Guest Lectures/Company Tours
Throughout our week in Brisbane, we were lucky enough to be able to listen to three guest lectures and go on two on-site company tours. Each of our lectures gave us insight into different aspects of Australian business, such as political views and economics, workforce strategies, and performance management techniques. Each of the companies we visited were non-profits, but in completely different fields. The first was a retirement community that must compete with for-profits to fill space, and the second was the Mining Industry Skills Center that uses simulators to teach employees how to operate enormous machinery correctly. Professor Benrouane did a great job tying each of the lectures and visits to the curriculum we learned during class. Overall, this has been a great learning experience so far and I feel extremely lucky to be able to have this opportunity.