On the 31st of January 2024, the University of Southern Queensland hosted Business@Dusk, a monthly networking event organized by the Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce. As an ambassador for study Toowoomba, I was able to join the event and meet and make connections with many wonderful people. The event started at 5.30pm and we walked in to see interactive displays from different study areas, a wonderful art exhibition, and several scrumptious looking food and drink bars. 

The 17 interactive displays included an archeology stand, tour of the maker space, a high quality telescope, a flight simulator, and Mr. Spot the mechanical dog. After talking to Mr. Spot’s handler and taking some pictures the ambassadors headed over to the flight simulator. The friendly instructor taught us how to control it and we were able to simulate a flight across Sydney, Australia. We then learned some interesting facts about archeology and saw different bones from different animals and a few human skulls too. 

After enjoying some free drinks from the bar, the ambassadors had a stroll around the various food bars from around the world. After a delicious dinner, the rest of the night was spent networking along with Anna Battle, the project officer for Study Toowoomba. Anna introduced us to the Mayor Geoff McDonald, Councilor Bill Cahill, Prince Long Lo from the Western Downs Regional Council, and many other important political and business figures. We had the opportunity to share contacts and find job opportunities. We ended the night by having a look at the amazing ‘Furari Flores’ exhibition. 

The event was a tremendous success for students and community leaders alike and I’m sure everyone that attended had a great time. The next Business@Dusk event will take place on the 21st of February 2024 and is sure to be a success. 

 

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