“Rocketry has provided such an amazing opportunity to learn, growth and most importantly make mistakes in an encouraging environment. Even as a business lead I have had the opportunity to learn hands-on technical skills across all of our sub-teams.”
Our Business team works across our partnerships, budget, marketing, outreach and social portfolios. We work to manage and create social media presence on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Tik Tok. We foster and maintain positive relationships with clubs, societies and groups, both at ANU and the wider community. We create and hold outreach events and maintain our outward branding of the team. We ensure operations run smoothly and communicating with finance teams at ANU as required. In terms of partnership, we focus on generating revenue from external sponsors, as part of Rocketry’s ambitions to continue competing at high levels and eventually reach space.
Our team is responsible for all visual designs for all our rockets and representation of our team, such as branding, logs, website and merchandise. We create and organise outreach events for primary and secondary aged students in the ACT and surround. In these programs students learn about the basics of rocketry, design and sim their rocket on OpenRocket and then construct their rocket.
We work with our sub teams in the creation of our budget and ensure that all purchases for team are processed and tracked. Our role involves reaching out to connect with new partners and maintain our relationship with our current partners. Our team organises our presence at partnership events and our outward presence in the wider community at all marketing, partners and outreach events.
Our Business team our had many achievements including putting our outreach program into practice both in person and online. We have run our program with Curious Minds and in collaboration with Robogals Canberra for National Science Week 2022. The team has also designed and applied our Project HALO vinyl along with up keeping the social medias with engagement showing incredible improvement. Most importantly our team has development and designed our entire website from the ground up!
Further, we have completely redesigned our website to showcase our teams incredible work. We’ve partnered with several internal and external institutions, many of which you can find on our Partnerships page, as well as some others that we’ll be excited to announce in the coming weeks! We’ve also been regularly liaising with the CECS admin team to organise the purchases necessary to build our Spaceport vehicle and help our team members get certified at launches.
Business team members have also been active participates at launches throughout the year, continuing to demonstration that that everyone across ANU Rocketry is capable and given the opportunity to build and launch their own rockets.
Our primary goal over the next 12 months is to source all the necessary funding to enable us to compete in Spaceport next year. The team is working hard to reach out to potential sponsors and ensure all our internal finances are in order.
Looking forward the team hopes to hold more regular outreach program events on campus at ANU to encourage the community to dive into STEM, with a focus on getting young girls into STEM. We are looking to increase the regularity of our social events for the team and continue our Women* in Rocketry coffee catch ups.