Career Symposium opening session

Victoria University Business School (VUSB) demonstrated its commitment to prepare VU business students with industry knowledge and confidence required for career success by offering a  career coaching symposium at VU’s new City Tower Campus.

VU Business students at all levels, including VU Polytechnic business students had the opportunity to engage with leading industry partners and network with employers during the symposium.

Organiser Dr Chitra De Silva said the symposium reflected VU’s commitment to quality education as one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

“Industry engagement is one of the main priorities of the Bachelor of Business’s revitalisation. Our revitalised courses will have a strong focus on developing employability skills for students.”

“Victoria University Business School is always looking for ways of adding activities for industry engagement to all business courses, as this directly contributes to career support and high employability skills.”

Participating employers and industry partners included:

  • Reg Johnson, Director, Cisco Education and Strategic Industries
  • Richard Ferrier General Manager – VIC   CPA Australia
  • Rachel Zablan, Best Practice Assessor, Professional Standards & Business Support, CPA Australia
  • Ashleigh Rennison, Higher Education Partnership Manager at Institute of Managers and Leaders
  • Jen Clark Careers Engagement Manager – SA/NT, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Gavin Fernandes, Senior Partner Manager, MYOB
  • Larnie Brown, Head ,Organisational Change management  for the Information and Digital Delivery function,  Worley
  • Matt Harrison, Hope and Glory Recruitment.

VU Alumni also shared experiences

They included:

  • Thai Ngo, HR, Business & Career Strategist, and Founder, You Want Group
  • Milly Gunn, Head of People & Culture, Adore Beauty
  • Jasna  Cvetic, Senior Business Analyst, VMCH Melbourne

The symposium was followed by a VU Employ workshop conducted by Tonya Wimhurst.

This was the VUSB’s second career coaching symposium. Other organisers were Dr Ranjith Ihalanayake, Dr Syed Haider, and Associate Professors David Goodwin and Romana Garma.

The event was sponsored by CPA Australia and Charted Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

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