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International Students Career Panel: Alumni stories on entering the Australian workforce

Yasmin Khushairi

Fri Aug 18 2017


Are you an international student hoping to get settled here in Australia and enter the workforce after you graduate? Well, don’t miss this opportunity to be inspired by attending Meld’s International Students Career Panel where you can listen to the success stories of international student alumni who have made a name for themselves in the Australian workforce.

This career panel, brought to you by Meld Magazine, City of Melbourne and Trinity College (Melbourne University), and hosted by Cintia Chen of KPMG will feature alumni from diverse countries and backgrounds who were once aspiring students themselves. Who can you expect to hear from at our panel?

Vee Vien Tan

Vee Vien Tan is a Senior Lawyer at leading Australian law firm Gilbert + Tobin Lawyers, a Board Director of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation and a Board Member of Edmund Rice Camps in Victoria.

Born and raised in Malaysia, Vee came to Australia at the age of 19. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Dean’s Honours List) / LLB (First Class Honours) from the University of Melbourne. Her outstanding success led her to become a finalist in the “Lawyers Weekly” Annual 30 Under 30 Awards and she is also an author of the Australian chapter of “The Art Collecting Legal Handbook” published by Thomson Reuters.

Dr Kaushik Sridhar

Dr Kaushik Sridhar is the Corporate Citizenship Manager at KPMG Australia, Board Member at Bioregional Australia, and Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Melbourne and RMIT.

He moved to Australia in 2008 to further his studies and obtained a PhD and MBA from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management. Dr Sridhar has had many years of experiences here working for some of Australia’s biggest companies such as EY, Net Balance, Macquarie University and Unisys Australia.

He has more than 30 academic and professional papers published on sustainability in international peer-reviewed journals, sustainability publications and presented them at international management conferences in Auckland, Bangkok and Paris.

Tania Yudianto

Tania Yudianto is a Director for global management consulting firm Litmus Group / PPB Advisory and a Director of Operations at the Association of Business Process Management Professionals for Melbourne Chapter.

Her international education journey in Australia started at the age of 18 when she moved from Indonesia to study undergraduate and postgraduate programs. She has successfully completed Bachelor and Master in Information Technology at Queensland University of Technology. Additionally, she also has a Graduate Certificate in Accounting from University of Technology Sydney and completed the Management Accelerated Program with INSEAD in Singapore.

In 2010, her impressive achievements led her to work with more than 20 organisations in Australia where she helped develop an Energy Industry Model for electricity and gas which she then presented on at 2012 Energy Networks Association conference.

Hieronymus Stephanus

As a General Manager, Strategy at Telstra’s Fixed Products division, Hieronymus Stephanus is responsible for the communication technology we use today including fixed broadband, landline voice, ADSL, NBN and more.

Born in Indonesia, Stephanus moved to Malaysia at the age of 10 before setting foot in Australia at 15 to begin foundation studies at Trinity College. His education journey continued when Hieronymus became the top student in the third year of his BCom and Finance (Honours) from the University of Melbourne and completed the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program.

He has also tutored students, joined ANZ working on a number of M&A projects across the Asia Pacific before developing his career at Telstra working on different roles.

Inspired yet? Don’t miss out! Bring your peers along to the International Students Career Panel on September 5 (6.30pm) at the Brian Loton Theatre, Trinity College, Melbourne University.

This is a free event however registrations are still required (registrations can be done through Eventbrite). Drinks and snacks will be provided on the evening.