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January 28 2011

Industry experts share insider knowledge

The Executive Partners Program will provide students with industry insightsExecutives from some of the world’s biggest companies will be on hand to offer their insights to UniSA students as part of a new partnership initiative to be launched on February 1.
 
Former Senior Research and Development Manager of Exxon Mobil USA Dr Ian Cody and former General Manager at Mitsubishi Motors Mr Trevor Angus are among a prestigious list of 13 executives set to join forces with high achieving postgraduate management students and academic staff under UniSA’s new Executive Partners Programme.
 
The Executive Partners are currently active, semi-retired or recently retired individuals who are currently based in Adelaide and want to contribute to students understanding of industry.
 
The management experts will engage with students through one-to-one mentoring sessions, guest lectures, participation in in-class discussion panels and feedback on student field projects and presentations.
 
Director of the Executive Partners Programme and Executive Director of Mitsubishi’s National Dealer Council, UniSA’s Peter McInnes, said the program will expose students to invaluable insider knowledge. 
 
“This mentoring scheme offers excellent opportunities for students to gain industry and life insights from successful and experienced industry executives,” Mr McInnes said.
 
“The Executive Partners add a valued dimension to the life of the School of Management in linking the students’ academic learning to the business world. It’s a great chance for students to learn new skills and network with these highly experienced individuals.
 
“It also gives the Executive Partners the opportunity to impart their industry-based experience and knowledge to young and dynamic students and to positively influence future generations of industry leaders,” he said.
 
There are 20 highly sought after places on offer for The Executive Partners Programme, which is free to postgraduate students in the School of Management who have attained a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or above.
 
Initially the program will be offered exclusively to postgraduate students but may extend to include undergraduate students in the future.
 
The launch of the Executive Partners Programme will be held at the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, UniSA City West campus, Hawke Building - level 3, 50-55 North Terrace, from 5pm on February 1.

 




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