Alumni career journeys

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Brendan Gale

Brendan Gale

CEO Richmond Football Club

Master of Arts, Laws

"After retiring from professional football, Brendan practised law with commercial law, before being appointed CEO of the AFL Players Association. In 2009, he became chief executive of the Richmond Football Club, heading a team of more than 150 people."

Richard Gruppetta

Richard Gruppetta

Independent director, United Nations Association of Australia

Bachelor of Arts

"Diplomacy is negotiating and getting your message across and doing that in a way that your audience can understand and appreciate. It's providing that information in a manner that your audience would accept.""

Ghadeer El-Khub

Ghadeer El-Khub

Associate Director of Social Media, Ogilvy, UAE

Bachelor of Arts

"A lot of people think the skills that you gain are all from hands-on experiences, but without the foundations I learned in my studies at Monash I would have been lost! To this day, I use the skills from my video editing classes in Video Journalism and my legal knowledge from Journalism and the Law."

Sue Noble

Sue Noble

General Manager Carers' Voice and Capacity, Carers Victoria

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

"Give yourself some time to really think about the direction you want to take your career –explore all the options that are available to you. And its never too late to change. An Arts degree gives you a wider perspective, time and more options"

Areti Ioannou

Areti Ioannou

Digital Propositions Lead, Royal Bank of Scotland

Bachelor of Arts

"The creativity and analytical thinking that you get from an Arts degree cannot be underestimated. These are the type of skills I use in my own work day-to-day. It has also set me apart from others in the industry, as my undergrad is a little bit different to other people who are going for marketing jobs."

Niran Dasika

Niran Dasika

Musician

Bachelor of Music

"One of the most important things I got out of my degree was the connections. The reason to complete a top-level course like the Bachelor of Music at Monash is that it is where you will meet truly great student musicians. It is very valuable to be in the same classrooms, talking about music, and exchanging records and tips with the elite of the Melbourne music student community."

Helen Sawczak

Helen Sawczak

National CEO, Australia-China Business Council (Victoria)

Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts

"Helen Sawczak is National CEO of the Australia China Business Council, the premier business organisation in Australia dedicated to promoting and developing two-way trade and investment and economic cooperation with the People’s Republic of China."

Adriana Hendrickson

Adriana Hendrickson

Forensic Senior Consultant, KPMG Australia

Bachelor of Arts

"When I originally applied for KPMG, I didn’t think I would be a preferred candidate as I didn’t have a qualification in finance or accounting. However, it turned out that this was a very outdated way of thinking about the business. Instead, I’ve been able to provide a different perspective which is considered very valuable."

Harry Murphy Cruise

Harry Murphy Cruise

Senior Economist, Deloitte Australia

Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts

"An understanding of politics and international relations has been vital for my career. Particularly when the last three or four years have been characterised by some pretty interesting geopolitical times, which really feeds into what we do as economists."

Sharman Stone

Sharman Stone

Former Australia's Ambasssador for Women and Girls, Former MP

PhD (Arts)

"Achieving greater gender equality and empowerment in the workplace and society has always been one of Sharman’s strongest commitments. Sharman Stone is Patron of the Monash Centre for Gender, Peace and Security; an Ambassador for NOFASD Australia and she is an independent expert advisor to the IPPF. Sharman is currently Australia’s Global Ambassador for Women and Girls."

Grace Orange

Grace Orange

Data Analyst at the Australian Bureau of Statistics

Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts

"My Monash BA has provided me with great research skills, analytical thinking to be able to look at a big problem solve it and tell a story about it."

Tess Guthrie

Tess Guthrie

Founder and Director, WhyHive

Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts

"Tess’ passion for the not-for-profit sector was sparked by her experience working with the International Women’s Agency while studying at Monash Arts. She realised not-for-profits struggled to afford cutting-edge data analysis, and decided she wanted to level the playing field."