17 May 2010
Celebrating future business leaders
Andrew Shedden is congratulated on his Business Medal by Pro Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President Business, Professor Gill Palmer.
Shui Jiang is presented with the RMIT Business Encouragement Award by Professor Palmer.
- RMIT leads $1.1m minerals processing research 05/12/2013
- Students learn from airline industry leader 05/12/2013
- Games and business event a success again 04/12/2013
- RMIT and KPMG showcase the future of business 03/12/2013
- Solar gives industry the power 29/11/2013
- RMIT uncovers the future of fashion 27/11/2013
Andrew Shedden, who completed his Master of Business Administration in 2009, has been awarded the Business Medal for outstanding academic achievement and community leadership.
He received his medal before more than 500 students, industry representatives, and guests at the annual RMIT University Business Prize Giving Ceremony at Storey Hall.
The ceremony recognises the achievements of more than 120 current students and recent graduates from vocational education and training, undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the College of Business.
Mr Shedden has maintained a balance between his studies, employment, community involvement and his personal goals.
He achieved four high distinctions and eight distinctions and is also one of the founding members of RMIT’s MBA Student Association.
He started a number of projects and campaigns to enhance the MBA student experience; these included social, career development and networking activities.
Mr Shedden continues to contribute to the growth of the MBA Student Association as a volunteer 'Alumni Adviser' and is looking to expand that growth within the business and social communities in 2010.
The guest speaker at the ceremony was Peter Williams. Mr Williams is CEO of Deloitte Digital and Chairman of the Deloitte Innovation Council.
He is recognised as one of Australia’s leading thinkers and practitioners in the area of innovation, technology commercialisation and all things online as well as being one of the better known Australian CEOs on twitter.
Shui Jiang, who is completing a Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance) - Applied, received the RMIT Business Encouragement Award for her outstanding academic achievement in the first semester of the first year of study.
Ms Jiang achieved four high distinctions in her first semester, achieving marks of 94 in Macroeconomics and 90 in Business Statistics 1 and Introductory Accounting.
Pro Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President Business, Professor Gill Palmer, said the ceremony highlighted the wealth of talented young people at the College of Business.
"Congratulations to Mr Shedden, Ms Jiang and all the students who received prizes in recognition of their outstanding academic achievements," Professor Palmer said.
"Their ideas, energy, and capacity for reflective practice and dedication to their work are excellent predictors of their potential as effective leaders in the unfolding environment of modern business."
More than 60 sponsors backed the event - a strong indication of the support the College of Business has from industry and the community.