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Gene Flenady

Gene Flenady

Lecturer, Philosophy, Monash University

PhD (Arts)

"My advice to graduate students would be to do a PhD for its own sake, and for the person it allows you to be. Ideas aren’t an optional extra in our lives for those with the wherewithal to participate. Ideas are of fundamental importance to everyone."

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"

Roger Chao

Roger Chao

Director - Policy, Dept of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts

"I realise now that everything that I’ve done I learned from Philosophy; it has really grounded what I do. Within my double major in Arts where I did Politics and Philosophy at Monash University, Philosophy really gave me the roots of where I saw the world really needed to be. Politics gave me the means to achieve that goal."

Huw Slater

Huw Slater

Senior Consultant, ICF

Bachelor of Music

"There’s been policy and dialogue between China and the US which I’ve also been involved in. At the moment it’s mostly at the state level in the US, US states that are quite keen to engage with China on things like renewable energy development also emissions trading schemes."

Bree Evans

Bree Evans

Documentary filmmaker

Bachelor of Arts

"I did my degree because I wanted to make films that are informed, films that were careful because I felt that many documentaries out there were just straight and simple...It gave me legitimacy, it has definitely helped me to get donors and sponsors for my film project."

Joy Joshi

Joy Joshi

Content Curator, Twitter

Master of Journalism

"From studying at Monash, I have the ability to be a one-man team. I can shoot, record, package, frame, be on camera and ask questions of talent or interviewees."

Suzan Delibasic

Suzan Delibasic

Journalist, The New Daily

Bachelor of Arts

"I remember seeing this change.org petition on Monash Stalkerspace [Facebook group] about this family who were facing deportation unfairly in my local area and I thought I had to do something. I was the only reporter on that paper [Monash Leader], so my editor told me to make it my priority and so I did."

Thomas Kennett

Thomas Kennett

Sustainability Professional and Regenerate Moderator

Master of Environment and Sustainability

"I want my life to be fulfilling so that I can be the best person I can be for myself and everyone around me, including the environment. Completing the MES has given me alignment and fulfilment. I am now personally fulfilled by the professional work that I do, which makes me a happier and healthier person."

Jessica Box

Jessica Box

Head of Growth at Linktree

Bachelor of Arts

"I think tech companies are really good at allowing junior people to work their way up. They have the time and space to utilise mentoring and allow people to learn through on the job experience."

Brodie Turner

Brodie Turner

Consent, Safety and Inclusion Consultant

Master of Cultural and Creative Industries

"I loved studying a Master of Cultural and Creative Industries because my lecturers didn’t just assume that wanting to work in the creative industries meant you wanted to be an artist. They knew it meant that you wanted to be a changemaker."

Sunny Liu

Sunny Liu

Editor of CBD News

Bachelor of Arts

"What we learned at Monash was directly relevant. All the knowledge and skills we were taught in class were able to be applied to internships and work and all the real-world experiences strengthened that knowledge and skills."

Millie Macleod

Millie Macleod

Senior Policy Officer, Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Bachelor of Global Studies

"I started applying for graduate programs in the public service in March of my final year at university. The recruitment process is quite long, so I'd encourage anyone trying to line up a job for after they graduate to start applying for them about a year beforehand."