Emma Rawling, (BA) completed a degree with majors in Celtic and Medieval Studies, and has had a career which at first glance seems remote from her studies, but really it all connects.
She had an interest in all things Celtic from high school years so her choice of University subjects was never in doubt. Her other main interest was always in animals, domestic pets and horses. After a period learning to be self-sufficient in a tepee in a forest in Tasmania, she travelled to Ireland to pursue her interests there.
Annie Corlett (BEc) has had an impressive career - and while some may know her as business woman extraordinaire - we hold her in very high esteem as President of the Alumni Council of the University of Sydney, for her dedication and commitment to our students, staff and alumni.
Her passion and leadership as President proved to be so popular amongst the University and Council members that she was re-elected to the Council this year.
Alex Heath’s passion for the world of economic policy was apparent very early on when she completed her BEc (Hons) at the University of Sydney.
Currently she heads up the Economic Research Department at the RBA, and her passion and commitment, along with her wealth of knowledge and expertise is inspiring. Here she shares with us her fond memories of her time at the School of Economics and her ongoing commitment to work within public policy.
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.