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Commerce Breakfast: Building a financial services career in Adelaide


With special guest Marcus Bailey, a University of Adelaide alumnus and recently listed in the top 50 of our states rising stars.

On the first Tuesday of every month there is an opportunity for commerce alumni and current students to meet for breakfast. It gives you a chance to sit amongst your peers, listen to special guests, and enjoy some networking.


Date: Tuesday 2 July 2013
Time: 7.30am – 9.00am
Venue: East Terrace Continental Café, 6 East Terrace Adelaide (UPSTAIRS)
RSVP: Not Required as  Individuals are responsible for the purchase of their own breakfast

Key Speaker:

Marcus Bailey is a founding director of Fortis Ago and has in excess of 13 years corporate finance experience across mergers and acquisitions, private equity and infrastructure advisory. Marcus’ background includes Head of M&A in SA for a Big 4 firm, responsible for ANZ Private Equity SA/NT and M&A role with a FTSE 100 infrastructure company responsible for leading global divestments.

After working together in mergers and acquisitions, Marcus and Tennyson Wickham joined forces to start independent corporate finance advisory firm Fortis Ago in 2011. Fortis Ago works with clients in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region and executes multimillion-dollar deals.

Marcus is a chartered accountant and has a commerce degree from the University of Adelaide.

Click here for more information.

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Real world connections and knowledge: Careers in Financial Services


Free student seminar: Careers in financial services
Adelaide, Wednesday 10 July

“Providing you with real world industry knowledge and connecting you to professionals in banking and finance”

Why attend?

  • Find out the breadth of jobs available to finance graduates and what they entail
  • Gain exposure to leaders and insights into the world of work
  • Build networks with people working in the industry and other like-minded students
  • Learn how leaders built their careers and gain tips from the rising stars about getting that job and moving ahead

Finsia – the Financial Services Institute of Australasia – is Australia’s premier membership organisation for the financial services industry.

Napier G04, Napier Building

6.15pm – 8.30pm, Wednesday 10 July

Drinks and snacks will be served.

How much?

By email to
Or register online here.

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Completing an internship is the single best way to research and prepare for a career


Adelaide Uni Alumni West Malaysia Bhd: Summer Vacation Internship Programme 2013-2014 Application

Registration of attendance at the Career Forum, Saturday 18 May is a prerequisite for acceptance of applications to participate in the 2013-2014 AUAWMB Summer Vacation Internship Programme in Malaysia.


Completing an internship is the single best way to research and prepare for a career.

Benefits to Malaysian students returning home to do Internships:

  • Practical application of academic learning
  • Development of professional contacts in Malaysia
  • Acquisition of experience and hence a competitive edge in the

Malaysian job market

  • Affirmation of your career choice.

Information required in Application:

  • Full Name
  • Name to be used during Internship eg Peter
  • Adelaide Address
  • Australian mobile
  • Malaysian Address
  • Malaysian mobile contact
  • Personal  Email Address (not University email)
  • Course and Year eg 3rd Year Mechanical Engineering
  • Field in which you are seeking placement eg Law
  • Availability during December 2013/ January 2014/ February 2014

(date of proposed start and conclusion of placement).

Accompanying documentation:

  • Letter of Application: addressed to “Dear Mr Habel”
  • Current CV
  • Latest Results Transcript
  • Copy of your Course outline for year 2014
  • Scanned copy of main page of Passport
  • Names, Status and Mobile Numbers of two Faculty Staff referees.

Forward Application to Peter Habel:

Applicants will be contacted within 7 days of receipt of their Application.

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First Aid Training for new teachers

First aid

Education students:

Please carefully read the information below and, if you still need to do 1st Aid Training,  choose the 1 or 2 day course – whichever one meets your training need.

Regarding this 1st Aid Training, please communicate directly with Bruno Timpani only:
mobile:  0403 812 103;

  • If you intend applying for employment with DECD later this year, you will need to complete beforehand  1 day Basic Emergency Life Support (DECD) Australian Red Cross 1st Aid training. If you would like to do this training on Tuesday 9th July please click here and reply by 25th June. This training is open to anyone.
  • If you would like to do 2 day Apply First Aid training (formerly Senior First Aid), on Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th July, please click here and reply by 25th June. You may wish to do this training because you teach swimming or are involved in another activity requiring you to have more comprehensive 1st Aid skills.

 2013 First Aid Training Dates:



Tues 9 JulTues 24 Sep

Tues 3 Dec

Tues 9 & Wed 10 JulTues 24 & Wed 25 Sep

Tues 3 & Wed 4 Dec

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KickStart for Kids: become a volunteer

Kickstart for kids

KickStart for Kids is a not-for-profit charity aimed at helping disadvantaged school children in South Australia through Breakfast Programs, positive mentoring and increasing self esteem.

Breakfast Program

KSFK currently provides over 1200 breakfasts per week to disadvantaged school children in South Australia. The program is supported by the Port Adelaide Football Club and as a result we call our programme the Power Breakfast Program. Once a month selected players serve breakfast and interact with children at the schools.  We need more volunteers to do this role which is only a 30 minute commitment in the mornings before school starts.


Our mentoring program is called Mentoring Mates. Our Mentors interact with children that are at risk of disengaging from the education system. They try to spend regular time with the children, getting to know them and making a positive difference in their lives. The mentors spend an hour a week with selected kids at their school.

KSFK tries to target kids that have low self esteem and we try to make them feel good about themselves.


You can register as a volunteer online either as a mentor or to supervise a breakfast each week.

Being a KickStart for Kids volunteer is a very rewarding experience and a valuable inclusion to any CV.

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The globalisation of inequality: The Joseph Fisher Public Lecture series


François Bourguignon, a French national, is the Director and founder of the Paris School of Economics. Prior to this, he served as Senior Vice President for Development Economics and Chief Economist at the World Bank for four years (2003-2007). While there he placed economic growth and its relationship with inequalities at the centre of the World Bank’s research agenda.

Before that period in Washington DC he was Professor of Economics at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. He also founded and directed the Département et laboratoire d’Economie Théorique et Appliquée (DELTA), a research unit in theoretical and applied economics.

The Joseph Fisher lecture is organised by the University’s School of Economics and has been presented at the University almost every other year since 1904. Funds for the lectures and a medal for the top commerce student were provided by an endowment to the University in 1903 by prominent Adelaide businessman Joseph Fisher.
This year’s Fisher Lecture visit to Australia is co-sponsored by the Monash Centre for Development Economics and AusAID.

This year’s lecture will take place on Friday 24th May in Napier Lecture Theatre G04 between 5.30pm and 6.30pm.

More details from or +61 (0)8 8313 4768

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Bachelor of Economics (Honours) Dual Degree Program: Complete your Masters in Germany!


Under a new partnership agreement signed between the University of Adelaide and the University of Tubingen, Bachelor of Economics (Honours) students will be offered an opportunity to spend 1 year in Germany and gain their Masters degree from a prestigious German partner university.

The dual degree program allows a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) student from Adelaide to transfer the courses they have successfully completed in their honours year and count them as credits towards the M. Sc. In Quantitative Economics program at the University of Tubingen, enabling them to complete the 2-year M. Sc. degree in just one year. A competitive application process will apply.

To find out how to make your Economics degree stand out from the crowd, visit the website or contact Belinda Kon (

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You’ve always known it but now it’s official…your Professions Hub is now award winning!


The Professions Student Hub has recently received an award for our excellence in customer service. The award was presented at the annual Student Service Centres conference in Canberra and your Hub won the Customer Service Benchmarking Australia (CSBA) 2013 Award for Excellence in Telephone Customer Service.  You’ll be pleased to know that we were the best Go8 university in the line-up.

Our award is down to both our great students and of course our dedicated staff who all work tirelessly for you in order that you gain the most out of your university experience.

CSBA have been assessing the customer service of over 250 Australian organisations to understand, measure and improve their business for decades. This is the second year that the Professions Student Hub has been involved in the telephone customer service benchmarking program and demonstrates and we are thrilled that we walked away with the gong this year.

Why not come and experience our award winning service sometime soon?

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Participants needed: How much did you personality dictate your degree choice? Win a $50 giftcard

Are you a summer entry first year or third year student enrolled in Commerce (Accounting)?

If you are not currently doing a double degree, we invite you to participate in a study concerning the use of measures of personality, values and vocational interests as a basis for predicting educational outcomes in your University degree courses.

To thank you for participating, you will go in the draw to win one of two $50 Myer giftcards.

The purpose of this research is to investigate similarities and differences in students enrolled in different degrees in terms of their personalities, values, and vocational interests, and how these in turn relate to their performance in, and commitment to, their chosen degree.

Phase 1 of the study contains a number of measures that relate to personality, values, vocational interests, satisfaction, commitment and will take approximately 25 minutes to complete. This survey needs to be completed online before 29 May.

Phase 2 of the study, which needs to be completed before 25 July, includes reporting online during the winter break, the course names, the nature of these courses (compulsory or elective) as well as your percentage grades for those courses. This will take approximately five minutes. If you participate in Phase 1 of the study, an email reminder will be sent to you for Phase 2.


If you are interested in participating in this research, please contact Wen Yan and request an information sheet via email at or on 0430440771.

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International Alumni Events: You’re invited!


Professor Warren Bebbington is delighted to invite you and your family and friends to join him at an Evening Reception during his first visit to Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Thailand as the University of Adelaide Vice-Chancellor and President, and the hear about his future plans for the University.

Registrations close on 2 May.

For more information, please contact Rebecca Pym or phone +61 8 8313 5800

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