Following the success of the ESSA Launch Night, we held our first cornerstone career-based event with the full support of the Economics Society of Australia on Wednesday, the 14th of March. Thank you to all members, including those who signed up on the night or at our previous events, and more broadly to everyone that attended the event! The ESSA team hopes that you have gained important knowledge about the numerous job opportunities available to an economics student.
Dear ESSA members, attendees to our official launch event, and my wonderful committee,
Wow. I’m speechless, and well, you know me, I’m rarely speechless!
The sight I arrived to on Thursday night was phenomenal, I could hear the buzz and chatter all the way from the lifts! The vision we’ve always had for ESSA has finally become a reality: A room full of people getting to know each other, talking Economics and exchanging numbers.
Wow what an O-week! Located on Professors Walk, the ESSA committee was hard at work trying to spread the word that… ESSA IS FINALLY HERE!! In just one week we’ve hit almost 200 members and we’re absolutely stoked! Thank you to everyone for signing up, listening to us go on about ESSA and asking questions! Keep them coming!!
It was quite hectic as the committee was still learning the ropes of creating a successful O-Week, so thank you for bearing with us!
Today was ESSA’s first public appearance at University of Melbourne’s Academic Advice Day!
While the first year Commerce students of 2012 gathered for Academic Advice Day at the Spot, Joan and Esther set up an information stand along with other Commerce societies in the foyer. With the lure of a shiny exhibition banner and lollies for bribery we got to work recruiting.
Welcome to the Economics Student Society of Australia, more fondly known as ESSA!
So exactly who is ESSA? ESSA was founded in 2012 by a group of friends at the University of Melbourne who love Economics! During our first years of University we knew we loved economics, but had no idea where a major in Economics could take us. And VOILA, ESSA was born.
We are here to help you figure out how Economics can help you. We’re here to provide you with a support network, filled with both students and industry contacts. We’re here to provide you with a contact point to learn more about how Economics impacts you. We’re here to provide you with a forum of discussion.
We hope to provide you with that extra support we craved for when finding our feet at University.
Whether you’re in your first year or your last year, we hope to be a friend to you.
Now, enough about us… what about you? Click on more, go on, you know you want to.