Who We Are
The Adelaide Business Students’ Society (ABSS) is a not-for-profit, student-run organisation which was founded in 2005. Since then it has grown into a vibrant society and a key contributor to business student culture and academic development at the University of Adelaide. We are the official faculty society for the University of Adelaide Business School.
The ABSS is the representative body for all business students and provides a wide range of services to its members, including a variety of social, career, and networking events. In 2017 we’ve held highly successful industry-networking events, academic competitions, educational workshops, career services, social events, and promoted business related opportunities to members.
As a society we continue to strive to achieve our foundational pillars that we have held at the heart of our student bodies structure, since our origins.
Annual Report 2018
Our Foundational Pillars
To continue to provide objective and measurable value to both our members and sponsors.
The continual and sustainable growth of our society, that has consistently been the trend since its origins.
To maintain as our core principle the professional & career development of our members
To provide students with a range of social activities for the benefit of all its members.
To facilitate, encourage and improve the education of business and commerce at the University of Adelaide
Emily Chuong, President
Aidan Johnson, Vice-President
Sam Chapman, Sponsorship Director
Aidan Rigoni, Marketing Director
Bryan Chong, Treasurer
Chelsea Fernandez, Activities Director
Julie Nguyen, Student Representative
Vaishnavee Venkatesan, Career Services Director
Mary Kelly, Administrative Director
Daniel Wu, Education and Competitions Director
Sheldon Ng, IT Director
Maysam Rezaei, Secretary
Ali Amin (2018), Nick Bachmatuik (2017), Richie Fu Yu (2016), Ahmed Gamar (2015), Andrew Lukowicz (2014), Jack Batty (2013), Vuk Jovanovic (2012), Jacky Tsang (2011), Sasa Krecinic (2010), Sai Perchard (2009), Michael Healy (2008), Misha Saloukvadze (2007), Alexander Ovchar (2006), George Georgiadis (2005)
The 2018 Adelaide Business Students' Society (ABSS) Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held as per the following details:
Date: Wednesday 24 October 2018
Location: Napier G03 Lecture Theatre, University of Adelaide SA 5005
The AGM is open to all members (i.e. all students enrolled in the Business School at the University of Adelaide). All those in attendance must be or have been business students, this will be strictly enforced.
Pursuant to section 6.3(e) of our Constitution, 'elections shall be governed by the committee and overseen by a returning officer whom shall be appointed by the Business school.' The Returning Officer is Andrew Klima who can be contacted at email@example.com
Please find attached:
Pursuant to s 6.3(e) of our Constitution 'elections shall be governed by the committee and overseen by a returning officer whom shall be appointed by the Business school.' The Returning Officer is Andrew Klima who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
All committee positions shall be subject to re-election during the process of the AGM. No retiring committee member shall be eligible to stand for re-election without nomination. No other person shall be eligible to stand for election unless a member of the association has nominated that person at least 14 days before the meeting by delivering the nomination of that person to the secretary of the association. The election will be held at the Annual General Meeting on the 24th of October.
Nominations are called for the following positions:
The Vice President
Career Services Director
Education and Competitions Director
Nomination must be made on the appropriate form, which can be found here: https://aliamin1.typeform.com/to/KxhXV3
The nomination form must be completed NO LATER THAN SUNDAY 14 OCTOBER 2018 at 5:00pm ((ACST) Adelaide Time). Nomination forms received after this time WILL NOT be accepted. If you are having any issues please contact Ali Amin at email@example.com or the Returning Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please ensure your photo is sent by the deadline.
As part of the election rules, when nominating for a position on the ABSS Committee, do the following:
Prepare a candidate statement (a maximum of 400 words if you are running for President and a maximum of 200 words if you are running for another executive position
Provide a passport sized photo;
Your candidate statement and picture will be published on our website and any other medium the Committee sees fit to make sure students are properly informed on their candidates. If you do not comply with these requirements, your nomination will be invalid.
To be eligible to nominate for a position you must be a current student of the University of Adelaide, including being currently enrolled or previously enrolled in a degree offered by the Business School.
Nomination to the position of President
If you intend to nominate for the position of President, you must satisfy clause 6.3(d) of the ABSS Constitution. If you do not satisfy clause 6.3(d), your nomination will not be accepted. Clause 6.3 reads:
6.3 Eligibility for nomination for the position of President
d) Nominations for the position of President can only be made by persons who have served on the ABSS Committee for one year (or the equivalent to a one year term).