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MBS Student Association is the leading provider of social, professional development and volunteering events to all students at Melbourne Business School.

The Melbourne Business School (MBS) Student Association is a student-run, not-for-profit organisation with an active member base of 1800+ graduate students and postdoctoral researchers at Melbourne Business School, the University of Melbourne. Our mission is to add value to the study experience of MBS students by organising social and professional development events that provide them with opportunities to interact with fellow students and broaden their social and professional networks.


Our Committee

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Executive Committee

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Anthony Secoulidis | PresidentIn-2CRev-28px-TM

Anthony graduated with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Animal Health and Disease from The University of Melbourne in 2015, and is currently in the final year of his Master of Management at the Melbourne Business School. His interests and hobbies include gymnastics, animal welfare, keeping fit and travelling. Anthony has joined the MBS Student Association to grow his own skill set and enrich MBS students’ university experiences.

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Nicola Rossdale | Vice PresidentIn-2CRev-28px-TM

Nicola is currently in her second semester of the Master of Management (Marketing), after completing a Bachelor of Science (Biology)/ Bachelor of Arts (Visual Art) at Deakin University in 2016. As Vice President, she is excited to oversee the internal workings of the committee and to collaborate with the other executives to ensure students get the most out of their time at MBS. Nicola loves to travel, be outdoors—usually on her kayak and enjoys a good coffee.

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Harrison Gates | Chief Financial OfficerIn-2CRev-28px-TM

Harry completed his Bachelor of Commerce (Economics & Finance) from the University of Melbourne in 2015 after transferring from Western Australia. Inspired by his experiences overseas, he is currently studying a Master of International Business at the Melbourne Business School. As the Chief Financial Officer, he is looking forward to working with the numbers and the increased responsibility as a member of the executive team. When he is not studying, Harry enjoys travelling, hiking and exploring new places around Melbourne.

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Celia Zhou | Chief Operating OfficerIn-2CRev-28px-TM

Celia completed her post-graduate diploma of Hospitality Business Administration from Les Roches International School of Hotel Management in Switzerland. She is now in her third semester of the Master of Management (Accounting). In her spare time, she loves table tennis and has recently picked up Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as her new hobby. She would like to bring new ideas to the team and provide amazing event experiences to all MBS students.

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Whitney Zhou | Marketing DirectorIn-2CRev-28px-TM

Whitney is in her second semester of the Master of Commerce (Management), having graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Management) from the University of Melbourne in 2015. As the Marketing Director, Whitney is looking forward to leading a passionate team and assisting them in engaging with the MBS student community via MBSSA’s multiple marketing channels. In her spare time, she loves to travel, play basketball and volleyball, and solve sudokus and Rubik’s cubes.


Marketing Team

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Jack Harper | Communications OfficerIn-2CRev-28px-TM

After graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Production) in 2015, Jack commenced his studies at the Melbourne Business School in the Master of Management. Currently in his fourth semester, he is excited to join the MBS Student Association’s Marketing Team as the Communications Officer and for the opportunity to collaborate his peers to deliver the memorable events to his cohort. In his spare time, he enjoys participating in triathlons, traveling, catching up with friends and watching good movies.

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Yophie Yuan | Graphic DesignerIn-2CRev-28px-TM

Yophie graduated with a Bachelor of Marketing and a Bachelor of Finance in Shanghai in 2015. She is currently in her third semester of the Master of International Business. In her spare time, Yophie enjoys exploring excellent cafes, travelling and, most importantly, painting. As the Graphic Designer, she is eager to see all the exciting events MBS has coming up, and cannot wait to share them with her friends and other MBS students.

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Yiji Chen | PhotographerIn-2CRev-28px-TM

Yiji is now in her first semester of the Master of Management (Accounting), having graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Broadcasting) from Tongji University in 2017. As the Photographer, Yiji is looking forward to meeting lots of new friends, and catching all the exciting moments of MBSSA’s events during the semester. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling and Latin dance.

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Laura Ha | Social Media OfficerIn-2CRev-28px-TM

Laura is currently studying a Master of Management (Marketing) at the Melbourne Business School, having graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and French) from the University of Melbourne in 2015. She has a love for travel, food, fashion and sport. As the Social Media Officer, Laura is looking forward to collaborating with the MBSSA committee and using various platforms to promote, generate excitement and actively engage with the broader student community regarding the great events MBSSA has planned.

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Darran Low | Web DeveloperIn-2CRev-28px-TM

After graduating from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Computer Science in 2012, Darran has been identifying security vulnerabilities in IT systems during his time at Ernst & Young as a penetration tester. He left Ernst & Young in January 2017 to pursue the Master of Management (Finance) at the University of Melbourne and is currently in his second semester. As the Web Developer, he is looking forward to using his experience and knowledge to enhance the digital experience for the MBS community and beyond. When time permits, he can be found on hiking trails and competing in the Victorian Churches Football Association soccer season.


Sponsorship Team

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Sam Bi | Sponsorship OfficerIn-2CRev-28px-TM

Sam is currently in his first year of the Master of International Business at the Melbourne Business School. He graduated in 2016 from the Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and attended the Marshall international program at the University of Southern California. Currently, he works part-time within the Consulting and Start-up industries and is passionate about travelling, film and animals. As a Sponsorship Officer, he is excited to build and cultivate strong networks and relationships between external sponsors and the MBS Student Association to enrich the student life of fellow peers.

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Shivani Shah | Sponsorship OfficerIn-2CRev-28px-TM

Shivani is currently in her third semester pursuing a Master’s Degree in Management (Finance), having graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Management Studies from India. Although currently juggling with numbers, she is passionate about fashion design. Travelling, playing the piano, dancing and drinking wine are also things she enjoys doing in her spare time. As a Sponsorship Officer, she is looking forward to working with her small team to develop strong, lasting relationships with sponsors, and promoting the MBSSA brand in the broader community.


Team Nadia

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Nadia Okraglik | Event ManagerIn-2CRev-28px-TM

Nadia graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology and French) and Diploma in Languages (Spanish) from the University of Melbourne in 2015. She is currently studying a Master of Management (Marketing) at the Melbourne Business School. She enjoys travelling, eating, and kickboxing. As an Event Manager, she is looking forward to engaging with new and continuing students through fun and exciting events.

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Siddharth Gupta | Event CoordinatorIn-2CRev-28px-TM

Siddharth is currently in his third semester of the Master of Management (Accounting and Finance). He completed his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Delhi, India. He has worked as an analyst at KPMG and then as an associate at Bain & Company, India. He is passionate about cooking food and travelling to new places and in his free time, he likes to play sports, catch up with friends and listen to music. As an Event Coordinator, he is looking forward to creating new events which can bring together diverse cultures and allow students to network, learn and socialise.

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Sonia Shah | Event CoordinatorIn-2CRev-28px-TM

Sonia graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Environmental and Psychology) from the University of Western Australia. She is currently in her second semester studying the Master of Management (Finance). She is an avid foodie who loves to travel and be outdoors. As an Event Coordinator, Sonia is eager to collaborate with her peers to organise social and professional events that add value to the experience of students at the MBS.


Team Larissa

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Larissa Hilgert | Event ManagerIn-2CRev-28px-TM

Larissa graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Sport and Event Management from the Business and Information Technology School Iserlohn in Germany, and is currently in her second semester of the Master of International Business. As an Event Manager, she is excited to be part of the association, work with her enthusiastic Event Coordinators and enrich her fellow students’ university experiences. In her spare time, she loves hiking, watching soccer and playing field hockey.

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Rodney Brown | Event CoordinatorIn-2CRev-28px-TM

Rodney is currently completing his Master of Management at Melbourne Business School. Previously he has completed a Bachelor of Biomedicine (2015) and Diploma of Teaching (2016) at the University of Melbourne. As an Event Coordinator, he is excited to work with his fellow MBSSA team members to produce quality event experiences for MBS students. Outside of his study, Rodney is a Dancesport competitor, competing internationally in the dance styles of Ballroom, Latin and New Vogue.

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Sanya Khanijow | Event Coordinator

Sanya graduated with Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Delhi University, India. She is currently in her second semester of the Master of Management at MBS. She has a passion for protecting animal rights, and loves dancing and travelling. As an Event Coordinator, she is looking forward to organising awesome events to make sure students have the most memorable experience at MBS.


Team Brenton

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Brenton Loughnan | Event ManagerIn-2CRev-28px-TM

Brenton graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce and Biomedical Science, majoring in Economics from Monash University in 2016, and is currently in his second semester of a Master of Management (Finance) at Melbourne Business School. His interests and hobbies include healthcare, playing cricket and exploring new places. As an Event Manager, Brenton is excited to help all MBS students experience authentic Melbourne culture at its best.

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Lucy Qi | Event CoordinatorIn-2CRev-28px-TM

Lucy is currently undertaking a Master of Management (Marketing), having graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) from the University of Melbourne. She can be found chasing the perfect sunlit space to peruse through novels, and joining in all sorts of group fitness classes. As an Event Coordinator, Lucy is excited to create memorable opportunities for MBS students to gain new experiences from.

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Kayna Tingay | Event CoordinatorIn-2CRev-28px-TM

Kayna graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Management and Marketing) from the University of Melbourne in 2016. She is currently in her second semester of her Master of International Business at the Melbourne Business School. In her spare time, Kayna likes to travel, spend time with friends and gym to make up for all the brunching she does. As an Event Coordinator, she is looking forward to meeting new people, enriching her student experience and planning different types of events.


Team Ryan

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Abraham Ryan Hito | Event ManagerIn-2CRev-28px-TM

Abraham is currently in his second semester of the Master of Management at the Melbourne Business School. Prior coming to Melbourne, he obtained his Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) from Multimedia Nusantara University, Indonesia, and had worked for three years for a business incubator and venture capital in Indonesia. As an Event Manager, he is eager to deliver experiences for the MBS student and meet new people. In his spare time, he can be found in Melbourne University sports complex either playing sport or learning Latin dance as his newly found hobby.

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Anna Bittner | Event CoordinatorIn-2CRev-28px-TM

Anna is in her second semester of the Master of Finance and previously completed a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) in Munich. During the last two semesters in her Bachelors, she went on exchange to Melbourne and had such a great time that she decided pursue her postgraduate studies at MBS. In her free time, Anna enjoys exploring all the amazing food in Melbourne, running, hiking or reading a good book. Anna went to lots of MBSSA events in her first semester and found them as a great way to meet new people. Therefore, as an Event Coordinator, she hopes to be able to provide the same opportunity for new students.

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Mary Wang | Event CoordinatorIn-2CRev-28px-TM

Mary is currently studying a Master of Management at Melbourne Business School. She completed a Bachelor of Science specialising in Neuroscience from The University of Melbourne in 2017. Her passion lies within exploring human health and disease and hopes to reach a fulfilling career within the biotechnology industry. When Mary is not at home watching documentaries, she can be found in the aisles of Sephora or enjoying the scenic gems of Melbourne. As an Event Coordinator, she hopes to motivate students to enrich their academic life through becoming involved with collaborative events.