'QUT's focus on practical learning is unparalleled. During my degree I solved real-world problems for clients, both inside and outside the classroom. I designed branded products for subjects such as QUTopia, and travelled to six countries to study and to compete in business competitions. I use the knowledge from these experiences every day in my role with Deloitte Digital.'
'I thoroughly enjoyed the practical components of my double degree, which involved developing marketing campaigns and software solutions for Queensland businesses. Along with the opportunity to expand my technical and business skill sets, these experiences taught me the value of stakeholder management and the importance of utilising my soft skills to build rapport with business partners. I still implement the lessons I've learnt through these experiences within my career.'
Professor Gary Mortimer leads the marketing major at QUT and teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate cohorts on the topics of marketing, strategy, and consumer behaviour. In addition to teaching, Professor Mortimer actively researches in the areas of retail marketing and consumer behaviour, as well as maintaining a strong presence across mainstream media as one of Australia's leading retail expert commentators. Prior to joining QUT in 2011, Professor Mortimer worked in various management and leadership roles with some of Australia's largest retailers.
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