Summer Business Scholars

Byrnes

Conor Byrnes

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Education

    University of Queensland

  • Major

    Economics

  • Graduation Year

    2011

  • SBSP Class

    2012

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Why did you apply to the Summer Business Scholars Program?

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I decided to apply to SBSP because I thought it would be a great chance to learn at a university with a great reputation, gain some insight into what studying an MBA would be like, and work with a group of motivated young people from all over the world in a challenging environment. The program helped me gain a greater understanding of what an MBA entails, as well as develop connections and skills I can use in my present studies and in my future career.

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What was your favorite SBSP course and why?

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My favorite course was finance. I had studied finance before, but this course helped me link different aspects of my studies together, as well as gain a better perspective on some of the concepts studied.

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Overall, what was your best or most memorable experience while here?

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The best thing about the SBSP experience is the people you meet and the friends you make during the course. There is such a diverse range of people, and it’s great to work with a group of similarly motivated individuals from all over the world. It helped me to really see just how many opportunities there are out there, as well as to meet like-minded people from totally different cultures.