Mark Tayar

Mark Tayar

Work experience

Work experience

Unit Coordinator

Swinburne Online

Teaching students in sociology, international business and services marketing using Gilly Salmon's five stage eLearning model.


CAPA International Education

Lecturing the academic component of an internship program.

International Student Recruitment Manager

Academy of Interactive Entertainment

Responsible for developing the new international division of this niche educator. With extensive travel, strategic planning, and collaboration with agents, this role requires me to build and grow sources of international students.

Conference Founder and Director

Future Entrepreneurs of the World Summit

I developed the concept paper, secured the necessary funding, and managed a team of 25 to run events which impacted young people from 21 countries. This role was extremely challenging but immensely rewarding and led to some exceptional results (see the full event report).

Marketing Officer then Sessional Academic

Macquarie University

Marketing and research work at Macquarie University was conducted in two departments: the entrepreneurship institute and the international office. As a research assistant to Professor Craig Mudge,  academic research was undertaken into new business models and technological innovation in wireless devices (specifically wireless sensor networks and mobile commerce).  Working with the international office to help attract 8,900 international students to the University involved advertising, student engagement, electronic direct marketing, event management and viral marketing.

In 2011 I became a tutor at Macquarie University taking up to 10 classes each semester.  

Jun 2010 - Dec 2011

Sessional Academic

Australian National University

Tutor in entrepreneurship, international business, international marketing and strategic marketing.

Jul 2008 - Dec 2009

Marketing and Corporate Communications Manager

Recruitment Systems

This role involves the planning and implementation of marketing and promotional plans to rapidly grow this recruitment software vendor. This challenging role requires the creation of a lean marketing communications strategy and direction of pricing, global distribution and product development.



Student Exchange

Lancaster University

  • Senior Advisor, Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE)
  • Founder and Team Leader –Financial Literacy Program
  • Work experience with the Institute for Entrepreneurship
  • Completed Basic First Aid Course
  • Participated in the International Youth Leadership Conference held in Prague, Czech Republic

International Business Management

Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • Completed intensive summer course in Global Enterprise Management
  • Worked effectively in multicultural teams
  • Interviewed managers at a biotechnology facility and a social enterprise in a comparative study of management techniques in Australia and Hong Kong
Mar 2008 - Present

Master of Commerce

On average, I have achieved distinction grades in the fields of marketing, social entrepreneurship, and intellectual property management. The master degree is being completed via online learning management systems. As well as academic commitments, I also advise several student societies through weekly teleconferencing and quarterly face-to-face meetings.

Feb 2008 - Present

Certificate IV

Australian Online Training

Completing this vocational training to be nationally qualified to train and assess workers in the fields of communications, information technology, small business management and marketing.

Feb 2004 - Dec 2007

Bachelor of International Business

GPA: 3.48 out of 4

  • 2006 President of Head Hunters Corporate Careers Society
  • 2005 President – Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE)
  • 2005 Department of Business Academic Excellence Award
  • Founder and Chief Organiser- Innovative Youth Challenge
  • Facilitator for Selling Skills 101
  • 9th Place at a National Social Enterprise Competition
  • Retreat Leader for the Global Leadership Program
  • Permitted to study a postgraduate subject while an undergraduate