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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

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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Aziza Sahib

Registered Nurse
"For the longest time, I dreamed of becoming a nurse. I wanted to one day volunteer in Africa, and to help those who weren’t able to help themselves." Read Aziza's career story as a nurse and volunteer on the Mercy Ship Mission.
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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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Dan Hunt

Founder of The Mental Health Movement
After nine years playing with the NRL, Dan decided to hang up his footy boots and pursue a career as a mental health activist. After overcoming his own struggles, Dan now helps others better their mental wellbeing.
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Luke Mangan

Chef and Restaurateur
Leading local and international chef, Luke has written five best-selling books, cooked for celebrities and royalty and has even been invited to Richard Branson’s private island!
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Bradley Jones

Forensic Psychologist
Explaining and interpreting offending behaviour for the criminal justice system is what Bradley's role is all about. Read standout moments in his career and tips for anyone wanting to get into the field.
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Alison Mitchell

Naturopath
Alison's inspiration for a long career is naturopathy is simple, she has a passion for helping people feel better and reclaim good health.
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