Thirteen tables battled it out for the inaugural first prize last Thursday at the Clyde Hotel. Karen, our president and MC for the night led us through two rounds of trivia, spanning from sports and current affairs to economics and pop culture.
Any course at university is founded in clearly defined theories and thought processes,
perhaps none more so than Economics. Students have to consume a lot of new concepts,
which leaves many asking what they have to know, rather than asking where this new-found
knowledge can take them. It was a privilege to have Associate Professor Neville Norman
answer the latter question, and commence ESSA’s public lecture series.
As a student who has been keen to gain professional work experience with my degree, finding the right company has been difficult. So often I have seen the big accounting firms come to campus and immediately assumed that they are only interested in accounting students.
Today’s event conducted by the Economics Student Society of Australia (ESSA) and Ernst and Young demonstrated the array of job opportunities available to economics students. Too often we assume that an economics major can only land us a career working in academia or public policy. However it is important to understand and appreciate the valuable skills and thinking process one can gain from studying economics.
Most importantly it is the analytical thought process gained from the study of economics that makes an economic major so attractive to employers.
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.
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.