About

The DCSS operates as a student run and elected body through the faculty of Business and Law which provides a valuable link between faculty staff, students and employers.

 

What is the DCSS?

The Deakin Commerce Students’ Society (DCSS) is the largest academic student society at Deakin University, with a membership base of in excess of over 400 students annually at the Geelong campus. The DCSS operates as a student run and elected body through the faculty of Business and Law and provides a valuable link between faculty staff, employers and students, as well runs various career events as well as some of the best social events throughout the year.

The goal of the DCSS is to close the gap between what is an ordinary Commerce Degree and an extraordinary degree which will lead to a fulfilling career. The DCSS do this by giving students the opportunity to network with like-minded students and give students the opportunity to meet and interact with prospective employers at our various career events held throughout the year.

Why Join the DCSS?

First Year Benefits

As a first year student it is imperative to get involved in all aspects of university in order to get the most of out this short time which you will look back on fondly for the rest of our life. There is no better or easier way to become involved on day one than through joining the Deakin Commerce Students’ Society.

The social and academic events run by the DCSS are aimed at developing long lasting friendships amongst our members, and to ensure university can be enjoyed to its full potential. DCSS members receive discounted tickets to all our social events, priority entry to our academic events and many other benefits around campus. In 2016 alone the DCSS boasted over 30 social sponsors including cheap of free entry to most nightclubs in Geelong, discounts at various clothing stores, food outlets, online bottle shops, and numerous other places to keep you occupied in your down time. More importantly however, the DCSS offers invaluable exposure to the some of the biggest and most prestigious firms in the business sector, offering our members not only the chance to have fun, but also to meet friends and grow academically.

As a first year student it is imperative to get involved in all aspects of university in order to get the most of out this short time which you will look back on fondly for the rest of our life. There is no better or easier way to become involved on day one than through joining the Deakin Commerce Students’ Society.

Academic Events

As the life a of university student is short and will ultimately culminate in needing to apply for jobs, all students enrolled in a 3 year commerce degree should be thinking about prospective employment as early as possible. Likewise, those in a 5 year double degree should also be seriously identifying work experience opportunities. In order to facilitate this, the DCSS has formed a relationship with the faculty and various employers which allows young students the opportunity to gain advice from experienced students, members of the teaching staff and employers. Our committee members are more than willing to discuss students decision that are often needed to be made quiet early on in your degree, including course structure, electives and which major to undertake. After all we were all first years once, so we know exactly what you are going through.

As a Commerce student, attendance at Commerce Society run events is essential to help develop and determine your future career objectives. The Graduate and Internship and Opportunities Careers fair offer priceless information about these processes and gives students valuable exposure to our sponsors and future employers. It always students to network with employers as well as make invaluable connection with potential future employers.

Social Events

The DCSS is not just all business and this is best illustrated by the fact that year in year out the DCSS runs the best social events for on campus students, including the first year intro night, 2 pub crawls including the infamous Championship Pub Crawl, the largest, wildest Toga party run in Geelong and the marquee event: the Annual Commerce Ball.

 

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