Meet our alumni

Kane Thornton

Kane Thornton

"We can be leaving a different legacy to future generations - our current energy system needs to change. The reality is that our old energy generation methods are going to close down one way or another and we need to replace it with technologies that are proven and cost effective."

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Silva and Stephen

Silva and Stephen

"Monash gave me a new perspective - the approach to learning was very different to what I had experienced in China and it really sparked my entrepreneurial nature."

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Amir Mitri

Amir Mitri

"I believe that no other industry offers more opportunity and variety. There are IT roles that many people don't even know about, as well roles that NO ONE knows about - simply because they don't exist yet!"

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Damian Kovach and Adi Rum

Damian Kovach and Adi Rum

"We merged our knowledge of IT, psychology and fitness and came up with the lifestyle search."

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Jessica Ling

Jessica Ling

"International companies really liked the fact that I had overseas experience. They will tend to accept the overseas students because they have more English skills and also equivalent knowledge as the local students."

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Rachael Sandel

Rachael Sandel

"Technology is a core operational piece that’s critical to business success. It is also a rapidly changing field so there will always be strong demand and varied opportunities."

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Rod Rizzi

Rod Rizzi

"Studying this course has not only helped me professionally but also in my family life. The options it gave me with work opportunities enabled me to find a job that suited me and my young family. Had it not been for the course I wouldn't have had these choices, and my children would see a lot less of their father."

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Sindy Madrid

Sindy Madrid

"After working in the Business Intelligence field for a while, I got to a point where I felt I needed a more solid theoretical background to complement my practice."

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Michele Frolla

Michele Frolla

"With the rise of augmented and virtual reality, who knows what the future of UX will look like!"

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Anthony Cursio

Anthony Cursio

"I've enjoyed my exposure to various businesses, countries and technologies, but most importantly I've enjoyed my interaction with many great people from different cultures."

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Gus Nalwan

Gus Nalwan

"I’m involved in discovering ways to turn AI tech into products that improve user experience and provide value to the business"

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Tim Saveneh

Tim Saveneh

"Be patient and engaged with every level of your journey, and don’t rush any steps to climb upwards. Sometimes you need to go sideways to go up."

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Lindsay Rattray

Lindsay Rattray

"These days, I work in digital innovation within the world of education - a field which I love and have worked hard to succeed in."

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Nathan Graham

Nathan Graham

"The experiences and opportunities afforded to me during the early stages of my career led to new opportunities working for new companies and even an overseas posting."

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Nathan Lau

Nathan Lau

"IT offers so many different positions and career paths that I don’t think you could ever get bored"

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Jane Ooi

Jane Ooi

"I lead multiple awesome teams, and work with many brilliant people in the technology space"

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Nimendra Pethiyagoda

Nimendra Pethiyagoda

"I’ve always been very keen on artificial neural networks and machine learning and now is a good time to continue my learning journey"

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Tilley Wong

Tilley Wong

"I'll never forget the valuable advice and lessons my mentors passed on to me."

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Val Melamed

Val Melamed

"Learning doesn’t stop when you leave university."

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Muhit Anik

Muhit Anik

"Make sure you network. And, most importantly, believe in yourself. "

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Logan Han

Logan Han

"What's most fascinating about this line of work is you can build something that scales."

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Mai Nguyen

Mai Nguyen

"Fail fast, fail often. But learn from your mistakes."

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Ange Ferguson

Ange Ferguson

"Don't be too fixed on a specific version of your future."

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Hamdam Bishop

Hamdam Bishop

"I’m deeply immersed in the world of Agile and Scaled Agile software delivery within large enterprises, which I love!"

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Jet Yang

Jet Yang

"Doing what you really enjoy will give you the energy to do it well. Have a mission in your life to help you overcome obstacles."

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Tri Chau

Tri Chau

"I enjoy my work as it isn’t fixed. I might do one thing today and something completely different tomorrow"

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Zahra Khakoo

Zahra Khakoo

"Integrate the hobbies you love into your career – your curiosity will drive you to learn quickly and adapt to different environments."

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Yandong Fan

Yandong Fan

"Prepare for the unexpected and embrace change"

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Chris Waddell

Chris Waddell

"You've got to be bold and ready to grab an opportunity when it comes along."

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Ramon Sho

Ramon Sho

"I manage projects ranging from system upgrades and network migrations to outsourcing and insourcing of IT services."

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Karan Raghav

Karan Raghav

"It’s important to continue learning and adapting to market demands."

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Xile Wang

Xile Wang

"My role is all about problem solving, and designing digital solutions which satisfy both customer and business needs. This translates into intuitive and immersive digital experiences in the form of websites, mobile apps and user portals."

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Diana Do

Diana Do

"I've always been interested in the dynamics of the corporate world – business processes and the technical infrastructure that shapes an organisation. I love challenges, the different nature of each project, and my interaction with vendors and stakeholders. Hence, my longevity in this industry."

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Derek Brown

Derek Brown

"I thoroughly enjoy working in the data visualisation space as it's where you can elicit a 'lightbulb moment' from your client or stakeholder. You have the power to make or break an insight from data by the way you communicate it."

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Chris Rickard

Chris Rickard

"Entrepreneurship can be a very rewarding path. And it doesn't need to have a billion dollar goal at the end. Building a solid business that supports your lifestyle can mean a lot, and provide a lot of freedom"

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Chris Morris

Chris Morris

"Exploring security would expose me to the inner workings of systems, and make me a better developer. To create amazing things, you should first learn how to break amazing things."

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Katrina McLeish

Katrina McLeish

"Graduate programs allow you to learn, and help you to find the right position in the company going forward - If you’re thinking about graduate programs, Katrina’s suggestions can guide you in the right direction."

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Sharlene Davey

Sharlene Davey

"Never turn down an exciting opportunity just because you don’t think you can do it. Instead, think of it as an opportunity to learn and to try new things – you never know where it might lead you."

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Ambritha De Silva

Ambritha De Silva

"Continuous learning is an important aspect of what I look for in a career, and at Deloitte I get that through on-the-job learning, formal training and coaching"

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Vipul Swarup

Vipul Swarup

"Good grades at uni and good performance at work count for a lot in your career progression"

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Sajeeb Lohani

Sajeeb Lohani

"In 10 years, I’d like to lead a team of security professionals, or run my own security business, to protect software and intellectual property."

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Jared Griffiths

Jared Griffiths

"The last thing an employer wants is a cookie-cutter graduate like every other one pumped out of the university system."

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Phoebe Wallace

Phoebe Wallace

"It allowed me to learn on the job from subject-matter experts"

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Milosh Ivanovich

Milosh Ivanovich

"In the very distant future, I’d like to see the realisation of some things currently considered science fiction."

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Jason Ko

Jason Ko

"Think you see an opportunity? Just go for it. I can’t count how many times really interesting things have happened when I didn’t dilly-dally and simply applied for that job, wrote that email or made that phone call."

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Maryanne Diamond AO

Maryanne Diamond AO

"Be open to possibilities and opportunities. Don’t think about why you can’t do something - think about how you might."

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Peter Robertson

Peter Robertson

"In today’s fast moving world of IT, where cloud computing is becoming more accepted and even governments are realizing that consumption-based IT models are more appealing than capital-based IT models, the pace and impact of innovation to business from technology only continues to grow at a faster pace. IT continues to be an exciting career path."

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Troy Westley

Troy Westley

"In 2009 I started to work for Google, but my heart was already set on starting my own business."

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Suja Chandrasekaran

Suja Chandrasekaran

"I aim to help professional women in today’s technology-driven business world carve new paths and make an impact."

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Nicholas Nicoloudis

Nicholas Nicoloudis

"Completing my PhD at Monash opened many opportunities for me. My scholarship was funded by a global software provider that allowed me to travel and work in a global software organisation while I was studying."

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Dion Weisler

Dion Weisler

"Dion Weisler is Executive Vice President of Hewlett Packard’s (HP) Printing and Personal Systems organisation, a $60 billion annual revenue business that includes personal computers, mobility devices, technical workstations, printers, graphics solutions, managed-print services and internet services."

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