How You Can Contribute to the School
We appreciate all the support and involvement our alumni, industry, government and community provide the School each year.
Supporting the School, means supporting the next generation, your future employees in getting the best education and development possible during their time at university.
There are a number of ways you can support the School, such as rewarding and financially assisting students, while providing internships and mentoring helps students by enriching their experience and learning environment.
How can you support the School?
Would you like to leave a gift that creates something of everlasting significance and importance? A bequest, or gift by Will, no matter how large or small, is an effective way of providing a permanent legacy which will enable the School to address immediate and changing needs.
We can discuss the capacity in which you would like your donation to be used, be it for students or research, or another case that is meaningful to you, the donor.
If you would like to discuss a donation to the School, please contact Luke Van Trigt, Alumni Relations Officer (Faculty of Professions).
Scholarships attract high-calibre students from Australia and abroad. They act as an incentive for students to strive for and achieve excellence in their studies. They also provide support for students who might otherwise be unable to take up a university place or complete their study.
The University of Adelaide recognises that those who are financially or educationally disadvantaged should not be denied access to quality tertiary education. You may wish to provide a scholarship for a student from a rural or regional community, an indigenous student, a student in financial need, a ‘first generation' student or a top performing student.
Please contact Luke Van Trigt, Alumni Relations Officer (Faculty of Professions), for further information.
Each year the School hosts various events involving industry leaders, students and staff. We welcome the opportunity to discuss the possibility of you being involved in assisting financially through sponsorship whether for events or other School projects.
Please contact the School on +61 8 8313 5525 or email for further information.
Prizes award students who have demonstrated excellence in their academic courses. Prizes are awarded in a variety of amounts, however we respectfully ask that they be a minimum amount of $500 to ensure they have a significant impact on the student.
We can help you decide where your financial support is best directed to reflect your connection to the School and industry. Please contact the School on +61 8 8313 5525 or email for further information.
If you would like more information about giving to the School or the University, please contact Luke Van Trigt, Alumni Relations Officer (Faculty of Professions).
How else can you be involved?
The Internship Program will enable your organisation to gain access someone who can contribute new knowledge and skills to assist in your workplace.
The purpose of our Internship Placement Program is to give students the opportunity to gain an insight into the operation of their field of study and develop an understanding of the issues central to their profession.
Our interns are enthusiastic, energetic and ready to pass on the latest knowledge and ideas from their studies to your organisation. Please see the Professions Internship Program for more information.
- Marketing Projects
Some students seek career mentors to help them both understand and break into the industry. There are also professionals who are looking for ways to give back to the community. If you have the willingness and capacity to mentor a student, we can help to connect you to one another.
"Gaining new perspectives on our marketing strategy enabled us to review our competitive position within the fitness industry and assisted us in redirecting our business plan and service model. We have seen strong growth and improved performance since working with the marketing students." Andrew Maynard, Director, Fast Twitch Australia
"The students uncovered some interesting insights that we will look at investigating once the fishing software is fully complete." Tom Robinson, Managing Director, Real Time Data
"What I got from the marketing reports prepared by the students for the Cupresso™ was appropriate and clearly focused language which gave me the impetus I had been looking for to get the Cupresso™ into the market." Nick O'Loughlin, Owner, Cupresso
"The University of Adelaide Marketing Students presented professional and innovative ideas to our organisation. Their understanding of our complex needs was outstanding." John Cranwell, CEO, Sasrapid Inc.
"Xped thoroughly enjoyed working with the Adelaide Uni Business School.
It was refreshing how enthusiastic and creative the thinking of these students were and the resulting reports were very detailed and professionally presented." John Schultz, CEO, Xped Corporation Ptd. Ltd.
"We gained valuable insight into our strategy by working with the student marketing group - so much so we offered an internship to one of the group members!" Michael Clark, Executive General Manager - Corporate Communications, SYC
"Working with the business school teams was like seeing our business through fresh eyes, helping create new ideas and rethink old ones." Clint Walker, CEO and Founder, RoarEngine
"Students bring an enthusiasm and fresh perspective to our work that we really love – it's great to have them involved." Matt Sarre, Senior Project Officer - Ambassador Project, Cancer Council SA
"Stratco has always had a strong commitment to helping develop young people with the right attributes to their fullest potential. We were therefore excited to be able to work with the Business School marketing students and found their proposed marketing plans for Solatop well thought out and effective." Michael Stenhouse, Group Marketing Manager – Sales, Stratco (Australia) Pty Ltd
"The marketing activity that my business Easy Swing experienced with the marketing students from University of Adelaide was excellent and provided us with valuable data that we can use for future development." Jon White, Professional Golf Coach, Easy Swing
"Engaging with the student marketing projects at the University of Adelaide was a great opportunity to give and receive.
Students benefit from the opportunity to work on real projects; and nothing beats have a bunch of creative young minds working on your business to generate practical and relevant ideas you'd not considered." Graham Wakeling, Publisher, In-Business Magazine
- Previous Marketing Project Partnerships
Over 55 businesses and organisations have partnered with our students since we launched the Marketing Project initiative in 2005. Please see below for a list of the latest partnerships.
- Request a Marketing Plan
If you represent an organisation that would like to participate in the Business School Marketing Project, please complete the form below and we will contact you within 3-5 business days.
If you would like more information about being involved with the School or the University, please contact the School on +61 8 8313 5525 or email for further information.