To date alumnus Matthew Carney (BEc 1988), has had a truly impressive 25 year career as a leading Australian reporter and producer.
His stories have been both compelling and ground breaking, as he has covered an unbelievable number of international crisis situations in war torn countries. War zones such as Iran, Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia, West Bank and Gaza through to Afghanistan, Libya and East Timor and more.
Louise Herron (BA/LLM) is an alumna at the top of her game. Appointed last year as the Sydney Opera House’s seventh CEO, she is also the very first woman to hold this notable position.
Her career to date is extremely impressive and spans senior roles in law, business and the arts, including positions with the Australia Council and Belvoir Street Theatre. It is due to this breadth of experience that she was awarded an Order of Australia for “significant service to the performing arts through leadership and advisory roles.”
Alumnus and Rhodes Scholar Eric Knight (BA 2006 Government and International Relations LLB 2007)
launched his new book Reframe: How to Solve the World's Trickiest Problems on February 6. In his critically acclaimed book, Knight draws on his knowledge and experience as both a Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences alumnus and an alumnus of Oxford University to deliver a fresh approach to contemporary political and economic issues.
Dr Robyn Veal BSc (1983) BA(HONS) (2005) PhD (2009)
Is a shining example of how you can successfully juggle family, research and work whilst still maintaining life balance. Throughout her life, she has not been afraid to explore contrasting areas of study or make drastic career changes. In the last ten years, this has culminated in a passion to pursue archaeology, in particular environmental archaeology.
Senthorun Raj - Alumnus, BA Honours
Since graduating last year, Senthorun Raj (BA Honours 2010) has already carved out an impressive career path that far exceeds expectations for a young graduate fresh out of University. His passion for social justice and matters relating to sexuality and politics, were initially encouraged by mentorship given by the academics in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies.
Geraldine Brooks - Alumna, English
Geraldine Brooks came to what was then the Arts faculty at the University of Sydney in the 1970s from an all-girls school in a middle-class neighbourhood.
Jack Manning Bancroft - Alumnus, Media and Communications
Jack Manning Bancroft graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) in 2006. Just two years later he became the CEO of AIME (Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience) – a charity initiative he created at the age of 19.
Anna Rose - Alumna, Arts/Law
Just how much could an Arts/Law graduate accomplish three years out from leaving the University of Sydney? Alumna Anna Rose seems to have taken this question as a personal challenge.
Delia Falconer - Alumna, Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
I chose this degree because of the diversity it offers me - last year I helped to write and produce a radio drama, make a short documentary and continued to improve my French.
Venessa Cowell - Arts and Social Sciences alumna
Venessa Cowell has made a name for herself in the fashion world. The 27-year-old Arts and Social Sciences alumna, who took philosophy and art history during her time at Sydney, decided in 2006 to follow her passion and start a boutique shoe label, christening it Venessa Cowell Design.