Biz Soc aims to get more students thinking about business and opening their mind to new ideas. We’re really there to help any student that wants to get involved in Business in any form in the future. We want to simply educate those of us that have an interest in any form of commerce and want to hear from people outside the lecture hall, people that have had real life experiences in the workplace. We also feel that it is a very important social society and we are proud to say that if societies are there to bring people of similar minds together, it accomplishes this.
The Business Society (or BizSoc informally) objective at the start of the year 2011/12 was to hold 25 events during the year, to give business skills to students in new events, to hold some great social events and to raise €10,000 for charity.
We have over and above achieved these results, we’ve held 35 events in 24 weeks of college, we’ve held 6 specific Business skills areas in the Apprentice, Bill Cullen speaker, Fantasy Stock Exchange, the BizGrinds, the Business Review Magazine and the KPMG skills session.
We’ve also held great student orientated events throughout the year in the Commerce Ball, National and International mystery trips. Not to mention our charity events such as Suit-Up day, the Assasins, NUIG wants it that Way or our Committee Volunteering Day. We also raised €14,500 for charity while expaning our membership by 262% to 2,300 members while also increasing profitability by 720% to €14,000.
We were reward for our efforts by winning three awards at the NUI Galway Societies Awards. “Best Society”, “Best online presence” and “Best small media publication”. We will represent NUI Galway at the national awards in April.