Past Alumni Events 2020

Past Alumni Events 2020

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.

2020

Online events

Macquarie Alumni Online: North America

13 May 2020

Macquarie Alumni Online aims to bring the Macquarie University alumni community together from all around the world virtually. This series focuses on sharing local or industry knowledge from alumni to alumni, and giving an opportunity to connect.

We heard from senior alumni across Canada and the US on How businesses are responding to the COVID-19 crisis. They shared the impacts to their businesses, the strategies used and where to from here. Professor S Bruce Dowton, Vice-Chancellor & President, also provided a brief University update.

Our guest speakers for the evening were:

  • Roger Woodend MBA (2009) - Vice President Sales, BT
  • Bill Cordingley MBA (2003) - Managing Director, Head of Wholesale Banking Chicago Office, Rabobank
  • Brenda McGuire MA (2001) - President & CEO, WorldWide Connect

Backpack to Briefcase: Beer with the Boss

25 May 2020

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a CEO? How they have the confidence, grit, interpersonal skills and vision to make the tough decisions? Or, are you thinking about getting your first job or what your next step is?

Join us for Backpack to Briefcase – Virtual Beer with the Boss – a professional development event for young #mqalumni where you will be able to connect with each of our ‘bosses’ – senior alumni with impressive job titles and even more impressive career journeys – and listen to their career story, hear their tips and tricks of the trade and ask them any questions you might have.

The concept for Beer with the Boss is simple: relax, grab a drink and speed network with a ‘boss’ in a group. Each session will be timed to 15 minutes, and after, move onto the next ‘boss’.

Following the formalities, you will have the opportunity to virtually network with your fellow alumni attendees.

Leaders, Innovators & Disruptors Event with Dr Cathy Foley

26 May 2020

Join CSIRO Chief Scientist and Macquarie alumna Dr Cathy Foley (BSc(Hons)/DipEd 1981), for a discussion about the critical role of science and technology, innovative thinking, and entrepreneurial spirit in a time of pandemic in this free webinar brought to you by the Macquarie University Incubator.

As the world responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, experts from a range of fields are working more closely and innovatively together than ever before. Scientists from Australia’s national science agency, the CSIRO, are on the front line: scaling-up and testing vaccine candidates; providing new insights from big data analysis; supporting businesses to reskill and retool; and inventing new industries that will drive Australia’s economic recovery.

Macquarie Alumni Online: Asia

20 August 2020

Macquarie Alumni Online aims to bring the Macquarie University alumni community together from all around the world virtually. This series focuses on sharing local or industry knowledge from alumni to alumni, and giving an opportunity to connect.

We heard from senior alumni across Asia on How businesses are responding to the COVID-19 crisis. They shared the impacts to their businesses, the strategies used and where to from here. Professor David Wilkinson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Engagement, also provided a brief University update.

Our guest speakers for the evening were:

  • Mr Andrew Nip BA(Psych) (2009), BHumResMgmt (2009) - Head of People & Culture, Greater China; Head of Talent & L&D, Asia, Hays
  • Dr Angela Wai Yung Ng MMgt (2002), MBA (2003) - A J Green & Wellness Consultancy Limited
  • Mr JC Liu MMgt (2002), MBA (2003) - Founder & CEO, Richfield Capital Ltd
  • Ms Jessica H. Tanoesoedibjo MIntTradeCommLaw (2015) - Managing Director, SPIN; Director, MNC Capital

Young Alumni Network Meetup

24 August 2020

Want to meet new people but don't know where to go? Looking for your first job or to transition into another industry but don't know how? Have any career tips you want to share?

At the Young Alumni Network Meetup, you can meet up with other Macquarie alumni from various industries and professions across the world and ask these questions or share your knowledge.

Build your network, learn from each other, find out what is happening in their industry or simply share your story since graduation - all in a social environment and in the comfort of your own home.

Our next one is scheduled for February 2021.

Global Alumni Impact Series: Online

21 September 2020

The joy of discovering who we really are - with Hugh Mackay

Bestselling author Dr Hugh Mackay AO (MA Philosophy 1991, DLitt 1999) led an eye-opening exploration of his latest book The Inner Self: The Joy of Discovering Who we Really Are. Watch and be fascinated below.

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Leaders, Innovators and Disruptors

23 September 2020

Latest advances in artificial intelligence - with Richard Kimber

Join us for the latest Leaders, Innovators and Disruptors event with alumnus Richard Kimber (BSc 1991, MBA 1993) to find out how leading companies are using AI to understand customer needs and drive competitive advantage whilst others are stuck in an old paradigm. Unlock the power of voice analytics, natural language understanding and deep customer insights to radically transform the way you do business.

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Advice from an Alumni - Tina McKenzie

30 September 2020

Are you an athlete feeling a little unmotivated in your studies or sport during this difficult time? You are not alone.

Hear from Sports Scholar Alumni Tina McKenzie in an Advice from an Alumni series zoom event and discover the best ways to stay motivated and achieve your goals. You will find positivity and hope that you can bounce back into competitions as well as transition into the workforce ahead of the game, just as Tina has done throughout her career.

Tina is a three-time Paralympian athlete (wheelchair basketball) who has offered to inspire us all with her experiences transitioning from sport to professional life.

View webinar on Zoom

Australia - Perth

2020 Pop-Up Networking Drinks: Perth

11 March 2020

We hosted our first informal networking drinks at the Flour Factory in Perth. Our Pop-Up Networking Drinks are simple: there is no agenda, just mingle with fellow alumni over food and drinks.

Australia - Sydney

2020 Global Alumni Impact Series: Sydney

2 March 2020

Sustainability: Building a resilient future

With over 400 alumni and guests in attendance, this panel discussion on sustainability was a hit!

A sustainable future is a priority for us all and a new decade provides us with an opportunity to challenge our thinking and broaden our understanding on the needs of the community. Gain key insights and hear the latest in research from industry leaders and Macquarie University academics who are revolutionising the world of sustainability.

Executive Host:

  • Professor David Wilkinson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Engagement), Macquarie University

Panel:

  • Greg Mullins AO, AFSM MMgt (2000), Climate Councillor, Former Commissioner of Fire & Rescue NSW
  • Professor Stephen Brammer​, Executive Dean, Macquarie Business School
  • Lesley Hughes, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Integrity and Development) and Distinguished Professor of Biology, Macquarie University

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Canada

2020 Pop-Up Networking Drinks: Toronto

31 January 2020

For the first time in Canada, we held a small networking drinks in Toronto with our hosts for the evening:

  • Lea-Anne Allen, Regional Director (North America), Macquarie International
  • Angela Stark, Lead Student Professionalism, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences
  • Paul Chang (BSc 2006, PDMarketMgmt 2012, MMgt 2014, MBA 2017) , Canada Alumni Network lead

Our Pop-Up Networking Drinks events are simple: there is no agenda, just mingle with fellow alumni over food and drinks.

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2020 Pop-Up Networking Drinks: Montreal

13 March 2020

We hosted our first informal networking drinks in Montreal at Wienstein & Gavino's in Montreal. Our Pop-Up Networking Drinks events are simple: there is no agenda, just mingle with fellow alumni over food and drinks.

France

2020 France Alumni Network Online

15 july 2020

La France a vecu une période de confinement comme une majorité des pays de la planète. Cette période a été marquée par la mise en place forcée du télétravail comme alternative à la continuité de l'activité économique. Le confinement a démontré la résilience des infrastructures de télécomunication à distance, chose essentielle à la continuité du fonctionnement des activités des entreprise.

Alors que nous abordons le déconfinement, la question de savoir si le télétravail à grande échelle est un phénomène provisoire ou durable en France? Pour répondre à cette question et décrypter les grandes tendances post-Covid, Macquarie Alumni Network France vous convie à un webinar le 15/07/2020 à 19h15 en compagnie de:

  • Stephane LEPORT, Directeur général délégué chez Nexity Immobilier Entreprise
  • Benoit RENOUL, Directeur Marketing de TALKSPIRIT et auteur de l'étude Après-COVID: quel lendemain pour le télétravail?
  • Konrad Florczak, Customer Success Manager at Planview, Inc, and Alumnus of MQ University

Greece

2020 Alumni Networking Dinner: Athens

30 January 2020

Our alumni gathered for a casual networking dinner at Vezene in Athens with special guest His Excellency Mr Arthur Spyrou, Australian Ambassador to Greece.

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India

2020 Macquarie Business School Alumni Event: Delhi

11 February 2020

Macquarie Business School visited Delhi to connect and strengthen our community in the region. Executive Dean, Professor Stephen Brammer hosted an intimate dinner that focused on showcasing our progressive, cross-disciplinary approach to research and education.

2020 Macquarie Business School Alumni Event: Mumbai

12 February 2020

Macquarie Business School hosted a special alumni dinner to showcase our progressive, cross-disciplinary approach to research and education in Mumbai.

Japan

2020 Japan Alumni Network Zoom Seminar

21 June 2020

The pandemic and its impact have career and life lessons for graduates like you - Lessons from economics and lessons from education

Japan Alumni Network leader Dr Josh Kidd will be joined by fellow alumnus Dr Prashan Karunaratne, Lecturer in Economics (BEcon 2003, Becon(Hons) 2004, PhD 2019) for the first in an online seminar series for our alumni in Japan.

2020 Japan Alumni Network Zoom Webinar

30 August 2020

The Health & Wellbeing Benefits of Nature | Creating Nature Notice Nudges  ||  生活に利益となる自然から得られる健康と福祉

Japan Alumni Network leader Dr Josh Kidd will be joined by fellow alumna Waminda Parker (BSc 1995, BSc(Hons) 1997) and Dr Miles Holmes, Co-Founders and Directors of The Connective.

The Connective are a professional team of urban planners, landscape architects, anthropologists, ecologists, community engagement and nature connection specialists committed to helping people access the health and wellbeing benefits of nature

Singapore

2020 Alumni Networking Event: Singapore

16 January 2020

AAS-MUAAS WINE-DEFUL 2020 Speed Networking

In today’s day and age, networking is crucial. Relationship built by networking can lead to professional partnerships or even future job opportunities.

Our Macquarie University Alumni Association - Singapore Chapter (MUAAS) proudly organised a speed networking event to kick off 2020. Attendees heard from special guest speaker Dr Anthony Tang on a breast health talk, were given an opportunity for speed networking as well as complimentary wine and cheese.

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2020 Singapore Alumni Chapter 22nd AGM

31 August 2020

Our Macquarie University Alumni Association - Singapore Chapter (MUAAS) proudly hosted its 22nd Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Following the formalities, we heard from guest speakers and fellow alumnus, His Excellency Mr Bruce Gosper, Australian High Commissioner and Professor David Wilkinson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Engagement, Macquarie University

South Korea

2020 Alumni Networking Event: Seoul

17 January 2020

Our Macquarie University Alumni Association - Korea Network proudly organised a small, informal start-of-year get-together in Seoul.

United Kingdom

2020 Pop-Up Networking Drinks: London

31 January 2020

We celebrated Australia Day with some of our alumni at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese pub - one of the oldest pubs in London. Our Pop-Up Networking Drinks events are simple: there is no agenda, just mingle with fellow alumni over food and drinks.

United States

2020 Pop-Up Networking Drinks: New York

27 January 2020

We celebrated Australia Day with some of our alumni at Spy Glass in New York. Our Pop-Up Networking Drinks events are simple: there is no agenda, just mingle with fellow alumni over food and drinks.

View event photos on Flickr

Macquarie Business School events

Business School Alumni Toolkit Series online webinar

22 April 2020

Live webinar featuring leading HR professionals who will share their insights and practical advice on how to stand out from others and secure a new role in the current employment climate.

This Zoom webinar will be followed by a Q&A to allow you to ask and questions you might have.

View recording on Youtube

Executive Leadership Development Series Workshop

11 June 2020

Social Leadership on LinkedIn presented by Matt Tindale, Managing Director ANZ at LinkedIn. Exclusive event for MBA, MAFC and MoM graduates.

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Business School Alumni Toolkit Series online webinar

16 June 2020

Make sure you're getting the most out of your LinkedIn profile. This webinar covers everything you need to know about optimising your profile and building your personal brand, growing your networks and getting found by recruiters.

View recording on Youtube



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