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 University Blues winners get together to celebrate their sporting achievement

University Blues winners get together to celebrate their sporting achievement

Recently Macquarie Blues winners were invited to join fellow sporting high achievers at a combined event for Blues from Sydney University, the University of New South Wales and UTS. Held to coincide with the Olympics, the Sydney Metro Blues event was held in the City and was attended by Blues greats Robert Moscato (Karate 1992), Elisa Barnard (Archery 2013), Andrew Clark (Mountain biking 20...

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 Phillip Salem: Social justice advocate and inspirational leader

Phillip Salem: Social justice advocate and inspirational leader

For National Managing Partner of Sparke Helmore Phillip Salem (BEcon/LLB '83), it was Macquarie that chose him, rather than the other way around. “I was determined to study law anywhere that would take me,” he says. “I had come from a migrant background and an under-resourced school and feel particularly indebted to Macquarie for giving me that opportunity.” Fearless challenge...

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 Enrico (Ric) Casagrande

Enrico (Ric) Casagrande

Dodging ambushes on one of the world’s most dangerous stretches of road in Iraq was not quite the career Macquarie Law alumnus Enrico (Ric) Casagrande (BA/LLB '81) had in mind when he was an undergraduate. “I studied at Macquarie when it was still regarded as a bit of an upstart,” says Ric.  “We all felt that we were part of something new and different, and being a Macquarie law st...

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 Young guns

Young guns

  Chance encounters have helped inspire our graduates and students to help make the world a better place. For Susanna Matters (BA/DipEd 2013), who studied teaching, her ‘moment’ was realising it wasn’t her teaching, but rather monthly periods that made her female students at a Kenyan village miss school. “It’s not a glamorous issue, but it’s also one that isn’t goin...

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 Doctorate leads to fundamental shift in thinking for business expert

Doctorate leads to fundamental shift in thinking for business expert

For Dr. K. Kayani, studying for a doctorate in strategic tourism management alongside industry professionals and academics at MGSM taught him to keep striving for his goals, no matter what obstacles he encountered. He says that this has been the key to professional achievement. Currently employed at the Commonwealth Bank Australia, Dr. Kayani also sits on the Board of technology firm Konced...

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 Intelligence and security studies alumna secures top consulting job

Intelligence and security studies alumna secures top consulting job

Macquarie’s Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism with the Master of International Security Studies alumna, Sarah Iannantuono recently completed her double degree and has embarked on an exciting career with KPMG. She has secured a role at KPMG is as a consultant in the Forensic Department where she undertakes a range of duties from active investigations to digital foren...