The Australian Business Students' Association (ABSA) was created in February 2018 when Thomas G. Ryan joined with industry professionals to address the challenges which business students face, bridging both corporate and student perspectives. It was clear at the time that the graduate process lacked clarity, efficiency and transparency, which would subsequently leave students applying for graduate positions unsettled and disenfranchised with the system.
Within the first three months, ABSA grew rapidly with a team comprised of over 60 students and professionals from across Australia. ABSA has continued to deliver on its vision of equipping tomorrow's leaders with the opportunities to succeed through a strategy focused on serving Australian business students through development, networking and growth focus areas.
Today, ABSA stands as the leading representative network for business students across Australia and is proud to work with student bodies, universities and organisations to address the challenges between business students and a competitive corporate sector.