Alumni

BA Alum Laurenza Buglisi’s outstanding career as a prominent advocate for victims and survivors of sexual assault

Since graduating from Monash with a double major in Psychology and Criminology in a Bachelor of Arts, Laurenza has had an outstanding career as a prominent advocate for victims and survivors of sexual assault, both in Australia and internationally. At Monash’s regular seminar for students ‘Arts in the Real World’, she shared her experiences of working in the community and mental health sector. In this interview, Laurenza talks about inspiring moments at Monash, the benefits of studying and working abroad, and strategies for students to improve their employability.

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Monash Arts alumni, staff and students at the 2017 Global Leaders’ summit

The second Global Leaders’ Summit was held on 5-6 September 2017, with global alumni ambassadors convening at Monash’s Clayton campus. The high level event was hosted by Monash VC, Professor Margaret Gardner, who says that the Global Leaders’ Summit: “gives our most highly regarded alumni and international ambassadors the opportunity to help shape the future of our University…

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Compassionate journalism and Kosciuszko the life for Frances

For Frances Vinall journalism is, at its core, all about people. It comes as no surprise that she values compassion highly in her reporting ethos. Frances has been able to meet many interesting people as a journalist for the Tumut and Adelong Times, working in the beautiful Snowy Mountains area. Here is her profile… Name: Frances Vinall     …

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‘Triple-threat’ Tara loving the rush of rural reporting

For Tara Whitsed, moving into a full-time journalism role after graduating from Monash was a ‘baptism of fire’. With invaluable experience at multiple rural publications under her belt, Tara is hoping to one day carve out an online career and be her own boss.  Here is her profile… Name: Tara Whitsed Course: Bachelor of Arts…

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Killian finds the right mix with journalism

Killian Plastow’s journalism career is a far-cry from his childhood dreams of becoming a compounding pharmacist, striving for the best mix of words, not chemicals. But it’s worked out well for Killian, who’s currently working as a business journalist for Nest Egg, with an eye on an editor’s chair in the future. Here is his profile… Name: Killian…

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Major new scholarship fund to be available to Arts postgraduate students

Monash University has received one of its largest ever gifts from the estate of highly respected lawyer and Monash alumna Francine V McNiff, who donated $3.72 million to the University.The Francine V McNiff Scholarship Fund ($1.72 million) will be available to candidates from both the Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Law, and will provide financial support for the duration of the recipient’s post-graduate study.

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Aaron ‘one of the lucky ones’ in landing his dream job

Aaron Pereira regards himself as ‘one of the lucky ones’, after making his childhood career dreams a reality. After crossing over from Network Ten to Cricket Australia, Aaron is travelling the world watching cricket, and getting paid for it. Here is his profile… Name: Aaron Pereira Course: Bachelor of Arts Campus: Caulfield Year graduated: 2015 Current…

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Nicholas strives to be next Gerard Whateley

For Nicholas Negrepontis, it’s AFL journalist Gerard Whateley that’s set the benchmark for his journalism career, saying Whateley’s done ‘almost everything’ he wants to do. Currently a journalist for Crocmedia writing on all things footy, Nicholas is certainly making inroads towards that goal. Here is his profile… Name: Nicholas Negrepontis Course: Bachelor of Journalism Faculty/Division: Arts…

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Felicity makes the leap from journalism to marketing

Felicity Cullen has taken her journalism skills learned at Monash and used them as a platform towards a career in marketing. Now working as a Communications Officer and studying a Masters of Marketing, Felicity is really enjoying the change in career direction. Here is her profile… Name: Felicity Cullen Course: Bachelor of Journalism Faculty/Division: Arts…

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