine of a former high school state long jumper will leap over cars, people, mercy and compassion to deliver his devastating banter. Never one to shy away from the spotlight, this basic selfie queen loves nothing more than sending snaps on his “throne.” Clearly, James is a man of many fluids. When he’s not sweating on the race track, he’s bawling his eyes out at the end of Your Name. In truth, James is one of the most hilarious, friendly and easy going individuals that you will ever meet. Always happy to chat and lend a hand, there is no doubt that his industrious and ambitious nature and ability to LEAP over obstacles with ease will help Sports reach new HEIGHTS in the year ahead!

External

CAREERS-click to find out more!

The Careers team is responsible for working with employers to deliver a wide range of events to students. These events give students the opportunity to develop themselves professionally, learn about potential employers and their industries, learn about internship and graduate opportunities, and to build personal connections with employers.

Events

Careers Fair

Our annual careers fair is an excellent opportunity for students to explore the many different pathways and opportunities into a variety of industries. Sponsor representatives come in and provide insights onto graduate positions and internships whilst students are also able to ask questions that really deepen their understanding of the different firms.

 

High Achiever’s Luncheon

The High Achiever’s Luncheon offers students an opportunity to gain industry and career insights on a more personal level. This intimate networking experience allows students to interact with representatives on a one-to-one basis over the course of the luncheon, as well as an open networking session at the conclusion of the formal event.

 

Firm-Specific Events

Throughout the year various employers will hold on and off campus events in partnership with BSOC. They present an excellent opportunity for students to learn more about potential employers and their internship and graduate opportunities, as well as make connections with employers. Other firm-specific events include skills workshops, where firm representatives will support the professional development of students by giving tips about the recruitment process and providing insight into firm culture.

 

Keep an eye out for upcoming events on our Facebook group as well as our website homepage.

Katherine Chen

Careers Director

Katherine Chen

Known for her fangirl tendencies over Green Day when she was twelve and now her 12vie tendencies in general, Katherine is a Shiba loving girl who always has a smile. As a self described ‘tiger mum’ with six (SIX!) painstakingly organised and colour coded calendars, she’ll make sure everything is done on time and that everyone is taken care of. But whether she’s doodling away, working on her arts and crafts, jamming to Kendrick and drake or re-watching episodes of Breaking Bad and Friends, if you ever need her, she’ll be there for you (clap! clap! clap! clap!). So make sure you get the chance to have a break and chit chat with our very own Kit Kat(herine).

Jeffrey Liu

Careers Director

Jeffrey Liu

Meet Jeffrey, BSOC’s proud and unbeatable king of ping pong (and every other sport really). Graduating from the almighty The King’s School itself, our one-third Careers director and resident salt bae enjoys spending his time running around a law firm, controlling people’s minds in mafia, and investing in his highly impressive collection of Tommy Hilfiger (shirts, wallet, bag, hat – he’s got it all!). But despite his royal upbringing and expensive taste in, well, almost everything, don’t be surprised to catch Jeff anywhere and everywhere – rain, hail or shine – in his humble pair of thongs (we have yet to uncover the reason for his interesting shoe taste). Down-to-earth, smart and hardworking, we have no doubt that Jeff has got what it takes to soar Careers to new heights this year. So if you catch Jeff walking around his incredibly cute doggo in his thongs don’t be afraid to go up and say hi!

Janette Wong

Careers Director

Janette Wong

As our board’s resident nocturnal, Janette can be seen constantly not sleeping before 4am and turning Careers into a true 24-hour portfolio. Rumoured to be a true mystery of the universe, what she does up until 5am every single day is beyond anyone’s guess. Janette is diligent, attentive and always on the ball especially when it comes to finding opportunities to whip out her poker set. As an avid card game enthusiast, she has invested heavily into purchasing a state of the art poker equipment which makes an appearance at most Careers meetings. Her infectious personality and persistent “peace signs” make her one of the most approachable directors on the board, so don’t be afraid to say hi!

EDUCATION-click to find out more!

Education is a diverse portfolio that caters towards the professional, personal and social development of undergraduate business students. Our events and workshops aim to maximise the potential of students by providing a platform from which they can enhance key professional and technical skills. Our vision for 2017 is to equip students with the knowledge, skill-sets, and industry insights to achieve success in their desired professional and personal pursuits.

Events

Peer Mentoring Program

Semester 1, Weeks 1-7; 10

The Peer Mentoring Program (PMP) is especially tailored towards first year students studying a business degree. The program is jam-packed with social, sport and academic engagement and is the perfect opportunity to forge new friendships and obtain crucial university know-how from older student mentors within a more casual setting.

The PMP spans over the first seven weeks of Semester 1, with mentoring sessions running for one hour each week. In these sessions mentees familiarise themselves with others in their group, and mentors provide support and relay valuable university related information to mentees. These priceless tips range from advice on the best cheap eats on campus to recommendations regarding subject choices and majors.

Key events to look out for within the program include the:

  • Opening Event (Thursday, 2nd March)
  • Sports & Study Day (Tuesday, 18th April)
  • Closing Event (Thursday, 11th May)

Join us at Peer Mentoring!

Majors and Electives Panel

The Majors Panel mainly caters towards first year students who are unsure of the majors that they want to pursue, and the Electives Speakers Panel is aimed at, but not limited to, Second Year Students. Speakers outline the advantages and disadvantages of each major and elective as well as the possible career paths that these courses may lead to.

The Majors speakers provide valuable advice on course information and Electives speakers provide insights on specific subjects that are useful or relevant for your chosen career path. In addition, the speakers will provide valuable personal insights into tips and tricks that will hopefully help guide you on your journey to that dream job.

SPONSORSHIPS-click to find out more!

The Sponsorship Portfolio manages the UNSW Business Society’s relationships with all of its sponsors and partners.

Sponsorship aims to foster mutual benefit between our members and our sponsors, always seeking to discover the most valuable ways in which we can work for each other. We ensure that the society’s activities always meet the unique needs of our sponsors whilst also providing value for BSOC members.

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Education Director

Susanna Chen

A self-described “tiger mum,” our very own Susanna Chen is bubblier than Easyway, nicer than french toast and sassier than a cheeky selfie. This corgi-lovin’, hedgehog-huggin’, Korean-spewin’ director is the friendliest of us all, can’t you see? Constantly triggered by roasts about her height, Susanna struggles every night; a perennial trooper in the eternal crusade against the Asian flush. When her bright red beacon of a face isn’t jamming to classic RnB hits and Rod Stewart, you can find Susanna crying over Korean dramas and drooling over her EXTENSIVE collection of Korea’s finest bachelor celebrities. But despite her awful tastes in television, Susanna is one of the loveliest and kindest people at UNSW. So if you see her around uni, feel free to say hello, she’ll be sure to greet you like an old friend and make your day!

Luke Clinch

Education Director

Luke Clinch

Meet Luke! Having changed universities and switched degrees three times (extending his degree by who knows how long), Luke chose to adopt an…interesting interpretation of the mantra “BSOC til I die.” Not satisfied with spending an eternity at uni, Luke also loves to miss LITERALLY EVERY turn while driving to triple his travel times. In his spare time Luke enjoys exploring the natural environment, a high key (and much, MUCH sassier) David Attenborough with the exception of lizards. It feels like only yesterday when child Luke got his beloved grape snatched out of his hand by a lizard, forever traumatising him from the Australian backyard. Jokes aside, if you get a chance, definitely challenge his superb strategic mindset in a game of coup- I’m sure he’ll surprise you!

Shawn Noronha

Sponsorship Director

Shawn Noronha

The perfect boy doesn’t exi- Oh wait. Then I guess you haven’t met Shawn. Driven by his passion for entrepreneurship and start-ups, our $pon$or$hip$ Director started an online job-helper ‘Kickstart Employment’ for young adults AND his very own clothing brand ‘Bloom’.
As BSOC’s resident fashionista and avid tie collector, Shawn takes pride in his collection and will be willing to show you his collection if you so much mention it. When he’s not buried beneath his ties, you might catch this cheeky fellow skating out and about uni (yes he’s a skater boy) with his camera, snapping up Instagram worthy pics (and he takes nice photos too?!) So, if you’re ever in need of a cheeky bloke to chat to for hours on just about any topic (try the Godfather, he’ll love it), don’t be afraid to holler “SUH DUDE” if you see him around uni.

COMPETITIONS-click to find out more!

The competitions portfolio provides a platform whereby students can apply theoretical knowledge to case problems inspired by contemporary business complications. Through working and gaining direct exposure to real-life business cases, the competitions portfolio offers students an invaluable opportunity for both professional and personal development. Our vision for 2017 is to encourage students to grow holistically by harnessing a diverse skill set from concise written expression to presenting in an articulate style.

Competitions for 2017:

EY Case Competition

The EY Case Competition is a great way for you to learn how to complete a tertiary-level case competition. Targeted towards first and second years, this is a great way for you to also meeting new people and form collaborative teams.

The prize package this year also includes: $1500 cash prize, informal mentors throughout the year and a fast-tracked route to the final stage of internship interviews! If you’re interested, make sure you and a team of 3-4 people are ready to sign up in week 2!

Uber Operations Competition

This year the competitions portfolio is also excited to collaborate alongside Uber to create our very first operations competition. Run towards the latter half of Semester 1, you’ll be able to explore innovative ways to implement new products and have a more holistic understanding of Uber’s behind-the-scenes operational processes.

Registrations open in Week 7!

Make sure you keep an eye out on this space as we’ll be updating you about workshops and competitions you can attend during the Winter Holidays and Semester 2 later in the year!

Joanna Ma

Competitions Officer

Joanna Ma

When our ever so innocent yet gullible Competitions Officer, Joanna Ma isn’t busy trying to interpret the YMCA as part of her next muzz, she’s plotting to bring a White Christmas to summertime Sydney. Armed with her 12 different Christmas playlists and a perpetual smile, Joanna works tirelessly towards this goal whilst also planning competitions to help you show what you’ve got for all the business world to see.  Truthfully though, Joanna’s complete inability to ever say anything mean is a pure representation of the compassion she extends to everyone around her (omg she’s a Lawsoc Peer mentoring director as well!1!!, see I told you). So if you ever see pearly whites that don’t seem to want to disappear, come say hi to Joanna and tell her about your doges, Star Wars or Benedict Cumberbatch to see them beam even more.

Anna Zhang

Competitions Officer

Anna Zhang

It was almost as though the role of Competitions Officer was made for someone like Anna. Her genuine heart and authentic personality echoes her enthusiasm for helping others grow and develop. Her smile can light up any room – and you’ll be able to see this cheeky smile come out whenever she’s sipping on her favourite beverage – coffee or anything matcha! With her Myer Briggs personality results ever changing, there’s one thing that will never change – Anna’s love for tennis. Her love for this COMPETITIVE sport (see what we did there?!) was ignited by her favourite players, Federer and Nadal. Her ultimate goal is to watch a match a live match played by either player before they retire – but she better hurry because it seems like that might be soon! Anna, being just as hard-working and ambitious as the tennis players whom she dearly admires, will surely bring great things to the competitions portfolio!

Internal

HUMAN RESOURCES-click to find out more!

The Human Resources team are all about ensuring your personal development and wellbeing, while facilitating internal bonding within BSOC’s board.  We’re always here to help, and as the backbone of our society, we process all subcommittee applications and rosters before anything else.

HR are your first point of contact if you want to become a member of BSOC, so shoot us an email at hr@unswbsoc.com if you want to know more about this, or have any questions regarding applications!

Initiatives

HR keeps the spirit of BSOC alive through a range of initiatives, including:

 

Internal Bonding Days

HR holds a number of internal bonding initiatives for BSOC’s members through the year – fun-filled events such as the BSOC Director Road Trip and Subcommittee Bonding days catered towards strengthening our society as a unit so we can provide more value for you at our full potential!

 

First Aid Certification

Want to be someone who adds value to people’s lives?  HR brings First Aid training to you in a one-day course designed to equip students with valuable life skills and nationally recognised certification that you can take to the workplace.

Global Citizenship Day

Through fun activities and workshops with key speakers, this new HR initiative will allow you to understand the impact you can make on the world.  You’ll learn how the opportunities you’re provided can help you grow as a global citizen, and how you can get involved and make the most out of your uni experience and beyond!

Mental Health Week

Pump up your week and take a break from exams with Mental Health Week – one of HR’s flagship events for Semester 2!  Kick back and relax with free food, exciting activities and stalls spread throughout the week aimed at promoting student wellbeing and creating awareness of mental health issues and support.

Partnerships-click to find out more!

The UNSW Business Society’s Partnerships portfolio is entrusted with the task of liaising with external companies in order to best deliver all sorts of value to our members, whether it’s a ticket management platform for our events, a source of textbooks for our students or even just a discount at your favourite restaurant!

The key words for our Partnerships portfolio are “mutually beneficial”, so in selecting and maintaining these service, growth or marketing-based relationships, we strive to ensure that our proud partners are receiving as much value from access to our student society as our members are receiving from them.

Jonathan Lam

Human Resources Director

Jonathan Lam

Don’t be afraid to strike up a conversation with our amazing HR director! He may be a bit shy at first, but once you get to know him, his true colours will start to shine! Jonathan doesn’t know how to be anything but nice. He is one of the sweetest people you will meet and he is always there when you need him (super fast replier too!). Although he has no pets …yet, it is he is a lover of all animals. Some say Jonathan is secretly a ladies’ man. But don’t let that dimpled smile fool you, he could easily tell you ‘How to get away with murder’. When he is not busy eating or sleeping, Jonathan is binge watching TV shows, anime (Tokyo Ghoul anyone?) and browsing through gaming channels on Youtube. So come say hi to this LAM whenever you’re in a BAAAAd mood. He’ll be sure to turn your frown upside down!

Fiona Shen

Human Resources Director

Fiona Shen

Does this face look familiar? Well it should! As BSOC’s very own celebrity, Fiona wowed the nation in Australia’s Got Talent with her prodigious violin skills as a 9 year old quarter-finalist (try to find her on Youtube!) When she’s not busy playing Vivaldi, Fiona can be found singing tunes by Flume or belting out Mr Brightside at karaoke bars across Sydney. Recently back from a long trip to Japan and Korea, Fiona is always happy to regale her travel stories or share her favourite food hotspots with you. Bubbly and able to laugh at everything (even when it’s not funny), Fiona can put a smile on the face of everyone she meets! Unfailingly sweet and down to earth, Fiona can always be found online, so don’t be afraid to pop up and say hello!

Sandaru Kamalasuriya

Partnerships

Sandaru Kamalasuriya

BSOC’s very own little (quite literally) bundle of energy, Sandaru (or Sunday for those who can’t pronounce his name properly – which is most of us), who’ll be taking on Partnerships this year is always the life of the party. His infectious, energetic personality is sure to get anyone up and moving, so don’t be afraid to say hi! His penchant for slipping a pun into anything he says is at best of times annoying, but his affinity for doggos and dancing is unmatched. When he’s not spending time in front of the mirror fixing his hair, or sealing BSOC partnerships with Maccas, you’ll find Sunday enjoying a beverage at Starbucks or Coco, so don’t be afraid to hit him up and order a short, black shot of him!

Philanthropy-click to find out more!

The Philanthropy portfolio is all about throwing yourself out there to help those that need it the most, spreading and phil-ing the love! By collaborating with other non-profit organisations, we aim to provide our business students with the opportunity to organise, volunteer and participate in our various events. The recruitment for our B squads (our volunteer family) begin with a written application which opens in Week 2 of Semester 1, so keep a look out because changing the world starts now! For any questions or more information on how to get on board, send our friendly Philanthropy team an email at philanthropy@unswbsoc.com.

 

We are introducing two volunteer programs this year:

  1. Food Program

We are teaming up with Ozharvest to bring to you the experience of helping out in Australia’s first free food market! You’ll complete a training module that sets you up to assist and educate the customers who come into the market. If you’re passionate about helping those who are at disadvantaged, at risk of homelessness or are homeless, this will be an immensely rewarding experience.

  1. Mentoring Program

In this program, you will get the chance to be mentors to high school students! Meeting up once a week, both mentors and students will participate in fun activities to get to know each other. Education is a large part of every child’s upbringing and it is important that young people are given the support they need during their most critical years to motivate and encourage them to pursue the most rewarding path in life.

 

This year, we are also planning to continue the traditional, philanthropic initiatives run by BSOC:

  • Live Below the Line
  • City2Surf

Louise Li

Philanthropy Officer

Louise Li

If you haven’t had the pleasure of being introduced to Lou, chances are she’s coming over to introduce herself to you. Louise is the life of the party and definitely knows how to have a good time but deep beneath her excitable, friendly and bubbly personality is a conscientious and hardworking young woman with a passion for charitable works and a strong drive to perform. If you can’t find BSOC’s resident Pho connoisseur engrossed in her work, she’s usually pursuing her hobbies of engaging in some red-hot spicy gossip sessions or curating her vast collection of otter pics. Louise may play the double bass, but she’s anything but bass-ic (Ba Dum tsst), she has a talent for singing (or so she thinks) and is willing to try just about anything at least once (she’s been skydiving). Louise is a reliable, trustworthy and genuine friend, who is always keen to chill so catch her for a cheeky GYG or pho date, or watch her favourite Youtube videos over a green tea latte!

Dimi Tong

Philanthropy Officer

Dimi Tong

A self-professed foodie, sweet-tooth and musician – Dimi is probably the kindest person you’ll ever come across. If she is not busy searching for the best cafe in Sydney, you’ll find her baking up a storm, experimenting with new recipes and sharing her love of cooking with all. Dimi may be small, but like her favourite furry friend, the Corgi, Dimi is more than capable of taking care of BSOC’s new portfolio, Philanthropy. Much like the Corgi, Dimi is also one of most talented girl’s you’ll come across – with a Diploma in both Piano AND Cello (but unfortunately a deficiency in hand-eye coordination for Sports). With a heart of gold, sense of determination and hardy work ethic, Dimi will be sure to Phil your day with joy!

Operations

Marketing-click to find out more!

The Marketing portfolio aims to give UNSW Business Society as much exposure as possible. They come up with innovative ways to advertise the society. With every event, the marketing portfolio strives to make sure every business student hears about it. From spreading the word to designing posters, this portfolio helps advertise BSOC’s many events!

Initiatives

Marketing has kept BSOC alive in our hearts and minds through a variety of initiatives this year including:

  • BSOC Orientation Videos
  • BSOC Recap Videos
  • Strengthening the brand of the UNSW Business Society
  • Introduction of BSOC hoodies

Lisa Vu

Marketing Director

Lisa Vu

Introducing Lisa, our go to marketing gal when we want to get lit… cover photo designs! While cute in appearance and small in size, don’t let this beguile you from the fierce, bad-ass force that she truly is. As both a former festival-goer and a former 12vie Twilight fangirl, when she’s not making stunning designs, Lisa will most likely be found sleeping, studying or watching k-dramas. A throwback to her DIY clothes days reveals both the origin of her creativity and a fashion sense so model-worthy that it’ll make you scream “GOALS!”. Despite having a commonly reported RBF, Lisa is truly one of the sweetest, most caring people you could ever get to know. So, if you’re ever in need for a dose of a fun-yet-loving personality, hit up Lisa Vu!

Bhavjot Mand

Marketing Director

Bhavjot Mand

Bhav may be incredibly personable and approachable, but beware! He also has a chronic addiction for roasting people about the same thing over and over again and a penchant for screenshotting any embarrassing photos of you. So if you ever see his infamous smirk, you better run! An avid basketball player, Bhav’s heart burns with a fiery passion whenever his Portland Trail Blazers step onto the courts. Ultimately, Bhav may joke around a lot, but no one is more reliable, no one more hard-working than him. He’s the perfect MANd for the job!

William Zhang

Marketing Director

William Zhang

Will may seem quiet and reserved at first, but those who know him well live in constant fear of his red hot roasts and witty one-liners. Adventurous at heart, Will loves to experiment and constantly learn new things. When he’s not spending his day interning at Deloitte, you will find him reading articles on the latest tech trends, browsing reddit for interesting threads, or watching short films in his spare time. With a passion for music fuelling his love for photography – Will has been able to create his own photography and videography business, Hypothetical XYZ. Scouted by multiple agencies – Will has shot for the likes of Alison Wonderland and Lido, at huge festivals and concerts all across Australia. So if you ever see him around uni, don’t be afraid to strike up a conversation – you are bound to have an interesting chat with him!

Publications-click to find out more!

Do you drop knowledge with every single word? Are you fuelled by a burning desire to be heard? Is your command over language unreachable, your power over speech unimpeachable?

Then look no further, because the Publications Portfolio connects UNSW Business students like you to BSOC, the business school and the student community at large. Read, watch or engage with a diverse range of articles and content. Whether you’re interested in leisurely articles on life musings, or want to kickstart your professional life by browsing our dissertations on contemporary industry trends and career advice, Pubs is a platform for all to voice their thoughts and to hear, read and watch others’.

Initiatives:

Publications is responsible for a diverse range of BSOC publications and initiatives including:

• The First Years Guide

• The Business Careers Guide

• Bizzness Magazine

• The BSOC Blog

• LinkedIn Photoshoot

• The BSOC Times weekly email

• The BSOC Review

IT-click to find out more!

As the IT portfolio, we are responsible for the maintenance of everything technology related with BSOC! Constantly finding new initiatives to pursue to remain on top of the technological demands of BSOC we are constantly working on something that will improve and take BSOC to another level. Although taking care of the website and email systems may be the majority of what students see, if you are interested in gaining technical experience and taking on projects that challenge your mind then IT is the place to be!

William Zhou

Publications Director

William Zhou

If it’s your first time meeting Will you may notice that he’s a teensy bit red. Well that’s probably because he had one or two drinks (max) … about a week ago. Infamous for being BSOCs resident living tomato, Will is also a successful law student, which means he averages about 4 hours of sleep per night. But when he’s not busy perfecting his next law essay, you can often catch Will either reading a history book, watching a much anticipated episode of GoT, or shimmying to the rhythm of his favourite Hamilton tracks! Moreover, you best not be fooled by his innocent carebear smile, Will also LOVES good banter with many a person on the receiving end of his savage roasts. But on a real note, Will is one of the most caring and cheerful individuals you’ll ever meet. Forever happy to lend a shoulder to lean on or a cheeky retort, Will is sure to brighten up your day!

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Publications Director

Cindy Nguyen

There is no need for a map when you meet our Publications Director, Cindy. Having travelled many parts of the world –  Cindy has ventured all across the globe, her wanderlust leading her all parts of the world. What is particularly odd, and quite interesting to note is the fact that despite being Vietnamese, Cindy hates fish sauce – a key ingredient of the cuisine and culture – a fact that shocks even her family! Despite her bizarre taste in food – Cindy is the uncontested, resident Indesign and Photoshop God. Creating works of art from even the most obscure ideas, Cindy can be relied upon to create something beautiful at any time. If you don’t catch her napping during the day – make sure ask our friendly Publications director anything related to her travels, food or design! With a mean eye for aesthetic detail and a heart of artistic passion, Cindy will be sure to exceed expectations and deliver more than you can ever ask for!

Venkatesh Vasudevan

Information Technology Director

Venkatesh Vasudevan

Master of foreign accents and impersonations, professional pool player, coding guru, there’s nothing that Venk can’t do. If you ever spot this perfect specimen roaming the campus in search of banter, you might be lucky enough to catch him in a magnanimous mood and be granted a demonstration of his revolutionary billiards technique or the secret to winning poker by looking at only one of your cards (Venk’s the king of black magic!). Our fun-loving IT director might even share his biggest and most sought-after secret: how to park in two parking spots! So don’t be shy, if you see Venk around uni, give him a hearty “top o’ the mornin’ ta ya!”