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Otago Business School Alumnews

The Otago Business School is pleased to share with you the first edition for 2012 of Alumnews. This edition moves away from the .pdf format of previous newsletters to become an online presence. The stories will be available via links on this page.

In this edition we have included an online survey that you as graduates can help us with for accreditation purposes, and as a way of continually improving the experience we offer students, graduates and other stakeholders. There is also a range of stories that we hope you enjoy reading.

Dean’s Welcome

Dean’s Welcome – Busy year ahead
Welcome to the first newsletter from the Otago Business School for 2012. It promises to be a busy year with the School up for re-accreditation with EFMD, the European business school accreditation agency. We’ve asked for your help with the survey attached to this newsletter – I hope you can give us some feedback.
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General News

Alumni Survey – Help us with your feedback
We have included a short survey with this newsletter to gather up-to-date information about how our alumni recall their time at the Otago Business School.

Dunedin – A special report        
New Director – Otago Development & Alumni Relations

Alumni Stories

Speight’s Brewery – As strong a brew as ever!
There is a story – really more of a legend now – within the New Zealand sporting media of the night several of their members were locked inside the Speight’s Brewery hospitality area. It seems that about 20 years ago, after one of the famous media functions Speight’s hosted prior to each and every rugby test played in Dunedin, a number failed to make it out when the doors were closed very late in the evening. Read more.....

Glen Maguire & Clickthrough
Kent Gardner – UK New Zealander of the Year
Tupe Tagomoa-Isara – An Otago first?
Ulu Aiono – From bottles to big business

Alumni Making Waves

Alumni in Business
Otago Business School graduates continue to move up the corporate ladder around the country, including: Geoff Plunket (BCom - Chief Executive, Port Otago, Joe Snee - Momentum Brands, Bree Jones & Justin Cashell - Tourism Dunedin, Peter Muggleston – Foodstuffs, Glen McCracken - Independent Liquor, Daryl Clarkson - Channel 9, Richard Aitken - Waterfront Auckland, Dave McPhedran - Your Business Team (YBT), Murray Lawrence - High Street Developments, and PocketSmith. Read more.....

Alumni In The News
New Year’s Honours 2012

Otago Business School News

Internship News – Kimberley Thompson
Kimberley Thompson, currently completing a broad degree comprising Management, Politics, Economics and Philosophy, likens Otago’s Internship programme to a gelato shop - tasting several testers before you get your scoop (or two). Read more.....

Otago MBA – Like No Other
Otago MBA at Molson International Case Series – Montreal, Canada
A Tough Decision Now No Major Drama
Professor David Lont, President AFAANZ
AIESEC Alive and Well at the Otago Business School

Study Options

Executive Education
Two courses designed to inspire and inform women looking for insights and tools to develop their own leadership skills will be hosted by Executive Education over the new two months. The courses, scheduled for April 26-27 and May 28-29, are recommended for women keen to build their leadership potential and move towards senior leadership roles.  Read more.....

Masters Research Opportunity
MEntr – Create your own future
Seeking PhD Candidates

Please take a moment to ensure your details are correct on the Alumni Database. If you know of other Business School graduates not currently receiving this newsletter then please direct them to this update link. If you do not have a member id or password to log in, email the Development & Alumni Relations Office.

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