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Massey University Business Clubs Networking Event


On Monday the 1st of August the Investment Club, Beta Alpha Psi, The Accountancy Club and MUSE came together to host a Business Clubs Networking Evening. Click continue reading for our brief summary of the event, accompanied by photos and a thank you to those who supported the event. 

Despite the heavy rain, over 50 students came along to the Wonder Room where we were able to put on food and drinks with the support of the Clubs Grant Committee. The evening kicked off with a welcome and an introduction to each of the clubs. From there students had the opportunity to hear from three speakers. Colin Chisholm, the Investment Manager at Fulqrum, began with his journey from Victoria University through overseas work, a stint at Westpac and finally some really exciting new opportunities with Fulqrum. His achievements were certainly inspiring for many that were there. 



Next up was Nelson Patchett, co-founder of the Millennials Network. Nelson began in New Zealand having moved from Australia and detailed his time learning how to build and maintain relationships and how this, teamed with determination and confidence can open many doors. The Millennials Network is a fantastic initiative centered on the loneliness that can face many young people as they leave school or university and building a support network to combat this. As a group they meet twice a month, once socially and once for a problem solving session. 


Finally, Nick Hindson the curious-ator of the Wonder Room, spoke about the innovative core of the Wonder Room. As a space in which students across all disciplines are able to get together and think the unthinkable to facilitate the creation and development of new and innovative ideas. A special thanks goes out to Mike Fizer whose determination and vision brought this space to fruition. Nick invited us to write on the walls as one of the key features of this space is whiteboard walls! 


The rest of the evening was spent building new friendships, finding out about the clubs present and chatting the night away! 


This amazing evening would not have been possible without the help of so many people. Thank you to Nick Hindson, Mike Fizer and the team at the Wonder Room for the venue, the walls and all that innovation energy! Thank you to James Clarkson and Beta Alpha Psi, Bridget Karton and The Accountancy Club and Shu Sin and MUSE for their partnership on this event. A massive thank you to Josh Lewthwaite, Nelson Patchett and the Millennials who attended. Thank you to Colin Chisholm for the inspirational talk and insightful conversations. To Ji-Eun Lee, Larisa Lazorec, Callum Paterson, Ryan Lambert, Sam Still and Dasha Sulimoff for all the organizing,setting up, packing down and extra support. Thank you to Russell Gregory-Allen, the Investment Club mentor for his guidance on the event. To Jacqueline, Juan, Zara and the team at the ASA and Clubs Grant Committee. Without their guidance and financial/advertising support the event would not have been possible. A special thank you to Sharon Henderson for printing posters, last minute emails, organizing the glasses and all the support that she gives the Business Clubs. 


The most important thank you goes to the students who attended the Business Clubs Networking Event. Massey University has the opportunity to bring together the best minds in New Zealand and create the future. All who attended this event are part of that creation and we invite you to continue creating as part of the Business Clubs, the Wonder Room and the Millenials.

Thank you! 


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