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Kristin Alumni Dominate in VBC Competitions

Spotlight on Victoria Business Consulting Club.

At university, learning isn’t restricted to lecture theatres and tutorials; workshops aren’t the only place to refine your skills; and exams will never be the only place to test your knowledge. So much growth and learning happen outside of the University timetable, so deciding to get involved in University clubs and societies can help take your tertiary experience to a new level.

Over recent years, Victoria University in Wellington has been a major destination for Kristin graduates heading into commerce and law, and the Victoria Business Consulting Club (VBC) has been an incubator for many of our young Alumni. Former Head Girl Lucy Josephson (2015) is currently the club’s Communications Officer, and previous executive members include Harrison Medhurst and Sorina Muresan (2013).

This year, a group from the class of 2015 have been dominating the VBC Case Competitions, which require teams of four to analyse a case study and present a strategy to a panel of judges.

The first round of the VBC x Deloitte Internal Case Competition saw Marko Garlick in the 1st-place team and Parker Lyons, Marsanne Jordan and Devon Fisher in 2nd, with help from Anna Chambers who took part on the first day of competition. As a result, Marko, Anna and Marsanne were selected for the VBC Development Squad: a five-week training programme designed to up-skill students interested in consulting in a variety of areas including strategy development, public speaking and how to master a business pitch.

As fate would have it, Lucy Josephson was their coach and her help enabled a fantastic result for the team. Marko and Marsanne were the winning team within the development squad and ‘paid it forward’ by helping out at the second round of the competition in May.

This time around it was the turn of 2015 grads Anna Chambers, Devon Fisher, Parker Lyons and Ben McNicoll to shine, taking out the top spot in the competition.

Whether a pathway in law and commerce in Wellington is on your horizon or you’re looking at something completely different, investing time to understand the clubs, societies and peripheral organisations which are out there can make all the difference in your learning experience. And, if it’s a path that has been walked by Kristin Alumni before you, reach out and join your local network – you never know where your path may lead.