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 Hard work pays off for young retailer

Hard work pays off for young retailer

Macquarie alumnus Aaron Lum has taken home a ‘highly commended’ award from the recent National Retail Association Young Retailer of the Year Awards. The 25-year-old, who works at the Woolworths head office in Bella Vista and holds a Master of International Business from Macquarie, was up against 25 successful young retailers from across Australia, and says he felt like a Miss Universe cont...

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 Macquarie graduate’s mission to Mars

Macquarie graduate’s mission to Mars

Macquarie University alumna Dr Abigail Allwood has become the first woman – and the first Australian to lead a NASA team searching for signs of life on Mars. Dr Allwood’s PhD, which she completed at Macquarie in 2006, examined ancient evidence of life on Earth and how it could be relevant to the search for life on Mars. Her discovery of some of the oldest evidence of life on Earth in WA...

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 Snapshot of recent Alumni

Snapshot of recent Alumni

Many Macquarie graduates returned to their old stomping ground to share their career building experiences with current students at the Careers Fair in August. The Career and Employment Service took the opportunity to interview some of these young alumni to hear their story on the transition from university to work, and found that everyone’s story was unique. Stephanie Hunter, Bachelor ...

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 Latest books from your fellow alumni

Latest books from your fellow alumni

Macquarie alumni have been busy putting pen to paper with books ranging from an award-winning novel about life in a World War II Japanese internment camp to an expose of the political machinations behind Australia’s first hung parliament in 40 years to a humorous debut novel from the writer of Babe Pig in the City. After Darkness – Christine Piper Macquarie media graduate Christine ...

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 Organisational psychology makes life a breeze for Macquarie graduate

Organisational psychology makes life a breeze for Macquarie graduate

When James Breeze completed a Master of Organisational Psychology at Macquarie in 2000, he never imagined it would give him the freedom to live in Bali, dividing his time between business, family and surfing. Today Breeze runs three companies from Bali, two based in Singapore and one in Sydney. His business, Objective Experience, creates business insights using eye tracking technology for m...

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 More than a university, a matchmaking service as well: Joanna Wheatley’s story

More than a university, a matchmaking service as well: Joanna Wheatley’s story

Joanna Wheatley (nee Fellows) has an extensive connection with Macquarie, with six family members and a network of family friends studying at the University. Her parents met while studying education in the late 1970s, a story that was repeated for Jo: she met her husband – then law and media student – Andrew while studying for a Bachelor in International Communication in the mid-2000s. ...