Alumni career journeys

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Paul Sheard

Paul Sheard

Research Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School's Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

"Paul previously held roles at S&P Global as vice-chairman, executive vice-president and chief economist, and served as the latter at Lehman Brothers in New York, after earlier being Lehman’s Asia chief economist and head of Japan equity investments."

Amy Gibbs

Amy Gibbs

Editor in Chief, Digital Pulse, PwC Australia

PhD (Arts)

"[The Arts] is an investment which will never go to waste. No matter what industry you want to work in, you’ll be able to apply what you’ve learnt. There are so many roles that are automated or are being automated, but the skills you gain through an Arts degree are a long-term sure thing."

Kristian Ricardo

Kristian Ricardo

Operations Manager, China-Australia Chamber of Commerce (AustCham)

Bachelor of Arts

"We work with a range of stakeholders and industry associations, including Australian Federal Government and State Ministers, Chinese Government departments, local and provincial governments. Being able to engage with these stakeholders has allowed me to experience the reality of bilateral relations at the social and industry level."

Leslie Howard

Leslie Howard

Pianist, musicologist and composer

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

"Mr Howard was one of the School of Music’s first graduates, and has forged a successful career as a soloist, composer and writer. In the 1999 Queen’s Birthday Honours Leslie Howard was appointed a Member in the Order of Australia [AM] for service to the arts as a musicologist, composer, piano soloist and mentor to young musicians."

Susan Carland

Susan Carland

TV host, academic, writer and social commentator

PhD (Arts)

"Dr Susan Carland has a PhD from Monash University’s School of Social Sciences, where she is a lecturer and researcher at Monash University’s National Centre for Australian Studies. In 2012 she was named on the 20 Most Influential Australian Female Voices list by The Age. She has also been named on the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World list by the UN Alliance of Civilisations."

Emilia Schnall

Emilia Schnall

Musician

Bachelor of Music

"As a student who forged their career whilst studying, I would advise people to do the things that you dream of whilst you are at university. By the time I graduated, I had already established myself within the industry as I was performing during my degree with the help of my peers and teachers."

Naomi Milgrom AO

Naomi Milgrom AO

Executive Chair & CEO Sussan Group

Bachelor of Arts

"Naomi Milgrom AO is an Australian fashion retailer, business leader, philanthropist and art collector. She is the Executive Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Sportsgirl/Sussan Group. She has built a reputation for mentoring women into leadership roles and has pioneered a unique working culture including championing flexible work practices."

Mathew Fagan

Mathew Fagan

General Manager, Loud Days

Bachelor of Arts

"Arts at Monash allowed me the flexibility to structure my degree. Monash also offered some of the best Asian language departments in the country. I chose to focus on Asian languages (Indonesian and Japanese) and linguistics."

Stephanie Chen

Stephanie Chen

Digital Co-Director, Democracy in Colour

Bachelor of Arts

"The communications industry is growing and constantly evolving. Government and business organisations are constantly recruiting for new communications roles and require skills in video making, writing and technological capability. The Media Lab at Monash prepared me for this by enabling me to develop these skills."

Dewi Fortuna Anwar

Dewi Fortuna Anwar

Deputy for Government Policy Support in the Secretariat of the Vice President. Research Professor at the Research Center for Politics-Indonesian Institute of Sciences.

PhD (Arts)

"Professor Anwar has provided advice and guidance to Monash University's engagement in Indonesia. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with her and a genuine desire to engage and add value."

Emma Race

Emma Race

Producer, Presenter, Outer Sanctum Podcast, ABC

Bachelor of Arts

"The big question for me was how do I turn creativity into a career. An Arts degree was the perfect stepping stone. At Monash I was able to try the things I knew liked and also have a little go at the things I was curious about."

Talia Datt

Talia Datt

Director, The Social CliQ

Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Global Studies

"If my Commerce degree was the brains, my Arts degree was the heart. My Commerce degree gave me a lot of technical skills around data input and analysis, strategy development and financial management. My Arts degree taught me interpersonal skills, how to communicate and build relationships and deal with different situations."