New students beat a path to UTS Business School
With offers accepted and timetables organised, more than 1500 new students headed to UTS Business School this week to begin their university journey.
At a welcome held at the UTS Great Hall, UTS Business School Associate Dean (Education) Professor Chris Burton reflected on university as a place that creates lifelong connections.
“At UTS Business School, you’re not just joining an academic community – you’re joining a club of professionals, and forging a network that will last your entire life,” she said.
The event gave students the opportunity to gain some valuable tips on how to make the most of their time at university, meet some of their lecturers and start to get to know their fellow students.
Accounting Professor David Brown, Associate Dean External Engagement and Business Practice, encouraged students to build good study habits from the beginning.
“The way you approach your studies now will establish habits, in tenacity, in inquiry and in ethical conduct, that will determine how you approach your professional future,” he said.
Former East Hills Girls Technology High School student Sabrina Morshed, who is embarking on a double degree in Business and Science, said she was excited to attend the welcome.
“I went to a graduation at UTS when I was younger, and that was very inspiring. It was great seeing how proud all the parents were – and that’s what you want, to make your parents proud and be proud of your own success,” Morshed said.
“I think Business is a great degree because you it gives you so many skills and provides the opportunity to do a wide range of jobs,” she said.
New Bachelor of Economics student Alex Koutalistras, who attended Newington High School, said UTS was an obvious choice for him.
“I chose UTS because I really like the atmosphere of the university, the grounds and the modern facilities,” he said. “I’m really passionate about economics and I’m looking forward to an economics related career in the future.”
UTS Business Society President Lachlan Peden said starting university can sometimes feel “like you are a goldfish that has suddenly been dumped out of your tank into the Pacific Ocean”.
To help new students find their way around campus and discover the range of clubs and societies on offer, the Society has produced a 2018 First Year Guide, which will be available via their Facebook page.