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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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 Tailor your preferences and win!

Tailor your preferences and win!

In the 2014 Alumni Survey you told us that you want to know more about benefits, events and news. Your Macquarie University Alumni Web Community (AWC) is an exclusive online space to update your details and register for benefits and events. It now also lets you tailor your preferences so that we can keep you in the loop about the things that interest you most. Is Management, Leadership and ...

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 Macquarie’s women of influence

Macquarie’s women of influence

Five Macquarie University alumni and staff members were recognised in The Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards for 2014. Alumna Stephanie Lorenzo, CEO of Project Futures, which is committed to anti-human trafficking and youth activism, and Jennifer Star, CEO of Tara.Ed, which is changing lives by improving the quality of education in rural India, were recognised...

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 How scholarships change lives

How scholarships change lives

With the launch of this year’s Annual Fundraising Appeal to support scholarships and medical research. We wanted to let you know how your support is changing not only the lives of scholarship students, but also helping their families and communities. One recent recipient is Danielle Malone, who grew up in a rural area on the NSW South Coast. While her family supported her in whatever care...

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 Events wrap up

Events wrap up

China events Hundreds of alumni recently came together to reconnect with old friends and welcome new alumni who have recently graduated from Macquarie at events held in Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai. As well as the Vice-Chancellor Professor S Bruce Dowton, who shared Macquarie’s vision for the future with the very appreciative audience, speakers included Hong Kong’s Sammy So, Beijing...

RESEARCH
 Supporting Mental Health Month

Supporting Mental Health Month

What do you get when a café with a charitable philosophy meets with a university centre looking for novel ways to raise funds for continued research into anxiety and depression? You get a ‘Coffee for a Cause’. Piccolo Me, the café in the Australian Hearing Hub, is run by brothers Roy and Charlie El Hachem. They partnered with the Centre for Emotional Health (CEH) on 21 October, pledgi...