We ask Carys: ‘What happens at a research conference?’

27 March 2014

‘Last year, I was fortunate to be one of six Management students chosen from across Australia and New Zealand to participate in the National Honours Colloquium (NHC) organised by the Australian School of Business (ASB). The NHC is a one-day forum for Honours students to present their research and receive feedback from some of Australia’s most prominent Business academics. As part of the forum, a return flight to Sydney, two night’s accommodation, and all meals were provided by the host university to allow participants to have ample time to network with ASB academics and their fellow Honours students, which included attending the welcome reception and cocktail drinks. For me, the best part of the NHC was the feedback I got from my discussant, Professor Chris Jackson, the Head of School of Management within ASB. He gave me advice which greatly enhanced my research ideas, and was beneficial not only for my Honours thesis, but my long-term research goals. Attending the NHC was a truly rewarding experience, and I highly encourage all Honours students from CBE to have a go at it!’

Carys Xi Chan completed her honours degree in Management through the ANU College of Business and Economics in 2013 and has started a PhD at the ANU.

Have you presented at a conference recently? Tell us about your experiences for the Undergraduate Researcher: email set@anu.edu.au with ‘Conference Report’ in the subject line.