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Acting Today. Thinking Beyond

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News created: 02 Aug 2011

Faculty of Business and Economics is delighted to announce that the Macquarie University Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) team has advanced into the semi-finals in the SIFE National Competition and are now ranked as a Top 8 SIFE Australia team.  

Each year, SIFE teams across Australia gather in capital cities to present their community projects and compete for the title of SIFE National Champions. In July this year, Macquarie University presented 3 SIFE Projects that were aimed at solving problems of unemployment, the attitude towards environment and the lack of practical entrepreneurial experiences for high school students. 

Macquarie SIFE member, Yolanda Tedjakusuma, was awarded the prestigious title of Most Outstanding Student in Australia and an all expenses paid trip to the upcoming 2011 SIFE World Cup in Kuala Lumpur. 

The SIFE experience is a fusion between university students, the business world and the community. Consisting of 658 students across 26 Australian Universities, the teams design, plan and implement their own community engagement projects to help the community. Teams are supported by their respective Universities as well as the wider business community. 

“SIFE Macquarie acts today and thinks beyond. We strive to create a domino effect of positive change through inspiring others within our community,” says Hector Zhang, President of SIFE Macquarie. 

SIFE provides the unique “sandbox” for Macquarie University students to explore business concepts and apply them in the real world. It inspires to transform students into future leaders. The management team of 28 SIFE students are organised into high performing project and functional teams. SIFE Macquarie is partnered with business leaders that include senior managers and partners from KPMG, HSBC and ANZ. 

The Faculty congratulates SIFE Macquarie on this great achievement.


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