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July 2019


2019 Griffith Business School Outstanding Alumni Awards announced

2019 OAA WinnersGriffith Business School has once again showcased our remarkable talent with the reveal of the recipients of the Outstanding Alumni Awards for 2019. From managing a global hotel empire, to transforming the Scandinavian loan industry, each of the winners represents the impressive heights that can be reached after graduating with a Griffith Business School degree.

In a year that produced a particularly strong and competitive cohort, four alumni have been chosen as the best and brightest of the remarkable field of graduates. The four individuals, Dr Jennifer Cronin, Dr Kerry Bodle, Sabrina Aripen and Jacob Hansen Karadumen will go on to represent the Business School at the University-wide Outstanding Alumni Awards Gala, to be held in September.

Read more about the 2019 Outstanding Alumni Award winners

Griffith Business School maintain prestigious AACSB international accreditation
Griffith University’s reputation as a global leader in business education has been strengthened with news that Griffith Business School’s AACSB International accreditation has been extended for a further five years. 

Being accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business is recognised as the highest standard of excellence in business education and affirms Griffith Business School‘s place among the world’s leading business schools.

Learn more about the AACSB

Internship lands Bachelor of Business student a job before graduation

Keely-HoughtonWhen Keely Houghton first began her internship at YCL Jewels she was just hoping to get some experience in a marketing role. What she ended up with was credit towards her degree and a portfolio of experience that would help her land her first marketing job before she even graduated.

“I’ve been offered a marketing co-ordinator position at a place called PLB Group” Keely says. The Bachelor of Business student is thrilled with the position because even though she doesn’t graduate until the end of 2019, the business was so impressed with her they offered her the option of being part time until she completes her qualification.

Read more about Keely's success

Aurora glows in Griffith Innovation Challenge success

An app-based scheme designed to reduce food wastage has emerged triumphant at the annual Griffith Innovation Challenge.
BIC finalistsSnackSwap is the brainchild of visiting Griffith Business School student entrepreneur Aurora Pavlish-Carpenter (second from the right) who was awarded the $10,000 in industry sponsorship to take her concept to the next stage. The idea impressed the judging panel comprising entrepreneurship and industry leaders.

The Griffith Innovation Challenge was a pilot course, open to undergraduates from all academic groups, and backed by industry partners RedEye and Transit Australia Group whose CEO Michael McGee is himself an alumnus of Griffith.

Read more about the Challenge

 Upcoming events

Young Alumni Event

Limited to just 40 participants (40 years and younger), this event will provide a platform for young professionals to access some of our executive alumni and network in small groups to build their business connections. this event allows graduates to use their Griffith connections to soar to new heights!

Executive alumni:
Professor Paul Simshauser AM
Brooke Clancy
Shayne Sutton
Andrew Stone

Date: Thursday 1 August 2019
Time: 6.00 pm - 8.30 pm
Venue: Ship Inn, Griffith University South Bank campus
Register for Young Alumni

Tokyo Alumni Event

Dr Greg Story, Griffith University Adjunct Professor (2012 Outstanding Alumni Award winner and President of Dale Carnegie Training Japan) is hosting a Tokyo alumni event. The evening includes a workshop on 'Becoming a persuasive speaker’, followed by  drinks, canapés and an opportunity to network with fellow graduates based in or travelling to Tokyo. 

Friday 12 July 2019
Time: 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm
Venue: Dale Carnegie Training Japan High Performance Center, Akasaka 2-19-8, Tokyo

Register for Tokyo alumni event

Class of 2019 Graduate Receptions

Are you graduating this Trimester? 

We would love to celebrate this milestone with you. Please join the Griffith Business School Alumni Network after your graduation ceremony for a reception in your honour. You are welcome to bring up to four guests.

Gold Coast reception
Date: Friday 19 July 2019
Time: 12.30 pm - 2.00 pm
Register for Gold Coast

Brisbane reception
Tuesday 23 July 2019
Time: 12.30 pm - 2.00 pm
Register for Brisbane


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