Past Alumni Events 2017

Past Alumni Events 2017

If you missed an event, don't worry. We captured the highlights from many, as images, audio and video. Experience our alumni gatherings and presentations as if you had been there.

2017

2017 Alumni Networking Reception: Beijing

21 November 2017

We hosted our annual alumni networking event in Beijing and with over 150 alumni and friends in attendance, it was fantastic to see so many of special alumni community.

Guest Speakers:

  • Associate Professor Anne Cooper - Director, Macquarie Applied Finance Centre
  • Zhang Yang - Partner, AllBright Law Offices
  • Zhang Jian Feng - CEO, Shenzhen Chain Technology Co. Ltd

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2017 Alumni Networking Reception: Shanghai

23 November 2017

We hosted our annual alumni networking event in Shanghai and with over 200 alumni and friends in attendance, it was fantastic to see so many of special alumni community.

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2017 Alumni Networking Reception: Seoul

21 October 2017

We hosted our first alumni networking event in Seoul and with over 210 alumni and friends in attendance, it was fantastic to see so many of special alumni community.

Guest Speaker:

  • Professor Simon Handley - Executive Dean, Faculty of Human Sciences, Macquarie University
  • Dr Man Ki Kim MA (1994) - Professor, Sungshin University; President, Macquarie University Alumni Association - Korea Network
  • Matt Monkhouse - Director, Global Engagement and Business Development, Macquarie International

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2017 Backpack to Briefcase: Sydney - LinkedIn

17 May 2017

Is LinkedIn your best friend?

LinkedIn can be a powerful tool in our professional careers – if we know how to use it. What information highlights you and your brand? Who should you be connecting with to get noticed, and what strategies are out to launch your career? Is your profile turning recruiters away?

Guest Speakers:

  • Zuli Posada MIntBus (2009) - Recruitment Partner, IBM
  • Erin Schielzeth BA/DipEd (2005) - Customer Success Manager, LinkedIn

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2017 Backpack to Briefcase: Sydney - Networking

18 October 2017

Does your network work for you?

How do you stand out from the crowd and have people remember you? Are you perceived as polished, professional and friendly? Your personal brand is the message you send and the message that others receive about you.

You are who you connect with. Having the confidence to connect with people and managing those relationships to ensure they are sustained and mutually beneficial is the key to networking and vital for your personal and professional success.

Guest Speakers:

  • Julia Palmer - Networking Strategist, Business Networking Academy

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2017 Global Alumni Impact Series: Brisbane

17 August 2017

Cyber Security: A Global Priority

We showcase the power of cyber security and its implications on an international scale. We’ll explore strategies corporate businesses and governments need to adopt to protect critical information infrastructure.

Guest Speakers:

  • Les Bell MIT (2008) - PhD Candidate and Adjunct Lecturer, Macquarie University
  • Dr Sally Ernst DBA (2008) - Co-Founder, Australian Cyber Security Network
  • Samantha Kennedy BEcon (1994), LLB(Hons) (1996) - Director, Government Strategy and Innovation, Optus
  • Stuart Mort - Director Cyber Security, Optus Business

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2017 Global Alumni Impact Series: Canberra

10 October 2017

Cyber Security: A Global Priority

We showcase the power of cyber security and its implications on an international scale. We’ll explore strategies corporate businesses and governments need to adopt to protect critical information infrastructure.

Guest Speakers:

  • Les Bell MIT (2008) - PhD Candidate and Adjunct Lecturer, Macquarie University
  • David Masters BMedia (2000) - Corporate Affairs Director, Microsoft Australia
  • Professor Peter Nikoletatos - Industry Lead, Education & Local Government, Optus Business
  • Caity McLoughlin - Associate Director, Optus Business - Innovation Collaboration and Strategy

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2017 Global Alumni Impact Series: Hong Kong

26 November 2017

Workforce of the Future

Guests heard from an expert panel on current and future workforce trends and how professionals can stay competitive and advance their careers in tomorrow’s workforce.

Facilitator

  • Chris Aukland - Managing Director, Ambition & HaTCH

Panel

  • Peter Bourke BA (1977) - Head of Group Information Systems, CK Hutchison Holdings Limited
  • Gautam Dev - Regional Director of Human Resources (Talent and Leadership), Prudential Corporation Asia
  • Fyiona Yong - Founder, Wholistic Coachsulting Ltd

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2017 Global Alumni Impact Series: London

10 October 2017

Healthy communication over the life-course

With new research confirming hearing loss as the biggest risk factor for dementia, after the ageing process itself, the personal and societal costs of hearing impairment are projected to explode over the coming decades.

How are we to maintain healthy communication skills, our employability into older age, our connectedness to others and our environment, against a backdrop of declining hearing function?

Guest Speaker:

  • Professor David McAlpine - Director of Hearing Research, Macquarie's Hearing Hub

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2017 Global Alumni Impact Series: Melbourne

16 February 2017

Hosted by Professor David Wilkinson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Corporate Engagement and Advancement), we were joined by guest speaker Professor Stephen Brammer at his first Macquarie University alumni event. Professor Brammer was recently appointed Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics.

Guests had the opportunity to hear from two guest speakers who shared insight of Macquarie University vision for the future and to encourage alumni to continue their involvement.

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2017 Global Alumni Impact Series: New York

23 June 2017

Vice Chancellor and President Professor S Bruce Dowton hosted this event to share updates and news about the University.

We were also delighted to be joined by a panel discussion on innovation.

  • Andrew Chambers BBusAdmin (2002), MAcc (2006) - Partner, Ernst & Young
  • Roger Woodend MBA (2009) - Enterprise Sales Director, British Telecom
  • Elenie Panos BComm(Acctg) (2008) - Director, Innovation & Enterprise Solutions, KPMG US
  • Adena Philips, Strategy Consultant and Executive Coach at Independent

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2017 Global Alumni Impact Series: Singapore

11 July 2017

Cybersecurity: a global priority

As our world continues to interconnect, cybersecurity has emerged as a priority for economic growth requiring collaboration between business, government, and the education and research sector.

Risks to the global economy from computer intrusion to the spread of malicious code by organised crime groups have been assessed as critical. Juniper research recently predicted that the rapid digitization of consumers’ lives and enterprise records will increase the cost of data breaches to $2.1 trillion globally by 2019.

The Panel:

  • Professor Michael Johnson, Scientific Director, The Optus Macquarie University Cyber Security Hub
  • Freddy Tan, Director, Business Development and Security Architect, Singtel
  • Professor LAM Kwok Yan, School of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University
  • Professor David Wilkinson (Moderator), Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Corporate Engagement and Advancement), Macquarie University

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2017 Global Alumni Impact Series: Sydney - Big Data

10 May 2017

How big data and artificial intelligence are revolutionising the way businesses operate

We all want to understand our clients better, but does this always help or can it hinder? In today’s data revolution, we are seeing growing opportunities for capturing data, but what technical and social challenges and opportunities do we see in the future?

Guest Speakers:

  • Dr Elizabeth Coombs PDMarketMgmt (1993) - Acting NSW Privacy Commissioner, Information and Privacy Commission NSW
  • Adam Driussi BEcon (1996) - CEO, Quantium
  • William Howe - Data Analytics, KPMG
  • Prof Stephen Brammer - Executive Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics, Macquarie University

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2017 Global Alumni Impact Series: Sydney - Healthy Minds

19 July 2017

Healthy Minds For All Ages

When was the last time you gave your mental wellbeing a second thought? Many of us take time out of our busy schedules to care for our physical wellbeing by being active and eating well but what often goes missed is keeping our mental health in check too.

Mental health includes emotional, psychological and social wellbeing, it affects how we think, feel and act and helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others and make choices. Thus, making mental health important at every stage of life - from childhood and adolescence all the way through adulthood.

Guest Speakers:

  • Professor Simon Handley - Executive Dean of the Faculty of Human Sciences, Macquarie University
  • Professor Jen Hudson BA(Hons) (1995), PhD/MClinicalPsych (2001) - Professor and Director Centre for Emotional Health, Macquarie University
  • Professor Nick Titov - Co-Director eCentreClinic and Director of Mindspot
  • Associate Professor Viviana Wuthrich BPsych(Hons) (1999), PhD (2005) - Associate Professor, Macquarie University

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2017 Global Alumni Impact Series: Sydney - Leadership

21 September 2017

Leadership: Building For The Future

What makes a great leader? How do we challenge ourselves to be better leaders and reach our full potential? What practical things can we do to inspire other future leaders?

Guest Speakers:

  • Babette Bensoussan MBA (1992) - Managing Director, The Mindshifts Group
  • Dr Penelope Faure PDPsych (2008), DPsych(OrgPsych) (2014) - Director of Executive Services for Career Management, Audrey Page & Associates
  • Jason Johnson BEcon (1992), LLB(Hons) (1994) - Founder and Managing Director, Johnson
  • Louise Mason BA/LLB (1989) - Chief Operating Officer, Real Estate, AMP Capital

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2017 Golden Jubilee Symposium - Celebrating 50 years of students

6 March 2017

Celebrating 50 years of students starting at Macquarie University

On 6 March 1967, Professor Peter Mason delivered the very first lecture at Macquarie University, the introduction to the Department of Physics course Structure and Properties of Matter. As well as founding the Department of Physics at Macquarie, Professor Mason was a well-known science communicator, esteemed lecturer, student advocate and frequent guest on ABC Radio’s The Science Show.

To mark this significant anniversary in the history of the University, on 6 March 2017, the University held a celebratory symposium in the very same lecture hall, now known as the Mason Theatre. The event celebrated Professor Mason, his founding colleagues, and the student alumni of the very early years at Macquarie.

Guest speakers include:

  • The Vice-Chancellor, Professor S Bruce Dowton
  • ABC Radio’s Robyn Williams AM DSc(HonorisCausa) (1988), a long-time friend and colleague of Professor Mason
  • Internationally known management educator Professor John Croucher AM BA (1970), BA(Hons) (1971), PhD (2005) of the Macquarie Graduate School of Management, a student at that first lecture
  • Professor Deb Kane, Department of Physics & Astronomy, with perspectives on the changes over the last half-century in physics and other disciplines close to Professor Mason’s heart

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2017 Launch Your Career Series - Arts

2 May 2017

Challenging boundaries as Arts students

An arts degree focuses on broadening your knowledge and build critical thinking skills in a variety of areas – communication, history, literature, philosophy.

So instead of tunnelling you into a specific job or career, your arts degree opens endless opportunities – only if you celebrate and recognise the broad applications. This is what makes your arts degree so powerful, as you shape your career with the flexibility and versatility it brings.

We heard from successful alumni who challenged the boundaries as arts students - how they got started and what helped them clarify their career ideas and direction.

Guest speakers:

  • Paige Bellmaine BA (2013) – Team Leader - Disability Employment Services and NDIS, breakthru - your choice
  • Stephanie McCann BA (2009), BA(Hons) (2010) – Operations Officer, World Wildlife Fund Australia

Listen to audio on SoundCloud

Listen to clip 1 - What is the value of an Arts degree?
Listen to clip 2 - How can we show our skills to employers?
Listen to clip 3 - Is further postgraduate study necessary?
Listen to clip 4 - How important is work experience?
Listen to clip 5 - What makes up your day-to-day activities?
Listen to clip 6 - What is the best and worst piece of advice you've received?

2017 Launch Your Career Series - International students

17 March 2017

International students finding local jobs

How do international students find local jobs? What are the typical challenges that we encounter?

A panel of three alumni, who were all international students at Macquarie, each talked about their experiences since graduating, and how they found the professional roles they now have.

Guest speakers:

  • Aakash Vakil MBioTech/MComm (2016) – Drug Safety Support Specialist, Covance
  • Ngoc Nguyen BAF (2011), BAppFin(Hons) (2012) – Analyst, Forecasting and Analysis, Stockland
  • Sumiya Sultan BEng(Hons) (2016) – Graduate Engineer, Schneider Electric

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2017 Pop-Up Networking Drinks: Sydney

20 November 2017

Macquarie is keen to bring its alumni community together more regularly over casual networking drinks. Check out the photos and we'll see you at the next one.

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2017 Trendsetter Panel and Alumni Reception

25 October 2017

Educators Who Inspire, Engage And Transform: Using The 5Rs Framework

While teaching is a highly rewarding profession, it is also extremely demanding, with research telling us that 30 to 50 per cent of teachers leave the profession in the first five years.

Why is this happening and what can we do in our education systems, and within our schools and centres to help turn the tide?

Keynote Speaker and Facilitator:

  • Professor Mary Ryan - Head of Department, Department of Educational Studies

The Panel:

  • Professor Garry Falloon - Professor and Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation (VFFF) Chair of Teacher Education
  • Dr Fay Hadley- Director of Initial Teacher Education, Department of Educational Studies
  • Dr Iain Hay - Director, Professional Learning and Engagement, Department of Educational Studies
  • Dr Melissa Johnstone - Lecturer in Health and Human Sciences, Department of Educational Studies.

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Content owner: Alumni Last updated: 09 Jul 2020 2:14pm

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