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Author: Craig Eardley

Young Hunter Business Professionals learn survival of the fittest

What: Hunter Young Professionals (HYP) Rooftop Event – “Adapting to change in your career"
When: Wednesday, April 29 from 6pm to 9pm
Where:  Aqua: Rooftop Level 3, Beach Hotel, Frederick Street, Merewether
Cost: $35 Book Now

Young Hunter professionals have the opportunity to learn about adapting in their careers from a well known ex footballer turned businessman, thanks to the Greater Building Society.

Dr Mark "Sarge" Sargent will be the keynote speaker at the next Hunter Young Professionals (HYP) meeting on April 29, sponsored by The Greater.
HYP vice president and Forsythes Recruitment organisational development specialist Emily Bowen said in today’s business world, regardless of age, people need to be able to adapt to a changing environment, evolving industry or a change in career path.

“If you can’t adapt, you face being left behind; it is survival of the fittest,” Ms Bowen said.

Ms Bowen said Mark Sargent has successfully adapted to change throughout his diverse career, making him an ideal person to speak on the topic.
Since retiring from football in 1995, the 50 year old has gone on to work for himself and in corporate roles as well as complete an MBA, Masters in Marketing, and most recently a PhD in Public Policy. He is a director of the Business Growth Centre and principal at Aigis Group Business Research Consultancy.

Mark Sargent played rugby league for Australia, NSW and for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs (19 games) and Newcastle Knights (126 games). He captained the Knights and won the Rothmans Medal for Best and Fairest in 1989 whilst playing for them.

The Greater is a Silver Sponsor of HYP. The Greater’s manager of networking development Lynn Mangovski said as a leading Hunter-based business it supported the development of local professionals to lead the continued successful growth of the region’s businesses and organisations.

“The Greater is always adapting to meet the needs of its customers, most recently in it introducing leading mobile and digital banking services,” Ms Mangovski said.

HYP (formerly the Newcastle & Hunter Junior Chamber) provides networking and professional development opportunities for young professional people in the Hunter.