Students invited to network at BRAS

Mar 18, 2015    

BRAS (Business Relationships At Sunrise) is a dynamic, not-for-profit, Macarthur based women’s organisation that commenced in 2005.  Their vision is to assist business women to reach their true potential and pass it onto others through business and friendship.

As part of their ongoing commitment to a growing and prosperous Macarthur region they developed a successful High School program where each month they sponsor four students from any Macarthur area high school to attend their business breakfast.

GNS - St Pats Students at Bras Small

 L to R Local business women with Amber Hope (MWLP in front), Jackie Erwin (Teacher), Olivia Bond and Jessica Mangan (St. Patrick’s College)

This provides the students with an opportunity to meet and mix with local business women who can pass on knowledge and skills that can assist the students, not only in their personal lives, but also for their future business aspirations.

GNS - Magdalene Students at Bras Small

L to R Local business women with Jessica Cunningham, Carol Dobbie (Teacher in red) and Kayla Grech (Magdalene Catholic High School)

The students are co-ordinated through local youth organisation MWLP – Linking Youth and Year 12 students from both St. Patrick’s College and Magdalene Catholic High School attended the most recent breakfast.

MWLP’s Career Development Specialist, Amber Hope, believes in the importance of providing vital links for students to connect to business and industry.  She says “The opportunity for young people to connect, engage and gain knowledge from local businesses is extremely valuable in developing skills and adding value to their career development”.

The positive feedback from students is enlightening and ensures they are getting real benefits from attending.

Olivia Bond from St. Patrick’s College commented “The breakfast was so excellent! I really loved how engaging it was but also so professional.”

For further information please contact MWLP’s Career Development Specialist Amber Hope on 0438 462 019 or at

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