Business alumni enjoy reunion

More than 60 graduates and staff members from the La Trobe Business School recently came together for the school's annual alumni event.

Held at our City Campus, alumni were treated to a workshop to help build their networking skills and to listen to a talk on understanding cloud computing.

Dr Geraldine Kennett, CEO of Institute for Public Administration Australia (IPAA), kicked off the night, with an interactive workshop to help our alumni be more successful in making connections at networking occasions and maintaining their networks afterwards.

'Networking is a critical aspect of doing business and building successful careers,' said Professor Paul Mather, Head of La Trobe Business School.  

'La Trobe is committed to helping our alumni build on their skills through events like this.'

In the second half of the evening, Mr Craig Scroggie, CEO of NEXTDC, gave an insightful presentation on cloud computing.  He highlighted the successes that companies like Amazon, Google and Microsoft are having in leading a revolution in how we buy and use technology.  

Mr Scroggie challenged people to consider why some technology firms can adapt and innovate in a rapidly changing environment, whilst others cannot.

Professor Paul Mather said they had received overwhelmingly positive feedback from those who attended.

'It was great to see so many of our past students reconnect with each other and build new relationships', said Professor Mather.  'I was particularly pleased to hear about the interesting careers so many of them have created for themselves since graduating.'

La Trobe Business School alumni who attended the event enjoy varied and successful careers, including as business analysts, senior associates and finance managers. One graduate is now a partner at one of the Big Four accounting companies.   

Many alumni appreciated the opportunity to connect with their lecturers from many years ago.

'Our alumni were able to both make new connections and take home some valuable tips that they can put into practice in their working lives,' said Mr Mather.

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