Monday, 30 November 2015

Celebrating a successful year on the Master of Marketing

Last week officially marked the end of my second semester studying on the Master of Marketing. As the academic year draws to a close it also marks the end of the examination period and the final assessments of the year.

To celebrate this success, the University of Sydney Business School were very kind to throw an end of year reception for the program at the Darlington Centre. A great time was had by all in attendance, from both the current cohort and alumni of the Masters of Marketing.

Joining the student body were also notable members from industry including Nicholas Ridis, Board Director for the Australian Marketing Institute. In addition, there was a three-way panel chaired by the course director, Pennie Frow, with Senior Consultant of Potentiate Global, Stephen Jenke, and Head of Marketing Intelligence at Tabcorp Kasia, Wilton-Wanstall. This provided a great opportunity to gain new insights into current marketing practices and an opportunity to network in a fun and relaxing environment. 

On behalf of the rest of the cohort I would like to say thank you to Terry Beed for organising a wonderful evening. I would also like to thank Associate Professor Geoff Frost who opened the event along with Associate Professor Pennie Frow who has been so instrumental in shaping the course. I would like to say a special thank you to our lecturers who have passed on their wisdom over the last ten months. 

I would also like to extend my congratulations to our alumni Taran and Seray who received awards for their excellent performance in the Marketing Consultancy Project. Both Lauren and myself were delighted to be recognised for our contributions to the social media for the course. We have very much enjoyed posting on the Marketing Matters blog and will continue to do so in the year ahead.

Early last week many of us were also fortunate to visit the new home of the University of Sydney Business School known as the Abercrombie Building. This state-of-the-art building holds an impressive 550-seat lecture theatre, three 300 seat lecture halls, eight 100 seat study rooms, 33 seminar rooms, a learning hub and 1500 square meters of informal learning space. 

What struck me most about the building was the amazing amount of natural light that lit up each room along with the excellent building structure designed to foster a blended learning environment. The new home will certainly add a great deal to the Darlington community and will be a fantastic home for the Business School for many years to come!

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