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Career Insider Stories

So, you want to know what it’s really like to start your own interior design business, run the kitchen in a major hotel, oversee the logistics for a multi-million dollar company, write and publish a series of books, argue a case in a court of law, or more? We chatted with hundreds of professionals to gain first-hand insight into a range of industries and roles.
  • Discover career paths you never knew existed
  • Be inspired to study something new
  • Gain valuable tips and advice
  • Understand what the job really entails

Tanya Denny

Founder of Chrysalis Therapeutic Support Services
From NIDA director to social worker - read about Tanya's inspiring career journey and her 25 years of experience delivering therapeutic services for children, young people and their families.
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John Chivers

Graphic Designer
From China to his hometown in the Blue Mountains, John has spread his flair for graphic design all over the world! Read about his career journey and top tips to anyone wanting to become a graphic designer.
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Sabrina Gabriela

Registered Midwife
“Being a midwife is more than just delivering babies.” Read Sabrina’s career story in midwifery, and about her extraordinary experiences and passion for helping new mothers.
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Emma Sidhu

Microsoft Operations Manager
People management, auditing and compliance, recruitment, stock management, customer service - it's all in a day's work for Emma, the retail operations manager for tech giant, Microsoft Australia.
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Bashir Mourad

Supply Chain Manager at Johnson & Johnson
Due to the global span of today’s supply chain network, anything can happen, any minute, from anywhere in the world, and that will turn your whole day upside down!
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Kimberley Neall

Ella Baché Salon Owner & Skincare Therapist
Kimberley’s love affair with beauty therapy started when she was a young girl, she found her passion, turned it into her dream career! She now has over 10 years of experience in the field and is a proud salon owner.
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Michael Stamboulidis

QT Hotel Director of Food & Beverage
There's not much Michael hasn't done on his hospitality career journey - from working on super yachts to climbing the ladder at Merivale and landing his dream job in a Japanese snow town.
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Vanessa Falzon

Work Integrated Learning Consultant & Alumni Services
Part of the alumni services team for The Hotel School, Vanessa is dedicated to student engagement, improving students’ employability and growing their skills for the workplace.
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Yves Makhoul

Social Media Manager
Yves has been in social media marketing for seven years and for an industry that's been around only 10, it's safe to say he's pretty much an expert in the field! Read Yves' tips and experiences as a social media manager at the Uni of Melbourne.
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Dr Kate Adams

Vet, Business Owner & Entrepreneur
An 80-hour week is pretty standard in Kate's world. She's the owner of Bondi Vet Hospital, a media vet, founder of online gifting website, Thankly, as well as Director of pet biotechnology company, Cannpal. Read how she juggles it all...
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