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GETting TO KNOW THE ABSS

About Us

 
 
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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

Please view here.

 
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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

 

Meet the Team

 Ali Amin, President

Ali Amin, President

 Beatrice Aurelia, Vice President

Beatrice Aurelia, Vice President

 Jenny Taing, Marketing Director

Jenny Taing, Marketing Director

 Michael Reshke, Sponsorship Director

Michael Reshke, Sponsorship Director

 Thomas Probst, Administrative Director

Thomas Probst, Administrative Director

 Emily Chuong, Education & Competitions Director

Emily Chuong, Education & Competitions Director

 Angus Crouch, Activities Director

Angus Crouch, Activities Director

 Hanna Maksimovic, Career Services Director

Hanna Maksimovic, Career Services Director

 Ethan Penglase, Student Representative

Ethan Penglase, Student Representative

 Aidan Rigoni, General Committee Member

Aidan Rigoni, General Committee Member

 Sam Chapman, General Committee Member

Sam Chapman, General Committee Member

 FIRST YEAR REPRESENTATIVES  Bryan Chong, Vaishnavee Venkatesan, Chelsea Fernandez, Clayton Burke

FIRST YEAR REPRESENTATIVES

Bryan Chong, Vaishnavee Venkatesan, Chelsea Fernandez, Clayton Burke

 

MEMBERS NOT PICTURED:

Bruce Chong, Treasurer

Alice Kerins, Secretary

Andrew Olson, IT Director

Yu Ivy Ma, International Student Representative

Jia Cheng Yu, International Student Representative

 

PAST PRESIDENTS:

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)

 
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 ABSS Class of 2017

ABSS Class of 2017

 ABSS Class of 2016

ABSS Class of 2016

AGM Information

The 2018 Adelaide Business Students' Society (ABSS) Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held as per the following details:

Date: Wednesday 24 October 2018

Time: 5:30pm

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 returningofficer@adelaide.edu.au 

Please find attached:

Election Information

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 returningofficer@adelaide.edu.au  

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 President

  • The Vice President

  • Sponsorship Director

  • Activities Director

  • Career Services Director

  • Secretary

  • Student Representative

  • Treasurer

  • Administration Director

  • Marketing Director

  • Education and Competitions Director

  • IT 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 business@clubs.auu.org.au or the Returning Officer at returningofficer@adelaide.edu.au. 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:

  1. 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

  2. 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. 

PLEASE NOTE:

Basic Eligibility

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). 

ABSS Election Candidate Guide 2019

Please view the ABSS Candidate Guide for the upcoming AGM here: View File Here

Thank you to marketing director Jenny Taing for putting this together.