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"The reality is that the great developments in society come through this thing called science and we live in an era where things are happening so much faster and new things become possible in days that used to take years and decades"
Bachelor of Science
Cofounder and Category Designer, Play Bigger
"Details matter – my time at Monash Science taught me how much thorough planning in a complex project helps improve the chances of that project’s success."
Managing Director, Ego Pharmaceuticals
"Mathematics is the foundation of science, a method to measure and describe observations across all the other fields. Studying science has encouraged me to develop my critical thinking and problem solving techniques. These skills are highly transferable to many industries. For myself, it allows me to break down business problems to its root causes and uncover areas of improvement."
Bachelor of Science and Engineering (Honours)
Senior Analystics Consultant, Monitor Deloitte
"I loved doing scientific research, but I think I’ve added value for conservation by doing advocacy rather than pure research."
Australian director, Pew Environment Group
"I am now teaching high school maths in Humpty Doo, NT through the Teach for Australia leadership program. Whilst my maths major is obviously coming in handy for teaching maths, I also co-ran the school's first design thinking and social entrepreneurship workshop."
Bachelor of Science Advanced - Global Challenges (Honours)
High school teacher, Taminmin College
"In marketing you need to be able to understand if the evidence from a study equips you to make a claim for your product."
Head Commercial Excellence, Amgen Australia
"The experience in entrepreneurship, science and research I gained through Global Challenges has been invaluable to my day-to-day work with CSIRO Futures."
Research Analyst, CSIRO Futures (Strategy Consulting)
"I knew when I finished my PhD in chemistry at Monash, I wasn’t destined to wear a lab coat forever."
Regional Leader, Dow Central Europe and President Dow Hellas A.E
"I was interested in trying to figure out the human behaviour behind environmental destruction."
Senior Lecturer, ANU
"Once you’ve got a science background or degree, if you’re interested in doing things, you can actually generate projects – make suggestions and run with them. You can say ‘Why aren’t we doing research on this? Or ‘How about if we did that’?"
Founder & Producer, Seven Dimensions 7d-tv.com
"I always enjoyed talking to people about my research and explaining scientific stuff – it's about having people understand the thrill of it, and getting to delve into all these areas of science."
Catalyst Producer Reporter at ABC, Academic at University of Melbourne, Host at ABC Radio
"Atmospheric scientist Greg Ayers is the former director of Australia's Bureau of Meteorology (BoM). Prior to joining the BoM in 2009 Dr Ayers had an impressive career in fundamental and applied research."
Former Director & CEO,Bureau of Meteorology