University of Queensland Business Association
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|Full name||The University of Queensland Business Association Inc.|
|Founded||2011 (through mergers and rebranding of organisations founded in 2000)|
|Affiliation||University of Queensland, UQU|
|Key people||Thomas O'Connor (President), Jaya Prasad (Vice President), Matheesha Gunawardana (Vice President)|
|Office location||Level 1, Colin Clark Building (Building 39)|
The University of Queensland Business Association Inc. (UQBA) is an organisation established to facilitate the professional development of the students of the University of Queensland. UQBA works closely with the University of Queensland Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, as well as several key industry partners including CPA Australia, Deloitte, Energex, Ernst & Young, Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia, and PwC.
UQBA represents over 1,700 student members across two University of Queensland campuses, resulting in it being one of the largest professionally based student organisations in Queensland. Commerce, Economics, Business and Law students form the majority of UQBA members. Common majors studied by members include Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Advertising, Information Systems and International Business.
Corporate Speed Networking is held in the first university semester. Students rotate among corporate delegate tables and are given the opportunity to enquire about various firms, employment and internship opportunities and prepare themselves for interviews with the firms. The event concludes with an informal networking opportunity.
Corporate Connections is a corporate networking event for students and employers. The event is held in the second university semester, designed so that students and employers can discuss summer internship, vacation and graduate programs. In 2013, fifteen firms were represented with an attendance of over 150 University of Queensland students, staff and alumni.
Each year the UQBA releases Vertex, a publication which provides corporate sponsors with the opportunity to promote their organisation, employment programs and important dates to students. Vertex also contains an application assistance section which is written in conjunction with the University of Queensland Business, Economics and Law Faculty in order to prepare students for entry into the corporate world.
Presidents of the UQ Business Association
|Year||VP Corporate Relations||VP Events & Operations|
|2012||Rhys Bell||Carol Francisco|
|2013||Antonia Zou||Thomas O'Connor|
|2014||Jaya Prasad||Matheesha Gunawardana|
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