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Helping student choose the right uni course in the 21st century

By September 28, 2017No Comments

Treysta’s Mark Nagle was recently invited to the 2017 Corporate Partners Recognition Dinner hosted by the Sydney University Business School. The dinner was hosted in the lovely Harbourside room on the rooftop of the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Sydney Uni Business School presentationThe invitation came about through Mark’s work with Dr. Helen Parker. Dr. Parker is a Psychologist, Lecturer and Study Co-Ordinator at the Sydney University Business School. Mark has been working with Helen as part of the ongoing development of Treysta’s advice model. The role of financial advisers’ is changing and the best advisers are now incorporating psychology and behavioural finance into their advice process. Treysta seeks to be at the leading edge of these positive changes and is once again demonstrating thought leadership within the advice industry.

The theme for the dinner was “What are the ideal attributes a student needs in the 21st century?’ The guest speaker was Jan Owen AM the CEO of Foundation for Young Australians. Those of you that are parents or grandparents would recognise how challenging it is for young Australians to consider and then decide on which university course they should select given the rapidly changing work environment.

 To give you an idea of the speed of change, can you believe none of these things existed in 2006?



On each of the tables there was an under-graduate from the Sydney University Business School, they facilitated a round table debate about what we as business leaders sought from would be graduates. The key themes were; openness, resilience, adaptability and flexibility. Other outlying but great points included; self-awareness for the students and openness from the employers in terms of the category of applicant they might consider for any given role.

Jan Owen pointed out that the 21st century graduate will likely have to continue re-skilling and up-skilling on an ongoing basis throughout their working lives. Gone are the days where you have a career for life, instead young people will likely experience multiple career changes throughout their lives, as they respond to the changing work environment driven by among other things robotics and artificial intelligence.

It was a fascinating evening and Mark was proud to be a part of it.

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