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
Nicholas Steepe

Equity & Diversity Project Manager

Nic is responsible for developing and managing equity and diversity projects for regional University, CSU. Read his inspiring story and how he overcame his own mental health and identity issues to go on help and inspire many others.

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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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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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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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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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Olivia D’Almeida

Greenwood Early Education

Community Manager at Greenwood Early Education Centre, Olivia has been in child care for 8 years. Her tips? Be patient, eager to learn and don't be afraid to be a kid yourself!

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Academy Xi
AIM Business School
Australasian College of Health and Wellness
Australian Catholic University
Australian College of Physical Education
Australian HR Institute
Australian Institute of Business
Australian Institute of Personal Trainers
BCA National Training Group
Builders Academy Australia
Charles Sturt University
College Australia
Deakin University
Dūcere
Edith Cowan University
Ella Bache College
Foundation Education
General Assembly
Griffith University
Hammond Institute
HTMi Australia
James Cook University Online
Kaplan Professional
La Trobe University
MCI Institute
Melbourne City Institute of Education
Mentor Education
Monarch Institute
Monash University
Open Colleges
Patrick Careers Academy
Rose Training Australia
Sarina Russo Institute
St Mark's National Theological Centre
Swinburne Online
The Hotel School
The National Finance Institute
UniSA Online
Upskilled
University of Canberra
Integrated Care & Management Training (ICMT)
Open Colleges School of Health