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![/minti_toggle][minti_spacer]
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.
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.
Providing a final event for the semester, we organise a themed pubcrawl party that involves the students bar-hopping through the Sydney city.
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.[/minti_toggle][minti_spacer]
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.[/minti_toggle][minti_spacer]
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.
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.
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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)
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.[/minti_toggle][minti_spacer]
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.[/minti_toggle][minti_spacer]
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.[/minti_toggle][minti_spacer]
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![/minti_toggle][minti_spacer]
HR are your first point of contact if you want to become a member of BSOC, so shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to know more about this, or have any questions regarding applications!
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.[/minti_toggle][minti_spacer]
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.[/minti_toggle][minti_spacer]
We are introducing two volunteer programs this year:
- 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.
- 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
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
[/minti_headline][minti_toggle title=”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!
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’.
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[/minti_toggle][minti_spacer]