Considering a combined degree? Wondering how an internship works? Want to know about clubs and societies you might get involved in at UTS? When making decisions about your future degree, it’s great to hear from someone who’s been there. Find some profiles and stories about our students and graduates below.
Meet our students
Matthew Haywood studies in the Bachelor of Economics.
“I chose UTS as the teaching staff seemed so passionate about their fields of study. Whilst investigating and enrolling for Universities, the more I researched UTS, I discovered more innovating programs and studies that could be included in my Economics course. The teaching staff all have connections to the real world... gaining insights based on their experiences is an invaluable part of my learning.
Hannah Zhang completed two professional internships in the Bachelor of Accounting Co-op scholarship degree.
Rianna Darby is a student in the Bachelor of Business Bachelor of International Studies, specialising in Finance, Accounting and Japan.
"Finance incorporates so many diverse skills, meaning finance students at UTS learn by doing. Our assessments and classes involve hypothetical business issues, or are based on current problems faced by real companies." Rianna also undertook an internship in Jakarta. "By the end of the program, I felt I had matured and established new connections and skills that I find myself constantly applying in work and study.”
Dominic Sullivan completed the Bachelor of Business alongside a cadetship program.
Rachel Power completed the Bachelor of Business with specialisations in Accounting & Economics.
"I really valued the opportunity to try out a range of different subjects before I chose a specialisation. This meant that I could consider how my major would relate to the broader business context. I wanted to be challenged to succeed and practically apply my studies to real life situations and I felt that this course would best help me achieve these goals. I have learned to make ethical decisions to work through conflicts in various business contexts."
Steve Yeong completed the Bachelor of Business (Honours) and enjoyed the opportunity practically apply his knowledge.
“I really enjoy the perspective and insight into real world problems that economics can provide. These problems can range from the efficiency of education and health systems domestically, to strategic decisions made by governments internationally.”
Jaslyn Ng specialised in Finance in her Bachelor of Business Bachelor of Laws. She also won the Royal Bank of Canada Women in Finance Scholarship.
“I found it truly eye-opening to learn about the systems and institutions which underpin day-to-day transactions in society. I am hoping to eventually work in an area that combines my two areas of study. My long-term goal is to become involved in the area of financial regulation, to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and transparency of financial systems”
Sarah Siv completed the Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, pairing a specialisation in Marketing with studies in France.
“I have been really impressed by the practical and flexible approach to learning that UTS embodies. The assignments we do in class reflect real life issues, and getting to try such a wide range of subjects in my first year has really helped me to work out where my skills and passion lie. Living in France [on exchange] for a year has been a profound, challenging and rewarding experience and has really given me a global perspective on my studies.”
Samantha Low completed the Bachelor of Business Bachelor of Laws combined degree.
“I chose UTS because it’s got a reputation for being really innovative, which I found really interesting… because it’s such a practical degree, we do get a lot of opportunities to develop our skills such as public speaking and group work. These skills have definitely helped me feel career-ready."
What made you choose UTS? Find answers from our 2018 commencing students here
The Student Experience
Students join the 2018 Budget Lockup
Before the Federal Budget is publicly released, Australia’s top journalists undertake a gruelling six-hour dissection of the Federal Budget in the budget lockup. It's an opportunity for them to prepare articles . For the last two years, UTS has been the only university to send students to the budget lockup.
Accounting student Nicholas Hodge and Economics student Ben Robinson – accompanied by academics from Accounting – travelled to Canberra in May to provide on-hand advice to reporters from 2SER 107.3 FM. The pair were available throughout the day to assist 2SER journalists as they put together their various stories. Nicholas explains, “We were each assigned a couple of reporters who would come to us when they wanted help with figures, wanted us to clarify meaning behind budget jargon, and to provide suggestions about stories they could write". Ben had the opportunity to put his economics knowledge to the test. “We researched stats on things like unemployment and government debt levels, as well as any significant measures undertaken in previous year’s budgets. This meant that before the lock-up we were able to brief journalists on budget announcements already made, past economic trends and analysis, plus measures we expected to see in the budget.”
Start-up idea takes students to Hult Prize finals
Four Business students represented UTS at the Hult Prize Competition regional finals in the US in 2018. The Internationally acclaimed program rewards students for entrepreneurial ideas which can solve big problems. Students Patrick Teys, Dominic Sullivan, Eric Nyugen and Liam Manoogian developed their idea to empower diabetics in the developing world. The team spent the months leading up to the regional final honing their proposal idea in a start-up program at the Sydney School of Entrepreneurship, as well as with senior managers in supply chain and logistics consulting at Ernst&Young.
“It’s an exceptional opportunity for our students to showcase their ability to be innovative and strategic, while taking tangible steps towards creatively solving some of the world’s most pressing social problems", says Associate Dean Christine Burton.
Another year of success at the Beta Alpha Psi Conference
Accounting and Business students from the UTS Beta Alpha Psi society, a student-led international honours organisation for Accounting, Finance and Information Systems students, won multiple awards at the at the 2018 Annual Conference in Washington DC. “I worked with a group of students from US universities to create tangible solutions for an amazing non-for-profit organisation.”
Student entrepreneur takes wins Startup World Cup
Business student and part-time construction worker Mladen Jovanovic has emerged as a winner at the 2017 University Startup World Cup with his platform for getting subcontractors on site at short notice, capping this win by being selected as one of only eight startups for BlueChilli's 'smart city' accelerator program.
Meet our Alumni
Bianca Azzopardi completed the Bachelor of Business with majors in Human Resource Management and Business Law.
After working as General Manager, The Sam Prince Group and where the was named Australian HR Manager of the year 2018, Bianca was recently appointed as CEO of Zambrero, the company with which she started as an intern.
“The Capstone subject in the Human Resource Management Major was nothing short of a life changing experience. I was able to put into practice not only the theories and practices I’d learnt within the subject but moreover the knowledge I had gained through the entirety of my degree. Upon completion, I was approached by the Human Resource Manager of Zambrero for an internship. This four week internship then resulted in a full-time position within the company.”
Daniel Favalaro studied in the Bachelor of Management (Honours) with a specialisation in Sport Business. He now works as Unit Manager - Sport, for Network Ten.
“UTS has a great Sport Business program, it’s definitely one of the leading universities in this field. The Sport subjects often focus on leading case studies to provide rich, real life examples of the content of study in action. This has been very useful in my experience and while it is always a big step up from uni to your first proper job, I feel that these lessons put us in good stead for future challenges and opportunities. I would highly recommend UTS, I’ve had a great experience here and I feel that it has really put me in good stead for the future, with a great grounding for my career.”
Roann Kettlewell specialised in Marketing in the Bachelor of Business. After four years in account management at PHD Worldwide, she is now the Marketing and Communications Manager for Kimberlin Education - a digital education agency.
“The skills that I had gained from the practical assignments throughout my degree and the strong foundation business knowledge that I had accumulated within my first year, such as accounting and finance, really gave me a step up and helped me stand out. I started my role as an account coordinator during the last session of my degree and the flexibility of the timetable at UTS helped me to fit my study around work. The broad range of subjects that I have completed throughout my degree has given me a bank of knowledge which I draw on every day at work. Thanks to my UTS Business degree I am now looking forward to a fulfilling career within the media advertising industry.”
Belinda Thomas completed the Bachelor of Management (Tourism) and is the Regional Marketing Manager - Asia, at Qantas.
“I transferred from another university after one session because the degree offered by UTS Business School really appealed to me. Unlike most tourism courses, the UTS course includes subjects like accounting and I was looking for something more substantial – something that would prepare me for a career in management but still let me flex my creative muscles.”
Lloyd Wood combined the Bachelor of Business with the Bachelor of Laws and now works as a lawyer in Banking and Infrastructure at Gilbert + Tobin.
“The beauty of Business at UTS is that it is so flexible and can be combined with most other degrees. I have found that doing a combined degree has equipped me with a range of cross industry skills, and allows me to gain a more rounded perspective of industry issues. The value of hard work is one of the most valuable things I have learnt in my time here, you really have to earn your Business degree at UTS, which makes it all the more rewarding, and I think industry professionals recognise that.”