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    Arts, social sciences and communications

    Jessica Micallef - B Media and Communication - Graduate T
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    'I can proudly say I'm a journalist at the Sunbury and Macedon Ranges Star Weekly Newspaper.'

    'When I received the phone call saying I was successful in getting the job, I told myself that all the work I've done at university has sure enough paid off.'

    'I have to thank La Trobe for giving me the education and experience I needed to secure a full-time position as soon as my degree was over.'

    Jessica Micallef
    Bachelor of Media and Communication (Journalism) graduate

    Kevin Kapeke - B Politics, Philosophy and Economics Graduate T
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    'I learn a lot from the interactive discussions the tutors facilitate. They help me to stay really engaged through my course.'

    'I've seen how international and interconnected my career could be. I've been to Nepal on a study tour, seen politicians work in Canberra and attended many conferences that have bettered my network.'

    'I wanted a university that could embrace my personal hope and cater to my needs to help me be a global citizen. I feel like I'm already on my way.'

    Kevin Kapeke
    Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics student

    Caiti Holzheimer - Bachelor of Archaeology - Graduate
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    In such a niche industry, the opportunity to meet with both early-career and established archaeologists who had good working relationships with stakeholders such as Registered Aboriginal Parties, Traditional Owner groups, Aboriginal Victoria and Heritage Victoria was essential in shaping my career pathway in professional archaeology.

    Caiti Holzheimer, Bachelor of Archaeology
    Heritage Advisor,
    VicRoads

    Nick Bisley | Professor, Head of School of Humanities and Social Sciences | Staff | Testimonial
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    La Trobe's Humanities, Innovation and Technology course answers the call for graduates who can bring a humanities perspective to fields like AI, sustainability, virtual reality and big data. It shapes future leaders to guide the progress of society and respond to questions surrounding ethics, inequality and digital disruption.

    Nick Bisley
    Professor, Head of School of Humanities and Social Sciences,
    La Trobe University

    Tonya Stebbins | Associate Professor of Linguistics | La Trobe University | Testimonial
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    Language is central to our experience as social beings and a source of significant expressive and interpersonal power. Becoming fluent in a second language and understanding how language works are key skills in a global economy as well as central to effective communication in more local settings. People who are able to communicate effectively are highly valued by employers and sensitivity and insight into the speech and language of others allows for more sophisticated and nuanced responses to their needs.

    Tonya Stebbins
    Associate Professor of Linguistics,
    La Trobe University

    Kevin Brianton | Senior Lecturer | Master of Strategic Communication | Staff Testimonial
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    I have enjoyed a fantastic career in strategic communication. It’s one of the most exciting careers available as it opens up doors across the world. I have worked in federal, state and local governments, not-for profit, consultancies and in-house. I hope I can use my experience to give students entry to one of the best professions available. La Trobe now offers a career –focussed program to achieve that goal.

    Dr Kevin Brianton
    Senior Lecturer | Course Co-ordinator | Master of Strategic Communication,
    La Trobe University

    Tony Ellwood AM | Bachelor of Fine Art, 1988 Doctor of Letters (honoris causa), 2019 | Director of the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) | Alumni Testimonial
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    I learnt well from the course, both from an art theory and a practical point of view. I felt that I could contribute something that someone who'd done pure art history potentially couldn't.

    Tony Ellwood AM
    Bachelor of Fine Art, 1988
    Doctor of Letters (honoris causa), 2019,
    Director of the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)

    Ross Dennis - Bachelor of Arts (History)
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    I find history interesting because it creates a backdrop to life events. In one subject I’ll be learning about Australian Aboriginal history, and in another studying English, French and Russian comparative history. Studying history has allowed me to explore different ways of viewing the past and has given me an insight on the present and the future. Eighty years in the future, historians will be bickering over the now.

    Ross Dennis
    Bachelor of Arts (History),
    La Trobe University

    Sarah Midford | Director of Teaching and Learning (Undergraduate) | Staff Testimonial
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    By bridging the perceived divide between the humanities and the sciences, La Trobe’s unique Bachelor of Humanities, Innovation and Technology is a response to calls from leading scientists for graduates able to understand the technical and human side of a problem and how to solve it using ethical reasoning. The combination of social, legal, commercial and scientific knowledge prepares graduates to be future leaders in jobs that don’t yet exist.

    Dr Sarah Midford, FHEA
    Director of Teaching and Learning (Undergraduate), School of Humanities and Social Sciences

    Business and commerce

    Susan Saldanha - B Business - Graduate T
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    'The most valuable thing I've learnt is developing my emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills when working in a team.'

    'I feel much more confident going out into the workforce and taking on a managerial role as these human skills help set me apart.'

    Susan Saldanha
    Bachelor of Business student

    Ustashia Pillay - B Accounting - Graduate T
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    Studying at La Trobe has been a memorable and valuable experience. My course has allowed me to expand both my knowledge and skills, and opened up many opportunities along the way. My time at La Trobe has made me realise my potential to make a difference in my field of study.

    Ustashia Pillay
    Bachelor of Accounting graduate

    James Lalios - Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws - Graduate T
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    La Trobe gave me opportunities to intern at a variety of firms across the business sector where I honed the skills I’ll be bringing into the workforce. The best part of my course has been making a connection with my tutors. They want to help you develop not only as a student, but as a person too.

    James Lalios
    Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws graduate

    Kok-Leong Ong - B Business Analytics - staff T
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    The increased competition and global challenges faced by businesses have made a data-driven strategy more important than ever. This course will provide the range of skills necessary to become a successful analytics professional. With a practice-focused curriculum and an emphasis on developing strong business acumen to complement data analysis skills, our graduates will be highly sought-after across a range of industries.

    Dr Kok-Leong Ong
    Associate Professor, Program Director (Business Analytics),
    La Trobe Business School
    College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce

    Cameron McIntyre - B Digital Business - Alumni - Testimonial
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    La Trobe's Bachelor of Digital Business is an excellent response to the constantly changing world of business. The skills and knowledge it teaches are what employers are looking for from graduates. I certainly would've studied the program had it been offered years ago.

    Cameron McIntyre
    Chief Executive Officer,
    Carsales

    Geoff Raby - Alumni - Testimonial
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    I’ve been privileged, but the biggest privilege I think I’ve had is the background in education I got at La Trobe that equipped me to do what I’m doing.

    Dr Geoff Raby AO
    Chair and CEO of Geoff Raby & Associates
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    Mohit Bhargava - Alumni - Testimonial
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    We live in one of the most successful multicultural societies in the world. So, I urge you to take comfort in knowing you’re all more than enough and you have what it takes. Just back yourself. And most importantly, never let another person’s perspective of you, or your capability, become your reality.

    Mr Mohit Bhargava
    General Manager of Sales and Marketing,
    Big4 Holiday Parks
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    Sean (Sobhan) Asian | Senior Lecturer – Supply Chain Management | Staff Testimonial
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    When I look back over my professional life, I can confidently say that pursuing my higher education in the field of Supply Chain Management was the best decision I have ever made. Prior to joining La Trobe, I have worked in manufacturing, R&D, and consultancy sectors and am passionate about sharing my knowledge and experiences with students. The La Trobe’s Master of Management–Supply Chain & Logistics specialisation course is uniquely designed to produce job-ready graduates, enabling them to go on to get a job in both product-based and service-based organisations.

    Dr. Sean (Sobhan) Asian
    Senior Lecturer | Supply Chain Management,
    La Trobe University

    Tasneem Chopra | Master of International Development | Alumni Testimonial
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    La Trobe is a microcosm of diversity. When young people from diverse communities go to La Trobe and have a positive experience, they feed that back, and it creates a domino effect

    Tasneem Chopra
    Master of International Development, 2012,
    Cross Cultural Consultant and Social Justice Activist
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    James Fazzino | Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) | Alumni Testimonial
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    As we grew the business and took it global, we created significant opportunities for career advancement and distinctively changed the paradigm for women, who now play leading roles in Incitec Pivot’s management and operations.

    James Fazzino
    Bachelor of Commerce (Economics), La Trobe, 1986,
    Chair, Manufacturing Australia and Vice-Chancellor's Fellow, La Trobe University
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    Jarryd Burns | Bachelor of Business | Alumni Testimonial
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    It was tough, but we knew we had a great idea and we existed for something bigger than ourselves.

    The skills I learnt at La Trobe were extremely useful in starting the business

    Jarryd Burns
    Bachelor of Business, 2010,
    Co-founder of Thankyou
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    Bronwyn Curtis OBE | Bachelor of Economics, 1970 | Leading economist | Alumni Testimonial
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    It was the whole atmosphere of the place that made us feel like we could succeed

    Bronwyn Curtis OBE
    Bachelor of Economics, 1970,
    Leading economist
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    Jill Tang | Bachelor of Commerce, 2006 | Co-Founder of Ladies Who Tech | Alumni Testimonial
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    The experience at La Trobe was the most enjoyable for me because I got the full student life and campus experience. So not only from an academic perspective was it great, but it also gave me the global outlook I am applying to my work now.

    Jill Tang
    Bachelor of Commerce, 2006,
    Co-Founder of Ladies Who Tech
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    IT and engineering

    Alex Stumpf | Lecturer in the Department of Engineering | Testimonial
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    La Trobe University Engineering graduates have demonstrated a high level of employability. Myself and other academics in the department try to instil in every graduate a passion for problem solving and innovation, with a view to having work ready skills. Over the last decade we have seen incredible technological change in our society, and I am confident that our graduates are ready to contribute to technology that makes our lives easier and better.

    Dr Alex Stumpf
    Lecturer in the Department of Engineering,
    La Trobe University

    Jason Notaro | Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Industrial) | student
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    'The staff are very supportive and always willing to assist. 24/7 access to the Engineering Building is very helpful during design projects, allowing access to computers, 3D printers and soldering equipment whenever we need it.'

    'La Trobe is providing me with excellent guidance and advice while I'm on placement. The academics ensure the course content applies to what we can expect when working in industry.'

    Jason Notaro
    Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Industrial) student

    Daim Zaidi | Bachelor of Information Technology | student
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    Being able to complete the Diploma of Information Technology and progress directly into the second year of the Bachelor of Information Technology was a big selling point for Daim.

    'I'm now so confident with my IT skills, programming and web development. Teachers respond quickly to help in any way they can. I ended up using my hour-long consultation time and received really good feedback on my assessments.'

    Daim Zaidi
    Bachelor of Information Technology student

    Henry Duh | Head of Department of Computer Science and IT | Staff Testimonial
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    AI will be one of the most influential technologies to drive the next industrial evolution and change the way we live and do business. La Trobe’s AI course provides wide topics ranging from machine learning, computer vision, virtual reality to robotics. It helps students to learn the fundamental theories and carries the required skills applying to manufacturing, retail, financial and medical industries.

    Professor Henry Duh
    Head of Department of Computer Science and IT,
    La Trobe University

    Kale Beesley | Manager Infrastructure Services | Bendigo Telco | Industry Testimonial
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    IoT adoption is revolutionising industries worldwide, enabling more rapid deployments of IP-enabled devices built on vast, interconnected networks.

    This influx presents both a challenge and an opportunity for Service Providers like Bendigo Telco. It demands a unique approach to network design, particularly relating to security. Without intelligent planning and preparation, IoT can present a massive risk to organisations arising from the ever-expanding digital attack surface of devices that have little to no built-in security.

    To help us provide the right service and meet massive demand, we're going to be relying on the latest innovative thinking. We couldn't be more excited for La Trobe University's Masters of IoT program, and to meet the next generation of thought-leaders.

    Kale Beesley
    Manager Infrastructure Services,
    Bendigo Telco
    bendigotelco.com.au

    Simon Egerton | Deputy Head | Department of Computer Science and Information Technology | Test
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    The Internet of Things represents the highest technology growth area globally. This disruptive technology enables industry to innovate, optimise, increase efficiency and maximise available resources. The Master of Internet of Things at La Trobe University is co-created with key industry partners and will give you a career ready foundation to be the next IoT thought leader and innovator. I invite you to join us on this exciting technological journey and to ask yourself, what part will you play in the IoT revolution?

    Simon Egerton
    Deputy Head – Department of Computer Science and Information Technology,
    La Trobe University

    Michael O'Keeffe | B Electronic Engineering B Science (Honours), 1992 | CEO of Aesop | Alumni Testimonial
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    What La Trobe did is help me see the world a little bit differently and to solve problems in different contexts. So much about business is finding your difference.

    Michael O'Keeffe
    Bachelor of Electronic Engineering,
    Bachelor of Science (Honours), 1992,
    CEO of Aesop
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    Dr Kerryn Pike | Psychology | Staff Testimonial
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    I’ve been encouraged to apply for funding to undertake research that helps make a difference. During this time, I’ve also been supported with great flexibility whilst having a family.

    Dr Kerryn Pike
    Psychology

    Nikolaos Nikolopoulos | Podiatry Lecturer | Staff Testimonial
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    Our students are trailblazers for all sorts of reasons. Usually, they are the first-in-family to attend university and I cannot think of a better fit. La Trobe is welcoming and friendly; our culture is our strength. Our job isn’t to rebuild the person, it is to challenge and enhance their thinking.

    Nikolaos Nikolopoulos
    Podiatry Lecturer

    Dr Fiona Kelly | Dean and Head of Law School | Staff Testimonial
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    With public scholarship I am trying to add complexity to the public narrative. Working closely with the community, I am able to see the effects and impact of my research.

    Dr Fiona Kelly
    Dean and Head of Law School

    Deenika Benjamin | Physiotherapy Lecturer | Staff Testimonial
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    Teaching makes you a better clinician: you need to hone your clinical skills to teach well and ensure students understand in their own way.

    Deenika Benjami
    Physiotherapy Lecturer

    Dr Elise Foxworth | Lecturer Asian Studies | Staff Testimonial
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    I’ve researched classroom dynamics and motivation and I’ve injected other ideas and techniques into my classes.

    Dr Elise Foxworth
    Asian Studies Lecturer

    Dr Rhiannon Evans | Associate Professor Classics and Ancient History | Staff Testimonial
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    One of the great things about La Trobe is the networking and connecting with other disciplines to share innovative teaching practices.

    Dr Rhiannon Evans
    Associate Professor in Classics and Ancient History

    Professor Irene Blackberry | John Richards Chair of Rural Ageing and Aged Care Research | Staff Testimonial
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    I have been able to grow my research globally whilst being based in Albury-Wodonga.

    Professor Irene Blackberry
    John Richards Chair of Rural Ageing and Aged Care Research

    Dr Quinn Eades | Tracey Banivanua Mar Fellow - Gender, Sexuality and Diversity studies | Staff Testimonial
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    The Tracey Banivanua Mar Fellowship has gifted me with the time, support, and space to throw myself into what I am most passionate about – building strong and resilient communities through creative practice inside and outside of the university.

    Dr Quinn Eades
    Tracey Banivanua Mar Fellow, Gender, Sexuality and Diversity studies

    Aspire

    Harry Pham
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    Over the past four years, I’ve been participating in our school’s breakdancing club. Our club recognises the need to promote hip-hop culture and keep vulnerable teenage boys away from unsafe activities. As club president, I train for many hours, develop music mixes and performance outlines and take the time to ensure the club’s development. I’ve learnt how to lead and inspire a large group of adolescent boys, as well as give back to the school and general community through breakdance.

    Harry Pham
    Aspire student

    Daniella Orrico
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    "Receiving a scholarship has positively impacted my studies. With the financial assistance, I’ve been able to focus on my studies and rely less on my part-time job to fund my daily living. It has unlocked so many wonderful opportunities and allowed me to network with so many amazing people."

    Daniella Orrico
    current Nursing and Midwifery student

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    Henry Duh | Head of Department of Computer Science and IT | Staff Testimonial
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    We’re committed to extending the frontiers of knowledge, developing technology, and advancing education with real-world impact. Our staff are at the top of their research domain and we are very proud of our track record of excellence in both teaching and research.

    Professor Henry Duh
    Head of Department of Computer Science and IT,
    La Trobe University

    Maha Afaneh | Cybersecurity (Computer Science) | Student Testimonial
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    'We have a cybersecurity lab with tools you'd usually pay thousands of dollars to access. We're taught by industry people as well as academics - one of my professors is currently at Microsoft - and you hear about opportunities you wouldn't otherwise. There are lots of opportunities because there's a huge demand for people with these kinds of skills.'

    Maha Afaneh
    Cybersecurity (Computer Science)

    Daim Zaidi | Bachelor of Information Technology | Student Testimonial
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    Being able to complete the Diploma of Information Technology and progress directly into the second year of the Bachelor of Information Technology was a big selling point for Daim.

    'I'm now so confident with my IT skills, programming and web development. Teachers respond quickly to help in any way they can. I ended up using my hour-long consultation time and received really good feedback on my assessments.'

    Daim Zaidi
    Bachelor of Information Technology

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    Henry Duh | Head of Department of Computer Science and IT | Staff Testimonial
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    'AI will be one of the most influential technologies to drive the next industrial evolution and change the way we live and do business. La Trobe’s AI course provides wide topics ranging from machine learning, computer vision, virtual reality to robotics. It helps students to learn the fundamental theories and carries the required skills applying to manufacturing, retail, financial and medical industries.'

    Professor Henry Duh
    Head of Department of Computer Science and IT,
    La Trobe University

    Kale Beesley | Manager Infrastructure Services | Bendigo Telco | Industry Testimonial
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    'IoT adoption is revolutionising industries worldwide, enabling more rapid deployments of IP-enabled devices built on vast, interconnected networks.

    'This influx presents both a challenge and an opportunity for Service Providers like Bendigo Telco. It demands a unique approach to network design, particularly relating to security. Without intelligent planning and preparation, IoT can present a massive risk to organisations arising from the ever-expanding digital attack surface of devices that have little to no built-in security.

    'To help us provide the right service and meet massive demand, we're going to be relying on the latest innovative thinking. We couldn't be more excited for La Trobe University's Masters of IoT program, and to meet the next generation of thought-leaders.'

    Kale Beesley
    Manager Infrastructure Services,
    Bendigo Telco
    bendigotelco.com.au

    Education and teaching

    Saliha Zeyneb Gurdag - Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) - Graduate - T
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    'I chose education at La Trobe because of my passion for being around young, bright individuals, and for teaching them to become the best version of themselves.'

    'With the level of support we receive from our teaching staff and the networking opportunities available, I truly believe we’ll all have great teaching careers.'

    Saliha Zeyneb Gurdag
    Bachelor of Education (Secondary) graduate

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    Aliya Safriya Mohd Safuan | Student | Chisholm College resident
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    Living on res is like living at home away from home. I've never felt so comfortable while feeling so safe living in a different country. Plus, my friends are only a stone throw away.

    Aliya Safriya Mohd Safuan
    La Trobe University, student,
    Melbourne Campus, Chisholm College resident

    Anne Winter Irving | Student | Glenn College resident
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    I enjoy living on campus as it gives all residents the opportunity to create lifelong friendships in a safe and supportive environment.

    Anne Winter Irving
    La Trobe University, student,
    Melbourne Campus, Glenn College resident

    Wayne Vivas | Student | Menzies College resident
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    I enjoy living on res due to the support given by Accommodation Services and the people you live with. It is absolutely amazing meeting so many new people and building friendships that will last during and after university.

    Wayne Vivas
    La Trobe University, student,
    Melbourne Campus, Menzies College resident

    Health

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    I've always wanted to do something great with my life and I believe La Trobe can help me do that. The university offers a lot of opportunities to people who want to engage in personal development and growth, and who dream to do something they're really passionate about.

    Brittany Romas
    Bachelor of Applied Science/Master of Physiotherapy Practice graduate

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    La Trobe is preparing me for my future career through teaching me the people skills that are often neglected, especially interpersonal communication and building meaningful relationships with other people. The true value of La Trobe extends beyond academic success, which is why so many employers see the value in La Trobe graduates.

    Harry Pham
    Bachelor of Applied Science/Master of Physiotherapy Practice student

    John Chen | Bachelor of Applied Science/Master of Podiatric Practice | graduate
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    At La Trobe’s clinic, I can apply my knowledge in a way I wouldn’t be able to in the classroom. It’s a better way of learning, and observing the clinical supervisors is highly motivating. It helps me understand where I need to improve and sets the bar of excellence quite high.

    John Chen
    Bachelor of Applied Science/Master of Podiatric Practice graduate

    Noah Duldig | Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) | student
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    'For me, La Trobe’s community orientation and excellent courses puts it above other universities. The spirit of La Trobe has always been welcoming, from the very first Open Day I attended to the ongoing support of tutors and lecturers.'

    'The psychology courses provide fantastic insight into the profession through an optional placement with the Department of Health and Human Services and an accredited program: the first step on the path to becoming an accredited psychologist.'

    Noah Duldig
    Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) student

    Meri Vukicevic | Senior Lecturer | Course Coordinator | Discipline of Orthoptics | La Trobe University Alumnus
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    'La Trobe’s Bachelor of Orthoptics degree provides students with clinical placement opportunities from first year. The theoretical and clinical skills that students learn make them job ready at the completion of the course and they can embark on an exciting orthoptic career in diverse sub-specialties. In addition, the Honours research component of the degree supports students who wish to undertake higher research degrees (Masters or PhD).'

    'I am a graduate of Orthoptics at La Trobe University and have enjoyed a very interesting and dynamic career as an orthoptist and academic.'

    Meri Vukicevic
    Senior Lecturer & Course Coordinator, Discipline of Orthoptics,
    La Trobe University

    Daniel Bonanno | Acting Discipline Lead Podiatry | Staff | Testimonial
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    La Trobe's Bachelor of Podiatry (Honours) offers a world-class clinical program, which aims to prepare students for an exciting professional career in both public and private health sectors. Students work with highly experienced clinical staff to gain hands-on experience in community health centres, hospitals and at our on-campus podiatry clinic. Experience is gained in managing sports, paediatric and surgical cases - all of which will be critical in the job market of the future.

    Daniel Bonanno
    Acting Discipline Lead Podiatry | 3rd Year Podiatry Co-ordinator | Lecturer Discipline of Podiatry,
    School of Allied Health, Human Services and Sport | College of Science, Health and Engineering, La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre

    Carina Chan | Senior Lecturer, Course Coordinator | Master of Professional Psychology | Staff Testimonial
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    La Trobe University’s Master of Professional Psychology program has been designed to meet the growing demand for mental health professionals in the market. This 5th year of training prepares you to be job-ready for your final year of supervised practice towards registration as a general psychologist. Supported by experienced staff and advanced resources, the innovative curriculum enables you to learn with great flexibility, apply evidence-based practice and experience unique placement opportunities that will give you a leading start in your future professional practice.

    Dr Carina Chan
    Senior Lecturer, Course Coordinator,
    La Trobe

    Andrew Cameron OAM | Bachelor of Nursing, 1991 | Director of Nursing at Birdsville Clinic | Alumni Testimonial
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    All of life involves taking risks to some degree, and the more good I can do for others on my professional journey, then I am happier for that.

    Andrew Cameron OAM
    Bachelor of Nursing, 1991,
    Director of Nursing at Birdsville Clinic
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    Jessica Rothwell | Master of Dietetic Practice, 2015 | Sports dietitian | Alumni Testimonial
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    Through La Trobe, my placement at Alfred Health put me in a stimulating and fascinating environment. I held the dietitians I met in high regard and their research was really, really inspiring

    Jessica Rothwell
    Master of Dietetic Practice, 2015,
    Sports dietitian, Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre
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    Kristy Kemp | B Human Services/M Social Work, 2014 | Founder, CEO and principal social worker, Flash Farm | Alumni Testimonial
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    Because when you’ve got a dream, you’ve got to follow it. And part of that is to surround yourself with good people who can support you with it.

    Kristy Kemp
    Bachelor of Human Services/Master of Social Work, 2014,
    Founder, CEO and principal social worker, Flash Farm
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    Rebecca Bright MBE | Bachelor of Speech Pathology, 2001 | Co-Founder of Therapy Box | Alumni Testimonial
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    One of the key people who helped me was Professor Sheena Reilly, who supervised my fourth year project and suggested that we present it at a national conference. When someone has that confidence in you early in your career, it can really make a difference.

    Rebecca Bright MBE
    Bachelor of Speech Pathology, 2001,
    Co-Founder of Therapy Box
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    Katherine Franklin | Bachelor of Behavioural Science, 2006 | Humanitarian Doctor | Alumni Testimonial
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    MSF was running the biggest maternity hospital in the area, so there were 300-350 births a week, often two women to a bed - it was extremely busy.

    Katherine Franklin
    Bachelor of Behavioural Science, 2006,
    Humanitarian Doctor
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    Amanda Kenny | PG Diploma Midwifery, 1999 GC Higher Education, 2001 PhD in Health Science, 2004 | Professor of Rural & Regional Nursing | Alumni Testimonial
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    So I bought a second-hand Mac and enrolled in a Bachelor of Nursing. Suddenly something was turned on in my brain. I had intellectual stimulation, and I loved it. I completed my degree, followed by a Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery, a master’s degree and then a PhD at La Trobe University on the health workforce in regional areas.

    Professor Amanda Kenny
    Post Graduate Diploma Midwifery, 1999
    Graduate Certificate Higher Education, 2001
    PhD in Health Science, 2004,
    Professor of Rural & Regional Nursing
    La Trobe University
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    Om Guragai | Bachelor of Nursing | student
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    After Year 12, I wanted to start my career in nursing because of the opportunities in the long term, eventually I'd like to specialise in critical and emergency care. Then I'd like to volunteer, maybe in Africa or somewhere where they don't have a reliable health system like we do here.

    Om Guragai
    Bachelor of Nursing student,
    La Trobe University, Albury-Wodonga

    Duncan Jaroslow a Bachelor student
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    I completed my Bachelor at the Bundoora campus but when I visited the Albury-Wodonga campus I knew this was where I wanted to be. I better connect with my study in a natural environment and love the relaxed culture here.

    Duncan Jaroslow
    Bachelor student,
    La Trobe University, Albury-Wodonga

    Coral Farr | Master of Disability Practice | Student
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    La Trobe’s online learning is so much better than others I’ve experienced. It’s very accessible and user friendly. The library is awesome – you don’t spend your time searching for a needle in a haystack!”

    “I really must commend La Trobe on their online learning support. It’s made a big difference for me – both the excellent course content and the quality of the online delivery.

    Coral Farr
    Master of Disability Practice

    Law and criminology

    Belinda Moore-Gilbert | Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International Relations graduate
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    Challenging and interesting subjects only scratch the surface of what La Trobe can offer its law students. A law degree at La Trobe not only provides you with the knowledge and resources to develop technical excellence, but also allows you to apply these skills in a practical and relevant manner.

    Belinda Moore-Gilbert
    Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International Relations graduate

    Artur Kats | Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) student
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    'Through La Trobe, I've interned at a migration agency, and I'll do another internship, hopefully in property and commercial law.'

    'Through learning in-demand skills, undertaking internships and gaining connections through La Trobe events, I've received more than enough assistance to be job ready on graduation.'

    Artur Kats
    Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) student

    Kon Karapanagiotidis OAM | Bachelor of Laws | Alumni
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    You will always have people who will tell you what you can and cannot be. Listen to your voice. Own your power. Use your privilege. Hold onto your values. And lead with radical empathy, love and compassion.

    Kon Karapanagiotidis OAM
    Bachelor of Behavioural Science, 1994
    Bachelor of Laws, 1999
    Doctor of Laws (honoris causa), 2019,
    Founder and CEO, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
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    Ben Carroll MP | B Arts (Honours), 2000 B Laws, 2009 M Laws (Global Business), 2014 | State Labor Member for Niddrie and Victorian Minister for Industry and Employment | Alumni Testimonial
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    Put your head down, and reduce your number of subjects if you need to, but if you’ve got an interest in current affairs and how society works, you’re going to find your place in a La Trobe law degree.

    Hon Ben Carroll MP
    Bachelor of Arts (Honours), 2000,
    Bachelor of Laws, 2009,
    Master of Laws (Global Business), 2014,
    State Labor Member for Niddrie and Victorian Minister for Industry and Employment
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    Sarah Fregon | Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Legal Studies, 1994 | Legal Practitioner Director and Partner at Deloitte | Alumni Testimonial
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    Sarah Fregon
    Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Legal Studies, 1994,
    Legal Practitioner
    Director and Partner at Deloitte
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    Sage athena swan

    Dr Quinn Eades | Tracey Banivanua Mar Fellow - Philosophy ASSC | Staff Testimonial
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    La Trobe has a long and ongoing history of engaging with social justice matters and a strong arts and humanities space. The Tracey Banivanua Mar Fellowship has gifted me with the time, support, and space to throw myself into what I am most passionate about – building strong and resilient communities through creative practice inside and outside of the university.

    Dr. Quinn Eades
    Tracey Banivanua Mar Fellow, Philosophy, ASSC

    Dr Amanda Cooklin | Tracey Banivanua Mar Fellow, Judith Lumley Centre
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    Research is such a competitive and insecure space and leaves many women behind. Having these fellowships has felt to me like my organisation is saying we recognise this, and we've got you I always feel really proud about this fellowship. It's a really unique opportunity.

    Dr Amanda Cooklin
    Tracey Banivanua Mar Fellow, Judith Lumley Centre

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    Madeline Beckwith, Biomedical Science (Medical) student
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    I want to make a difference to the doctor shortage across rural and remote Australia, enabling all Australians access to the healthcare and resources that they deserve. The variability within the job from day to day and the opportunity to work in close-knit communities are both reasons that rural practise appeals to me; I would love to know all my patients and colleagues well. I ultimately aim to become a rural generalist and practice in remote areas of Australia or to work with the Royal Flying Doctor’s Service.

    Madeline Beckwith
    Hometown Wargan

    Oscar McGraw, Biomedical Science (Medical) student
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    Not only am I enjoying the theoretical challenges of the course and the associated content, but also the social aspect of university life. I’ve found the transition into university life to be an extremely stimulating and enjoyable experience as you are constantly making new friends and connections, especially being surrounded by likeminded people who share similar aspirations and desires.

    Oscar McGraw
    Current student

    Kunind Oberoi, Biomedical Science (Medical) student
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    I'm enjoying the atmosphere of the course and enjoying learning about the human body and working in the health sector.

    I'm surrounded by a positive community of students within the same degree and other disciples of health who share the same passion for health, and it excites me that some of these people might be my colleagues in the future.

    Kunind Oberoi
    Hometown Mildura

    Max Clifton-Saben | Bachelor of Science | graduate
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    'Many lecturers went out of their way to help me succeed. They were more than happy to discuss scientific research above and beyond the prescribed course work.'

    'The hands-on practical classes – including dissections, research projects, fieldwork and off campus excursions – cemented the theory taught in lectures. Group assignments taught me how to collaborate, manage people and delegate tasks – skills I’m now applying in my current role.'

    Max Clifton-Saben
    Bachelor of Science graduate

    Elise Benjamin | Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Science | student
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    'La Trobe has provided me with many opportunities and diverse knowledge to help me succeed in my future aspirations.'

    'I have found the university to be extremely supportive towards the individual. All my tutors have helped me strive to understand the world around me and the many opportunities available to make a difference.'

    Elise Benjamin
    Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Science student

    Shepparton

    Fawzia Abkar | Bachelor of Nursing | student
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    If it wasn’t for the Women in Leadership Bursary, I wouldn’t have been able to go to the Philippines to do a 5 week nursing placement.

    Fawzia Abkar
    Bachelor of Nursing student,
    La Trobe University, Shepparton

    Merv Fernando | Masters Degree in Marketing | student
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    One of the highlights in my life was Graduation Day – after my time at La Trobe, Shepparton, I walked away with new ideas and new perspectives. The Uni journey expanded my horizons and planted seeds in my mind - things that I wouldn’t have had an idea about if I had not gone to Uni.

    Merv Fernando
    Masters in Marketing student,
    La Trobe University, Shepparton

    Jaiden D’Angelo | Bachelor of Business | student
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    I finished VCE in 2014, and decided to take a gap year at the end of my studies. Come May 2015, I was itching to get back into some study, and decided to visit my local university, La Trobe Shepparton, to see what courses would appeal to me, and how to apply for them. I started my Bachelor of Business in July 2015.

    Jaiden D’Angelo
    Bachelor of Business student,
    La Trobe University, Shepparton