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Herlina

Herlina

Head of Multilateral Relation Section on Creative Economy at the Ministry of the Republic of Indonesia

Master of International Sustainable Tourism Management

"Herlina chose to study at Monash because she believes the degree is one of best tourism development and management programs in Australia.The Masters provided her with the opportunity to learn from experts in tourism development in both developed and emerging countries, as well as offering her a network of friends and colleagues from across the globe."

Rebecca Jane Jones

Rebecca Jane Jones

Managing Editor for Australia and New Zealand at Bloomberg

PhD (Creative writing)

"I would encourage anyone even slightly considering a PhD to just go for it. I continued to work during my candidature and even gave birth to twins mid-way. Completing my PhD realised a lifelong dream of mine, and I will use the skills and knowledge I gained for the rest of my life."

Jason Davies-Kildea

Jason Davies-Kildea

Head of Policy and Advocacy, Beyond Blue

PhD (Arts)

"I’m continuing to draw on research, analysis and writing skills at Beyond Blue, as I lead a team of policy advisers to influence this critical moment of mental health reform. On the surface, what you can see is a series of submissions to major inquiries, reports and investigations... however, like in PhD studies, behind all those words are hours of research and analysis."

Beatrice Rubio-Gabriel

Beatrice Rubio-Gabriel

Artist, Self-employed

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Art

"I chose Monash University because of its double-degree options. I wanted greater flexibility and to graduate with a broad skill-set, which was appealing to me."

Genevieve Townsend

Genevieve Townsend

Co-founder, Connection Arts Space

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Art

"We wanted to create an art space that was inclusive and that helped support other artists in communicating their work. As the space grew, our former lecturers and staff from Monash were very supportive of the work we were doing and encouraged us to continue."

Jackson Stiles

Jackson Stiles

Public Relations Manager, ME Bank

Master of Public Policy

"The Master of Public Policy teaches you how politicians and public servants think. That is pivotal to anyone in the private sector but especially corporate affairs professionals. Knowing how the governmental process works, how public sector operators think, and how to speak their language will come in handy."

Desmond Chu

Desmond Chu

Senior Consultant, PwC Hong Kong and Mainland China

Bachelor of Arts

"If you are looking for a job, new clients or a way to broaden your network, making connections with alumni can be powerful. A great way to connect with alumni is through events organised by the career office, alumni office or regional alumni clubs."

Alysia Brandenburg

Alysia Brandenburg

Tourism and the Experience Economy Consultant

Master of Tourism

"Monash University is highly regarded, and the Master of Tourism course structure was relevant, flexible and suited the way in which I wanted to learn, which was part-time with early evening face-to-face classes."

Rachel Yao

Rachel Yao

Marketing and Corporate Communication Manager APAC at Hager Group

Master of Communications and Media Studies

"Critical thinking as well as the ability to communicate and convey a message to a diverse range of people is the best gift I gained from my master’s course. Using the skills I gained from my degree, I am able to communicate effectively to my customers and colleagues – both within and outside of my country."

Nathan Eva

Nathan Eva

Senior Lecturer in Leadership, Monash Business School

Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Arts

"The double degree program, to me, is a no-brainer. By doing an Arts degree in addition to another degree, you will be in a better standing once you go out into the workforce because you are going to pick-up skills that singular graduates just will not have."

Ifrah Nasser

Ifrah Nasser

Content Marketing Manager at Recruiterflow

Master of Communications and Media Studies

"I tried to take advantage of as many experiences and services Monash had to offer during my degree, which meant I not only gained new skills but also made some great friends along the way!"

Ruchira Kakkad

Ruchira Kakkad

Policy Officer for Gender, Peace and Security, Australian Government

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

"[Don't] underestimate the value of an Arts degree. You can sell yourself effectively with an Arts degree alone, and it can provide you with many great experiences and skills."