2016 Top100 Future Leaders

The Australian university graduates who made the 2016 Top100

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    Alexander Malone

    University of Western Australia
    Bachelor of Science majoring in Physics

    Finalists In: Orica Mining, Oil and Gas Award

    Winner of: Orica Mining, Oil and Gas Award

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    I am an ambitious and incredibly hardworking individual, always pushing myself to achieve the best results. My ambition and ability to deliver upon it is reflected by my academic results, for which I was recently recognised as one of the top engineering students at UWA, through being awarded the Orion Engineering Services Scholarship. I have developed my communication skills through working extensively as a part time tutor. This has involved valuable experience obtained in working with cultural diversity. I have done a large amount of work within diverse communities, particularly the Somali community within Mirrabooka, in the northern suburbs of ... read more

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    Annette Zeman

    University of Newcastle
    Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)

    Finalists In: Jacobs Engineering Consulting Award

    Winner of: Jacobs Engineering Consulting Award

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    I am a 2014 Top 10 Arrium Science and Engineering Future Graduate. I am an accomplished Accredited Practising Dietitian pursuing a career change to Civil Engineering. My strengths lie in my excellent communication, organisational and time management skills. This is evidenced by my ability to juggle work and study commitments and achieve high distinctions. Throughout my career, I have won awards for my ability to influence and effectively achieve outcomes. These include the Ramsay Health Care National Workforce Planning award for the best workforce innovation and a national prize for my clinical management of a patient in intensive care. I ... read more

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    Campbell Morris

    University of Wollongong
    Bachelor of Engineering majoring in Mining and Bachelor of Commerce majoring in International Economics

    Finalists In: Orica Mining, Oil and Gas Award

    Winner of: Orica Mining, Oil and Gas Award

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    Commitment, academic rigour and innovation broadly define the skill set I hold, and actively engage, that characterises me as a Future Leader in mining, oil and gas. Commitment: persistence and enthusiasm have been critical to my past successes, and will be instrumental in driving my vision as a leader going forward. This is proven by my active role in the AusIMM Illawarra Student Chapter over two years. Within the society I have been involved in initiatives such as coordinating field trips to the Hunter, exposing my fellow classmates to industry leading companies. Over the summer holidays I have undertaken vocational ... read more

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    Cassandra Murphy

    UNSW Australia
    Bachelor of Environmental Engineering majoring in Environmental Engineering and Bachelor of Science majoring in Ecology

    Finalists In: AECOM Science, Research and Development Award

    Winner of: AECOM Science, Research and Development Award

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    I am a future leader because I am truly passionate about finding innovative solutions that combine industry outcomes with environmentally sustainable practice. This passion drives my commitment to both my academic and extracurricular activities, motivating me to create change and inspire others. I am also committed to bettering myself and those around me. This year I am the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene event coordinator for the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Engineers without Borders (EWB) society. I ensure that students have opportunities to gain skills and learn more about humanitarian engineering, including two new initiatives - a design competition and ... read more

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    Chai Shean Ng

    University of Melbourne
    Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Economics and Management

    Finalists In: Capgemini Business and Management Consulting Award

    Winner of: Capgemini Business and Management Consulting Award

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    A good leader is one who motivate their team to achieve a common goal; a great leader is one who dreams beyond the current limitations and pushes their team to grow in achieving the common goal. I believe that I will be a Future Leader in consulting, management and retail due to my passion for growing the talented individuals around me. Currently, I am leading a team of events officers in my role as Head of Events at Global Consulting Group and it has challenged me to tailor my mentoring style to different individuals and their needs. Through the numerous ... read more

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    Charles Bruce

    University of Adelaide
    Bachelor of Laws with Honours and Bachelor of Arts majoring in Philosophy

    Finalists In: Ashurst Law Award

    Winner of: Ashurst Law Award

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    Throughout my adult life I have rigorously pursued my interest in commercial law, achieving a standard of excellence through my studies, national competitions and work experience. However, in 2013, I was asking a lot of questions. I was struggling to identify exactly which path I wanted to aim my university study and future career down, what I wanted to stand for and the changes I wanted to influence in the World. I realised I needed to be the engineer of my own change. When my studies concluded for that semester, I threw myself into the deep end, traveling for six ... read more

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    Charles Zhang

    University of Sydney
    Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Finance

    Finalists In: Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Accounting and Financial Management Award, PageUp Social Change Advocate

    Winner of: Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Accounting and Financial Management Award

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    Regarding the Deloitte Accounting & Financial Management Award and the Westpac Banking, Insurance and Financial Services Award I believe my diverse experience, dynamic skillset, and passion for teaming and leadership in the professional financial services space make me a competitive candidate for Future Leader. Over my 20 months of experience in the Assurance division of EY, I have been able to cultivate a sweeping portfolio of clients which include ASX listed entities, private companies, and not-for-profit organisations across various industries. Through this experience I have been able to develop pertinent analytical and business-sense hard-skills as well as softer skills in both ... read more

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    Cindy Tan

    University of Technology, Sydney
    Bachelor of Business majoring in Marketing Communications and Finance

    Finalists In: Woolworths Limited Consumer Goods, Marketing and Retail Award, Fusion Graduate Consultancy First in Family Award, PageUp Social Change Advocate, KPMG Diversity Award

    Winner of: Woolworths Limited Consumer Goods, Marketing and Retail Award

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    Goods, Marketing and Retail Award: I am not afraid to step outside of my comfort zone and I enjoy pushing boundaries when exploring new ideas. Having worked with many different people across different sized organisations, I have developed the leadership skills to help navigate my way through the marketing industry. The future of Marketing rests in good data management and analysis. I have the discipline, a natural penchant for analytics and strategic problem solving skills for this very need. With good attention to detail, I am constantly exercising initiative in search of new opportunities to present to management. I have ... read more

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    Conor Johnson

    James Cook University
    Bachelor of Arts with Honours majoring in Political Science and History

    Finalists In: Public Sector Award

    Winner of: Public Sector Award

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    As a future leader in the public sector, my skills and attributes are values-based and results-driven. My interest in the public sector stems from an intense passion for the important work of the Australian Public Service as an instrument for stimulating change in society, particularly with regards to employment. As a delegate to the 2014 World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings I had the fortune to participate in the World Bank Youth Summit, which explored entrepreneurship in relation to youth employment. Having tapped into world-class knowledge of this crucial issue, which is of particular prevalence in my home region of ... read more

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    Daniel Granger

    University of Wollongong
    Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Finance and Accounting

    Finalists In: AMP Investment Banking and Fund Management Award, Fusion Graduate Consultancy First in Family Award

    Winner of: AMP Investment Banking and Fund Management Award

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    I believe that as a leader it is really important to have agility. My broad range of experiences are invaluable in giving me the skills and abilities to be a leader in my categories chosen. One of the skills and attributes is having resilience, as a leader there will always be set backs in life and being the first in my family to start a university journey has proved challenging and rewarding. Through the set backs of studying a degree that didnt match well with me to then working through this to a resolution, proves that I am motivated to ... read more

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    Daniel Zanatta

    University of Wollongong
    Bachelor of Engineering with Honours majoring in Civil Engineering and Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting

    Finalists In: Fusion Graduate Consultancy First in Family Award, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Accounting and Financial Management Award

    Winner of: Fusion Graduate Consultancy First in Family Award

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    I am a confident and effective communicator with peers the public and people from a variety of cultures. My work-ethic and time management skills are exceptional. I have demonstrated this through the successful management of a double degree (Engineering and Commerce) at university, jobs and sport. I have demonstrated my leadership skills from a young age in a variety of roles. These include being a goalkeeper on a representative soccer team, being team leader in university projects, and being a trusted member of staff at Bunnings where on occasion I would be responsible for other team members and the delegation ... read more

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    Emma Peterson

    Griffith University
    Bachelor of Psychological Science and Bachelor of Business

    Finalists In: PageUp Social Change Advocate, Woolworths Limited Consumer Goods, Marketing and Retail Award

    Winner of: PageUp Social Change Advocate

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    I am ambitious. I thrive on new opportunities. I listen. I empathise and I embrace lifelong learning. I have always had a passion for social change in the field of mental illness, so upon graduating in 2013 with an OP1 and receiving the most prestigious university scholarship on offer, the Dean's’ Sir Samuel Griffith Scholarship, I began my studies in the fields of psychology and business. Since then I have maintained academic excellence at university (GPA 6.94/7), have been recognised as a Griffith Honours College scholar and have received numerous university leadership roles, such as the position ... read more

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    Florence He

    University of Technology, Sydney
    Bachelor of Information Technology majoring in Information Systems and Technology

    Finalists In: Suncorp Information Technology Award

    Winner of: Suncorp Information Technology Award

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    As a co-op scholarship student, I have had extensive experience in working collaboratively in the Information Technology sector, both in the workplace, at university and during extra curricular activities.Throughout my university studies, I have been required to work in groups in collaborative pod environments to lead team members, assign roles and responsibilities while being an active listener and proactive team member. I have excellent conflict resolution skills, team management skills and organisation skills that allow me to stay on top of my tasks and stand out from the rest. Currently, I am running a major project at university as ... read more

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    Hannah White

    La Trobe University
    Bachelor Agricultural Sciences majoring in Agriculture and Bachelor of International Development

    Finalists In: AECOM Science, Research and Development Award

    Winner of: AECOM Science, Research and Development Award

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    In an unpredictable and rapidly changing world, the future is uncertain. What is certain however, is that the way in which we approach it will require the upmost degree of adaptability. That is a skill of which I actively possess and which will make me a future leader within the category of Science, Research & Development. Playing to my strengths is my ability to adapt to changing situations and react judiciously to achieve results. Although innate, I have enhanced these skills through my education, extra-curricular activities as well as employment experiences, varying from fast-food management, business administration and hospitality services. Paradoxically ... read more

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    Kathryn Esler

    University of Wollongong
    Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Supply Chain Management and Logistics and Bachelor of International Studies majoring in Mandarin

    Finalists In: Nestlé Logistics, Supply Chain and Operations Award

    Winner of: Nestlé Logistics, Supply Chain and Operations Award

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    Throughout my high school, university and professional career I have always been passionate about leadership and improvement. Most recently I have been involved in a program named ELEVATE at my University. This program is a leadership conference that uses university leaders as facilitators to encourage the students in high school leadership teams to become great leaders in their schools, and then to engage in leadership once they reach university. This program consists of three conferences for the high school aged children, yet behind the scenes the facilitating university students must attend leadership workshops that help us to become better leaders ... read more

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    Liveti Liveti

    Griffith University
    Bachelor of Information Technology majoring in System Services and Informatics and Bachelor of Multimedia

    Finalists In: KPMG Diversity Award, Accenture Design and User experience Award, PageUp Social Change Advocate

    Winner of: KPMG Diversity Award

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    To me personally, I am a reflection of my parents and the way they have brought me up; so the way I act, work, speak and behave are all a testimony to my parents. Family is the biggest aspect to our Pacific culture and to my life, so I do my best to uphold them. To be reliable, respectful, honest, friendly, ethical and cooperative - all of which are vital attributes to Design and User Experience as well as IT which place a big emphasis on teamwork. I want to be known as someone who can lead or be in a ... read more

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    Minnie Zhu

    University of Technology, Sydney
    Bachelor of Information Technology majoring in Information Systems

    Finalists In: Accenture Design and User experience Award, Fusion Graduate Consultancy First in Family Award, KPMG Diversity Award

    Winner of: Accenture Design and User experience Award

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    I think I would be a Future Leader in IT as I am a student that is very motivated and hungry for success and professional development. Currently in second year, I have been able to complete two 6 month internships with companies in the IT industry and an overseas exchange internship, allowing me to develop leadership and IT skills that is able to kick start me in my future career. I am very outgoing and love to network with people to develop a professional network which can help build my professional profile. I am a keen learner and am able ... read more

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    Sara Kato

    UNSW Australia
    Bachelor of Engineering majoring in Software Engineering and Masters Biomedical Engineering majoring in Biomedical Engineering

    Finalists In: Deloitte Software Development Award, KPMG Diversity Award

    Winner of: Deloitte Software Development Award

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    Through my internships (at Google and Microsoft), I have been able to experience first hand what it would be like to work in industry in (leading companies) my chosen fields. I believe that I am a future leader, as female student studying programming, I believe that I am great evidence that females (although commonly perceived to be under represented) are more than capable to take on opportunities in this field. Outside of my university studies, I am heavily involved in my student societies activities (Computer science and engineering society, Biomedical engineering students society, Robogals), and have held leadership positions in ... read more

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    Sharon Ho

    University of Sydney
    Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Finance and Bachelor of Laws majoring in Law

    Finalists In: Westpac Banking, Insurance & Financial Services Award

    Winner of: Westpac Banking, Insurance & Financial Services Award

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    My desire to constantly challenge myself by embracing new opportunities is an attribute that I believe will allow me to lead in the fields of banking and business. As a commerce student majoring in Finance at the University of Sydney, I have had the privilege of being involved in many experiences- ranging from interning with the Payment Strategy and Development at Commonwealth Bank, to being one of the founding members of the University of Sydney Network of Women Society. Not only have I been able to gain substantial business insights from these experiences, I have also had the opportunity to ... read more

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    Tobias Speck

    Bond University
    Bachelor of Laws majoring in Commercial Law and Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting

    Finalists In: Westpac Group Technology Innovation and Entrepreneur Award

    Winner of: Westpac Group Technology Innovation and Entrepreneur Award

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    Integral to leading any team or company is first and foremost understanding your people, the problem and some of the knowledge surrounding solution. For example, I am currently president of the Bond Exchange Club which manages the student-body side of in-bound and out-bound international exchanges. With hundreds of students coming in and out every semester, it was important to inspire creativity within our nine person team, communicate effectively and delegate tasks efficiently between members. The result of our first semester of work was an online international subject matching platform which cut two weeks off out-bound student paper work down to ... read more

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    Sarah Ni

    University of Melbourne
    Bachelor of Arts majoring in Sociology and Communications and Diploma of Information Technology majoring in Information Technology

    Finalists In: Performance Education Group International Student Award, Westpac Group Technology Innovation and Entrepreneur Award

    Winner of: Performance Education Group International Student Award

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    Programmer in the Rails Girls Summer of Code 2015. My pair and I were the first sponsored team representing Australia in this global fellowship program that seeks to bring more diversity into open source. In this case, women. My project included building an advertising plugin for the open source discussion forum Discourse. It was largely in Ember (Javascript) and we developed features to support advertisements from Google Adsense, Doubleclick for Publishers and Amazon Affiliates. After this program, we are looking to give lightning talks at future Rails Girls Melbourne events, and to encourage more women to participate in the Rails ... read more

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    Joshua Holmes

    Griffith University
    Bachelor of Information Technology and Multimedia majoring in System Services

    Finalists In: Suncorp Information Technology Award

    Winner of: Suncorp Information Technology Award

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    From a young age I was an ambitious student who balanced their time and pursued extra curricular activities on top of studies, both inside and outside of school. Whether this be assisting with the AV/Tech equipment, winning the public speaking competition or one of my earliest and proudest achievements, attaining the highest rank of Cadet Under Officer in the Australian Army Cadets. This launched me into the world of leadership and learning where I eventually joined and quickly progressed to becoming a dedicated and competent Deputy Captain in the NSW Rural Fire Service- where I am still an active ... read more

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    Alexandra Schemeczko

    University of Adelaide
    Bachelor of Engineering with Honours majoring in Chemical Engineering

    Finalists In: Orica Mining, Oil and Gas Award

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    I am a chemical engineering student with an interest in the resource industry as it plays a pivotal role in Australia industry and it a base for many of our everyday commodities. The industry is exciting and is developing rapidly with new technologies and is always under scrutiny as our world aims to operate in a sustainable manner. I have developed my skills in this area by being involved as the Vice President of Engineers without Borders at my university and I have participated on one of their trips to India, which looked at development in the developing context and ... read more

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    Amit Sudhakar

    UNSW Australia
    Bachelor of Actuarial Studies majoring in Actuarial Studies and Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Finance

    Finalists In: Westpac Banking, Insurance & Financial Services Award

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    A key aspect of being a Future Leader is the ability to lead. My leadership skills have been thoroughly developed through a variety of academic and extra-curricular experiences. In particular, acting in positions of authority, such as a teachers assistant and cricket coach, have granted insight into the importance of motivating team members through clear communication. Through these I was able to see the importance of delegating and how that can motivate team members and give them a taste of leadership. Furthermore, through my roles on subcommittees in university societies and part time work as an admin assistant I have ... read more

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    Andrew McLean

    Griffith University
    Bachelor of Exercise Science majoring in Injury, sports and prevention

    Finalists In: Westpac Group Technology Innovation and Entrepreneur Award, PageUp Social Change Advocate

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    Since high school I have had an immense passion to combine health and exercise to create a positive change in the world. With the extensive knowledge gained from my degree in Exercise Science I am determined to become a future leader in my field. After receiving dux in high school, I have maintained academic excellence at university (GPA 6.83/7) and have also been recognised as a Griffith Honours College scholar. Even though this demonstrates my high-level work ethic, I believe it is what someone does with this knowledge that makes them a change-maker. This year I was invited ... read more

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    Arlyn Swain

    UNSW Australia
    Bachelor of Economics majoring in Economics and Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Business Strategy

    Finalists In: Public Sector Award, PageUp Social Change Advocate

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    I have developed managerial skills through my involvement in the tennis and LBGT communities, as well as through my study of economics. A truly efficient leader connects with people, puts away personal biases and searches for the most economical route to achieve their goals. As a tennis coach, I have developed confidence in a range of social settings and creative communication techniques. I was able to hone these skills as manager of the UNSW tennis team at the University Games 2015. As a part of the LGBT community, I have often been outside the looking glass, not fitting in with ... read more

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    Arthemon Lis

    Other University
    Bachelor of Engineering majoring in Civil Engineering

    Finalists In: Jacobs Engineering Consulting Award, Performance Education Group International Student Award, Fusion Graduate Consultancy First in Family Award, KPMG Diversity Award

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    Coming from a rather financially limited family background, and striving to become the first person in my family to finish university, I have undergone and endured a lot of hardships that the average individual would not dream of facing. This being said, I have tried to make the best of things and always striven to reach the goals I set out to achieve. It is by this path in life and by my motivation to succeed, that I have attained a rather unique set of skills and attributes that contribute to my becoming a future leader. For example, having spent ... read more

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    Asim Faridi

    Australian National University
    Bachelor of Engineering majoring in Systems Engineering and Mechanical & Materials Engineering

    Finalists In: AECOM Science, Research and Development Award

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    As an engineer to be, my belief becomes stronger and stronger every day that we (Engineers, Scientists, Researchers) have a responsibility to engage with the community on a wider scale and through a visible platform and ensure that not only our country but in fact the whole world is headed in the right direction. We should take ownership of the contributions that we bring to society rather than remain in the background. The values, skills and thinking style that engineers bring to the table must be showcased to all the people through engineering firms and consultancies as well as through ... read more

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    Audrey Wong

    Australian National University
    Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Marketing and Bachelor of Laws with Honours

    Finalists In: Woolworths Limited Consumer Goods, Marketing and Retail Award

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    I possess an analytical mind that leads me to consistently develop my critical thinking and problem solving abilities, exemplified in my participation in the ANU Management Consulting Case Competition and various Law School Society competitions. Through these competitions, I have presented ideas to several judges regarding how a company could mitigate its losses, and delivered counter-submissions to opposing teams while trying to achieve the best outcome for my client. As I have discovered from these experiences, I have the ability to look at a task from all different perspectives, and subsequently use these perspectives to evaluate the different components and ... read more

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    Benjamin Lawrence

    University of Technology, Sydney
    Bachelor of Engineering majoring in Mechanical and Mechatronic and Diploma in Engineering Practice

    Finalists In: Jacobs Engineering Consulting Award

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    A leader cannot succeed if the team does not, the difference between leadership and management is that a leader directs the team to achieve goals whereas a manager allocates work to team members to finish projects. A leader looks at the functionality and effectiveness of the team; they ensure that the team achieves the goals set not just the targets. To me important characteristics of a leader are the ability to listen to others, have an open mind to the ideas of others and have effective communication; a leader also has to make time for the team and has to ... read more

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    Bernadette Lim Lo Suy

    University of Sydney
    Bachelor of Law majoring in Law and Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting

    Finalists In: Ashurst Law Award

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    My idea of a good leader is someone who is a good communicator, self-motivated and a team-player. I believe that I possess those three qualities as demonstrated in my experience. I am someone who very much enjoys working in team environments, having had extensive experience volunteering in the International House Members Association as a Photographer and Secretary and as a Board Member on the International House Council (the governing body of the residential college). I am also a self-starter and intrinsically motivated, and have recently founded The University of Sydney Kiwi Students Society after discovering a need for the representation ... read more

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    Braden Rowe

    Griffith University
    Bachelor of Business majoring in Management and Human Resources Management

    Finalists In: Public Sector Award, PageUp Social Change Advocate, KPMG Diversity Award

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    I strongly believe that my diverse background has given me a strong set of unique skills and attributes that will make me a Future Leader in my chosen category(s). Growing up in a single parent, low socioeconomic family, and being the first in family to attend university has given me a large amount of pride, drive, purpose and a unique perspective on the various societal aspects that exist within the wider Australian community. Importantly, I further developed these positive characteristics in my time in the Australian Army where I served as a rifleman and later as a combat fitness ... read more

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    Brian Ye

    University of Technology, Sydney
    Bachelor of Accounting majoring in Accounting and Marketing

    Finalists In: Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Accounting and Financial Management Award

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    My ability to communicate, participate and collaborate are my key skills which will make me a future leader in Accounting and Finance. I enjoy speaking with others about almost anything. The multitude of information and knowledge which is gained from listening is invaluable. I believe that in order to communicate effectively, you must first listen as intently as you wish your own message to be received. I think that an effective communicator, makes an efficient leader. Moreover, participation and collaboration are essential qualities of a future leader. I believe that in order to gain true understanding and respect of those ... read more

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    Briana Henderson

    University of Newcastle
    Bachelor of Business majoring in Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting

    Finalists In: Nestlé Logistics, Supply Chain and Operations Award

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    I believe that to be a leader you must first be willing to serve those around you, since any good leader should not ask more from those under them than they would be willing to do themselves. As a result, I am heavily involved in mentoring at my university, running PASS sessions, as well as being as voluntarily running a childrens program each Sunday to free parents to attend a church service. Logistics is about being able to organisation and share information between different levels of the supply chain, I believe my current roles are developing my communication skills so ... read more

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    Carina Soleckhan

    Griffith University
    Bachelor of Environmental Design majoring in Architecture

    Finalists In: Accenture Design and User experience Award, Fusion Graduate Consultancy First in Family Award

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    I am a passionate, enthusiastic, dedicated and diligent student, who has a strong work ethic and has the ability to be a team leader and work within a group. I am respected by all of my peers and often asked for advice and opinions. I have the ability to listen to people and take direction. Being mother I also believe I am a caring person who is responsible and time efficient, who always puts hundred percent into all tasks.

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    Christopher Poole

    Queensland University of Technology
    Bachelor of Behavioural Science majoring in Psychology and Bachelor of Justice majoring in Criminology and Policing

    Finalists In: Public Sector Award, Fusion Graduate Consultancy First in Family Award, PageUp Social Change Advocate

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    The attributes and skills of a leader are quite diverse and over the years my skill set has developed and allowed me to grow personally and professionally. Certain key skills that I have been able to develop are an open style of communication that has has allowed me to be able to speak in a presentation/conference setting and transition into a facilitation environment quite easily. In my role in charity organisations and the workplace I have also had to develop skills in organisation, delegation and decisiveness which have allowed me to bring people on a journey rather than doing ... read more

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    Cindy Huang

    Macquarie University
    Bachelor of Arts majoring in Japanese Studies and Bachelor of Law

    Finalists In: Westpac Group Technology Innovation and Entrepreneur Award, PageUp Social Change Advocate

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    My optimism, passion and drive stems from my commitment todare greatly and in doing so, constantly innovate and diversify my experiences and skill sets. I have a long relationship with innovation and technology, volunteering for startup events from SLUSH Asia, #SVFT in Tokyo and robotics organisations such as FIRST Australia. Through working as the Director of Business Development in AIESEC Macquarie, an international NFP, I was able to empower tech startups like GradConnection to access global talent, and lead a sales and business development team to grow our sales by 364% in one year. It is through my volunteering and ... read more

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    Cissy Ye

    UNSW Australia
    Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Marketing and Bachelor of Media majoring in PR & Advertising

    Finalists In: Woolworths Limited Consumer Goods, Marketing and Retail Award

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    With experience across public relations, communications and advertising, I bring a diverse skill set and thrive in challenging environments as both a strategic and creative thinker. My three key attributes are my communication skills reflected by my ability to manage expectations; secondly, to lead a team to deliver a project to budget and on-time and lastly, my adaptability as proven by how I excel in diverse roles. Communications and managing expectations is a critical skill that Ive developed whilst working within the Media Unit at Transport for NSW. The role requires negotiating and liaising with journalists and the Minister Office ... read more

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    Dan Tang

    University of Queensland
    Bachelor of Engineering majoring in Electrical - Power

    Finalists In: Jacobs Engineering Consulting Award

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    I have exceptional teamwork skills and consistently demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively in diverse group settings, especially in my roles as a Student Mentor and Student Leader at The University of Queensland (UQ). I believe I possess an aptitude for understanding, managing and collaborating with others, which is essential for a future leader in the field of engineering where projects are team-based and require working with a diverse range of people and stakeholders. I also have excellent interpersonal and communication skills gained through frequent interaction with individuals and groups for university studies, work, extracurricular activities, and leadership and volunteering ... read more

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    Daniel Coppel

    Australian National University
    Bachelor of Laws majoring in International Business and Bachelor of Commerce

    Finalists In: Capgemini Business and Management Consulting Award

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    I volunteer for a youth education organisation called Hineni Youth and Welfare Australia. It is an entirely youth-run organisation that runs camps, weekly programs and a gap year program for Jewish youth. This year I am the Federal Treasurer, and I particularly enjoy leading on the camps, where I have the ability to connect with the kids between 9 and 18 years old, and inspire them to learn and discover their heritage. I am the ANU campus executive for the Australasian Union of Jewish Students (AUJS). I have really enjoyed the political experience and advocacy training I have had with ... read more

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    Daniel Lewis

    University of Melbourne
    Bachelor of Science majoring in Physics

    Finalists In: AECOM Science, Research and Development Award

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    My name is Daniel Lewis and I am a first-year Masters of Science (Physics) student at the University of Melbourne. My strong academic record coupled with leadership and public speaking skills make me an excellent candidate for the Top 100 Future Leaders competition. I have had continually strong academic results throughout my education, graduating from Melbourne High School in 2011 with an ATAR of 99.65, and achieving a BSc GPA of 88.375. I was in the Dean's Honours List of 2012 (top 3 percent of first-year students), and received the Hastie Exhibition prize awarded to the two ... read more

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    Danielle Williams

    University of Newcastle
    Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting and Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Supply Chain Management and Logistics

    Finalists In: Nestlé Logistics, Supply Chain and Operations Award

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    As part of my role as an intermediate accountant I assisted the coordination of Bentleys Business Conference held in February 2015. This involved liaising between clients, fellow employees, speakers and staff at the venue, significantly improving my professional communication skills. Ive commenced training Bentleys new trainees, which has helped develop my skills at transferring and explaining unfamiliar, and at times complicated, accounting and taxation knowledge. I represented the University of Newcastle at Ièseg School of Management International Summer Program in July 2014 in Paris, igniting my passion for leadership on the international business stage. I developed further on the ... read more

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    Desi Soetanto

    University of Melbourne
    Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Marketing, Finance and Management

    Finalists In: Capgemini Business and Management Consulting Award

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    Perseverance and an ability to adapt are two important attributes I have acquired throughout my life. I came to New Zealand alone as a 12 years old with virtually no knowledge of the English language and I left as one of the leading students in my school with numerous leadership positions and awards including a prefect position and Peer Support Leader to honour my achievements. Throughout my Commerce degree, I have sought every opportunity to make a positive contribution to the community; becoming the President of the Student Appeal- The University of Melbourne largest student-led campaign that raises funds for ... read more

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    Dominique Simsion

    University of Melbourne
    Bachelor of Arts majoring in Criminology and Psychology, Juris Doctor (graduating 2016)

    Finalists In: Ashurst Law Award

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    My chosen categories of law and the public sector go hand in hand, as I believe a deep understanding of the law is essential to advocating for law reform and policy. I have acquired a range of personal skills and attributes throughout my university studies, work positions and volunteer roles that I will use to pursue this path. Whilst I want to make a difference on the macro level, I believe an essential attribute of any leader is to have exposure to, and understand, the difficulties faces by people at a one-on-one level. As such, I currently volunteer with a ... read more

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    Edbert Chung

    UNSW Australia
    Bachelor of Engineering majoring in Petroleum Engineering

    Finalists In: Orica Mining, Oil and Gas Award, Fusion Graduate Consultancy First in Family Award

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    My strength lies in the ability to adapt to new challenges, embrace lifelong learning and be disciplined in all my endeavours. I am very passionate about using every experience to learn and improve, both from the tasks I undertake and from the people I meet. Through my study I have developed an ability to approach problems both analytically and creativity. I strive to take on challenging scenarios whether they be academic or leadership activities. I have also developed a strong appreciation for discipline and hard work which guides me in every tasks I undertake. My co-curricular activities have also helped ... read more

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    Elliot Jones

    Griffith University
    Bachelor of Engineering with Honours majoring in Environmental Engineering

    Finalists In: Jacobs Engineering Consulting Award, PageUp Social Change Advocate

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    After an extended solo volunteering experience in rural Zimbabwe and a community internship in Vietnam, I have been challenged by the importance of the environment and am dedicated to using my engineering potential to create positive environmental change. I am passionate about engineering and making a difference in the world and I am confident that I have the skills and attributes to be a Future Leader in the Engineering industry. I have participated in a number of successful sporting, academic, and project-based teams and have learn that communication is a critical skill for leadership. Last year I was awarded the ... read more

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    Fernando Calderon

    University of Queensland
    Bachelor of Engineering majoring in Power Systems Engineering

    Finalists In: Jacobs Engineering Consulting Award

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    I am a motivated and open-minded Electrical Engineering student and student leader at the University of Queensland. After having completed almost a whole Engineering degree, I am excellent at applying scientific and engineering principles in the practical sense in the fields of research, design, operation and maintenance of electrical and electronic equipment, machine systems and components. In addition, I have continuously strived to be involved in sports, university societies and my local community through extra and co-curriculum activities. Through my time at UQ, I have been an Engineering ambassador, a Physics and Electrical Engineering tutor, first year mentor and a ... read more

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    Georgie Feronas

    University of Adelaide
    Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Diploma of Languages in Modern Greek

    Finalists In: Ashurst Law Award

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    As a passionate individual, I pride myself on my commitment to going above and beyond to exceed expectations. Being enrolled into three undergraduate degrees, a diploma and working part-time simultaneously, has required me to prioritise the demands of study and work whilst ensuring that everything is completed to the best of my ability. My transcript shows solid growth in my grades over the years and demonstrates my capability of maintaining a strong academic record whilst still being involved in the wider community. My reliability and integrity is exemplified through my work at Telstra; I have frequently performed tasks that have ... read more

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    Gwilym Price

    University of Wollongong
    Bachelor of Science majoring in Chemistry

    Finalists In: AECOM Science, Research and Development Award

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    I am extremely passionate about science and technology and have a thirst to develop this passion further in others and myself. This drive is reflected in my high university marks, which additionally highlights my dedication and commitment to embracing education and making the most of opportunities. This, coupled with my exceptional communication skills are essential for a leader. I am a considerate and an active listener and am eager to understand and accept others views and ideas. Having an open attitude to new ideas and perspectives is essential for future leaders to inspire growth, none more so than in science ... read more

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    Hannah Croston

    Macquarie University
    Bachelor of Psychology with Honours in Psychology

    Finalists In: Capgemini Business and Management Consulting Award

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    I believe a deep understanding of what makes people tick is the key to successfully addressing most business challenges. How do you attract customers? How do you engage employees? How do you attract investors? I believe my psychology studies will help me to answer these important questions. For example, understanding Herzberg theory of motivation and Skinner theories on operant conditioning will help me to become a transformative leader, able to contribute to managing and leading change in the workplace. However, I understand that knowledge of psychology needs to be blended with an understanding business. To this end, I have been ... read more

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    Hayley Ovenden

    University of Newcastle
    Bachelor of Engineering majoring in Civil Engineering

    Finalists In: Jacobs Engineering Consulting Award, PageUp Social Change Advocate, KPMG Diversity Award, Fusion Graduate Consultancy First in Family Award

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    I am a motivated, passionate and adaptable individual. I thrive on challenges and I have well developed teamwork and leadership skills. When Im not studying civil engineering at the University of Newcastle I devote my time to diversifying the culture of engineering and other STEM fields. I actively engage in leadership roles which enable me to offer school students exposure to the career opportunities in these areas including inaugural President of Robogals Newcastle, Student Ambassador for my degree, and Youth Frontiers community mentor. During my time as President of Robogals Newcastle I focussed on diversifying the gender balance in engineering ... read more

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    Helen Zhang

    University of Technology, Sydney
    Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Laws

    Finalists In: Ashurst Law Award

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    Over the years, I have been honing my leadership skills. In high school, from September 2011-12, I was an active member of the High Resolves Leadership Program, which consisted of a group of 40 members. Our campaign was titled Its Happening, Human Trafficking and received media attention in the Hills Shire Times and YAPA Unleash. Additionally, I was one of the leaders of a school writing club known as Writer Bloc from 2013-14, a group with the primary aim of improving the English skills of junior students. Currently, I have demonstrated leadership skills by actively organizing events for the UTSLSS ... read more

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    Ivan Lu

    UNSW Australia
    Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Finance

    Finalists In: Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Accounting and Financial Management Award

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    There are 4 key skills and attributes that distinguish me as a Future leader my determination, motivation by responsibility, adaptability and inquisitive mindset. Over the past 19 years, I have become proud of who I have and will become. I am determined and driven to create change in the sense that I have befriended failure. Without a doubt I have fallen many times in the past, but each experience has equipped me with newfound knowledge for the future. I firmly resonate with the fact that responsibility drives motivation in the sense that whenever I am given a task with full ... read more

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    Jackson Edmonds

    UNSW Australia
    Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Finance and Financial Economics

    Finalists In: AMP Investment Banking and Fund Management Award

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    A true leader in any industry inspires their peers to stand with them, through motivation, passion and integrity. Leaders have the strategic thinking, resilience and ambition for them, and those they lead, to succeed, no matter the endeavour. Ive forged successful businesses in saturated markets; managed prosperous personal investment portfolios in unstable economic climates; and reached my target university, holding an impeccable GPA, in the face of personal and economic setbacks. All these mere stepping stones to my ultimate goal, that of being a leader in the finance industry. The world of finance first resonated with me in primary school ... read more

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    Jaclyn Wong

    Macquarie University
    Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Finance and Economics

    Finalists In: AMP Investment Banking and Fund Management Award

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    I am a passionate and self-motivated individual who loves a good challenge. I have excellent communication skills as I am fluent in English, malay, Cantonese and Mandarin. I also have good leadership skills as I am currently the President of the volleyball club, Sports director of the Malaysian Association, Social manager director of the Faculty of Business and Economics in Macquarie University and many more. Furthermore, I have good problem solving skills and excellent customer service skills as I am currently employed as a medical receptionist in Ryde Medical Centre. I am passionate, goal driven and a high achiever. I ... read more

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    Jacob van Egmond

    Macquarie University
    Bachelor of Business Leadership and Commerce majoring in Finance and minor in Accounting

    Finalists In: AMP Investment Banking and Fund Management Award

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    Hi Im Jacob. I am a current student at Macquarie University studying a Bachelor of Business Leadership and Commerce - Majoring in Finance. I am honest, reliable, organised, competitive, and have an intrinsic determination to succeed. I am enthusiastic and eager to learn, as well as what I believe to be disciplined, courteous, friendly and very approachable. I believe the two most important attributes of an effective leader are those of interpersonal communication, and a willingness to constantly learn, develop and be constructively criticised on a regular basis. In today corporate world I believe there is too much prestige associated with ... read more

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    Jarred Grimmond

    UNSW Australia
    Bachelor of Engineering majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Masters of Engineering majoring in Biomedical Engineering

    Finalists In: Jacobs Engineering Consulting Award

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    Throughout my time at university I have always made a conscious effort to put myself out of my comfort zone and take on a challenge, and this mentality has ultimately developed me into the person I am today. Through this attitude I have exposed my self to experiences that many have not experienced and developed skills that cannot simply be taught in a classroom. My leadership, teamwork, communication and analytical abilities are some of the skills that have been developed and polished by roles I have held such as Inter-Residence Council President and College President. These skills having been developed ... read more

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    Jason Phan

    UNSW Australia
    Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Finance, Business Economics and Bachelor of Laws majoring in Law

    Finalists In: Ashurst Law Award

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    My key skills and attributes can be explained through my three key involvements in life. Firstly, studying a Bachelor of Commerce/Law majoring in Finance, Business Economics and Law has allowed me to develop excellent organisational and time management skills. Throughout my studies, I have immensely sharpened my ability to solve problems and think strategically. Alongside my studies, I have been working as a paralegal at a boutique firm for just over two years, and it is through this experience where I initially struggled with time management, balancing at times, a full-time work load and university studies. However, once I ... read more

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    Jennifer Pham

    RMIT University
    Bachelor of Human Resource Management majoring in Human Resources and Management Accounting and Management

    Finalists In: Capgemini Business and Management Consulting Award

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    As a member of the RMIT business student association and RMIT EFMSA (Economics, Finance, Marketing Student Association) I helped organised the 2015 Global Future Thought Leaders Luncheon held at Parliament House. This was an opportunity for me meet with leaders from industry, government and education to discuss ideas focusing on future workforce and future industries. In order to create new jobs and businesses for the future, we need to invest in industry support systems in which students receive leadership mentoring during their entrepreneurial journey. Furthermore, I have been involved as a student ambassador for Amnesty International, by helping to campaign ... read more

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    Jeremiah Mannings

    Deakin University
    Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Honours majoring in Electrical and Electronic

    Finalists In: Accenture Design and User experience Award

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    I have a drive for user driven solution development, I am currently undertaking a 6 month industry scholarship in the Watson program for IBM. I am the first Watson intern in Australia and I have had incredible exposure to cognitive computing and machine learning, both of which I am incredibly passionate about. On the project I cover a number of roles, I am involved in both the technical side and the customer interfacing, and thus I have both the skills to sell the product and understand and develop it. I have also had the opportunity to study project management (alongside ... read more

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    Jesse Arundell

    Macquarie University
    Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Marketing and Bachelor of Arts majoring in Media, Culture and Communications

    Finalists In: Woolworths Limited Consumer Goods, Marketing and Retail Award

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    Over the course of the next fifteen years, I believe that I will become a leader in the business/marketing industry due to my creative problem solving-skills and my understanding of the impending, exponential boom of disruptive technologies and the underlying innovation/design thinking required to harness their power. In addition to these two core attributes, I also believe that my current level of experience within the industry has already allowed me to develop a nuanced skillset in making complex-decisions, effectively communicating with stakeholders and developing solutions to multifaceted business problems. I believe that these skills will grow over time ... read more

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    Jesse Carey

    University of Sydney
    Bachelor of Economics majoring in Economics and Bachelor of Law majoing in Law

    Finalists In: PageUp Social Change Advocate, Fusion Graduate Consultancy First in Family Award, Public Sector Award

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    I have a long history of public speaking and presentation skills. Since primary school, Ive been sought out opportunities to speak. Each of these experiences have taught me how to hold an audience and articulate myself without preparation. I have refined these skills and applied them through activities in university ranging from legal Mock Trials to university debating and chairing panel events. Coupled with my public speaking abilities is my ambition to grow and learn more about areas relevant to my fields. I have never shied away from a challenge and taken the easy route. Whether it be living and ... read more

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    Jonathan Tatton

    University of Wollongong
    Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Supply Chain Management and Bachelor of Communication & Media Studies majoring in Advertising & Marketing

    Finalists In: Nestlé Logistics, Supply Chain and Operations Award, Fusion Graduate Consultancy First in Family Award

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    Having the ability to interact with people of all walks of life, whether in university, professional, social or volunteer situations is a key attribute I pride myself on. I am a strong people person, whom values the connections and relationships that I form with people. My interpersonal skills branch from my life experiences through my work, university, social, volunteer and international experiences and exposure. Secondly i would highlight my desire to seek new opportunities and take the road less traveled as another key attribute I posses. I always seek new opportunities that not only assist myself, but those around me.

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    Jordan Van Etten

    Western Sydney University
    Bachelor of International Studies majoring in Asian Relations and Bachelor of Business majoring in International Business

    Finalists In: Woolworths Limited Consumer Goods, Marketing and Retail Award, PageUp Social Change Advocate

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    I am charismatic, resourceful, optimistic and compassionate. I have travelled extensively, developed cultural sensitivity, initiative and a global conscience by undertaking various international events including an internship in Mumbai and an environmental conference in Manila.

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    Josiah Hickson

    University of Newcastle
    Bachelor of Business majoring in International Business and Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Economics and Finance

    Finalists In: AMP Investment Banking and Fund Management Award, Fusion Graduate Consultancy First in Family Award

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    I am a diligent and enthusiastic young professional seeking to develop my skills in an economics or finance based role. I am currently completing my third year of a combined Bachelor of Business (International Business) / Bachelor of Commerce (Economics & Finance) and work as a Senior PASS Leader. I am an ambitious, hardworking and motivated individual. These values, reflective of my family upbringing, have underpinned my academic success. I have a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 91.65 and a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 6.95. I have also had the honour of receiving several awards and scholarships including the ... read more

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    Julia Booth

    Griffith University
    Bachelor of Information Technology Advanced with Honours majoring in System Services and Networking

    Finalists In: Deloitte Software Development Award, KPMG Diversity Award

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    While I may not know everything there is to know yet about the field I want to work in I am dedicated and passionate about learning and expanding my views on it. I believe that realising theres so much more knowledge out there, and learning from others who will have different experiences in that regard, is just as important in being a Future Leader as having a lot of acquired knowledge and skill sets. I am adaptable, capable and flexible in my reasoning and understanding of I.T. and always seek to push myself further. During my time before attending ... read more

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    Kaitlyn Lyons

    Queensland University of Technology
    Bachelor of Engineering majoring in Mechatronics, Programming and Robotics

    Finalists In: Jacobs Engineering Consulting Award

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    I have developed many skills that will contribute to my success as a Future Leader in the robotics and programming fields of engineering and these attributed can be split into two main categories: Leadership and Knowledge. The first, Leadership, has been achieved through my extra curricular activities such as Australian Air Force Cadets and the Leadership, Development and Innovation Program run at my university. These programs have taught me about leadership in general as well as handling a group of subordinates in an appropriate manner. I have learnt to be just but fair when dealing with difficult situations and have ... read more

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    Kelly Ireland

    Macquarie University
    Bachelor of Business Leadership and Commerce majoring in Accounting and International Business

    Finalists In: Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Accounting and Financial Management Award, Fusion Graduate Consultancy First in Family Award

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    Constant learning is the key to success, irrespective of field, and this notion is applicable to any aspect of life. No matter what endeavour I undertake I strive to be the best, work the hardest, and persevere the longest. Accounting for me is about all of this. It is about taking a field I am interested in and have passion for; and being the hardest worker in the industry. I do not have it as lucky as some, I do not have a clear career path mapped in my mind, but I believe with my enthusiasm and knowledge if I ... read more

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    Kristin Gleeson

    Griffith University
    Bachelor of Science majoring in Marine Biology and Wildlife Biology

    Finalists In: AECOM Science, Research and Development Award

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    I am a third year science student majoring in marine and wildlife biology, ecology and conservation. I am not only passionate about helping to make a change in this world, but in educating and inspiring others to do the same. Education has changed my life, and I believe that knowledge is power. I hope to encourage and inspire others to make changes in their life that help to sustain a great future for generations to come, without sacrificing the ecosystems we rely on so heavily. I plan to lead innovative research that shows these goals are possible through science. During ... read more

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    Madelyn Green

    Griffith University
    Bachelor of Forensic Science majoring in Molecular Biology and Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

    Finalists In: AECOM Science, Research and Development Award

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    I strive for results. I take on new opportunities. I listen. I love to learn. One of the fascinating things I found about science is that there is always something new to learn, there is always a new challenge to take on or puzzle to solve. I have had numerous international experiences that have broadened my views and ways of thinking. I am open to new people, new cultures and new ideas and I believe that this dynamic mindset can be innovative and infectious when working in the science industry. I strive hard to achieve quality results while simultaneously managing ... read more

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    Magdalena Janas

    Monash University
    Bachelor of Arts majoring in International Relations

    Finalists In: Public Sector Award, PageUp Social Change Advocate

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    I believe that leadership involves sharing your vision with others, and motivating them so that they want to reach it with you. I know that I have the passion and drive to inspire others, the communication skills to connect with them and the organisational skills to manage projects successfully. Leading by example is essential to my approach, as all of the most inspiring leaders in my life have been those I would like to emulate. I am particularly passionate about equality and justice, and how these are affected by policy both nationally and internationally. I can see myself in a ... read more

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    Marissa Toto

    University of Technology, Sydney
    Bachelor of Accounting majoring in Accounting and Economics

    Finalists In: AMP Investment Banking and Fund Management Award

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    After completing my 6 month internship at DEXUS Property Group in the Funds Management division, I have been exposed to the technical and interpersonal skills that are for accounting and finance specifically, but more broadly the importance of a substantial understanding of the business and economics spheres as a whole. My experience working with professional experience, as well as the plethora of extra-curricular groups I am involved in have exposed me to experiences ranging from working with CEOs to organizing panels to discuss the future of the Australian economy and industries. As well as working in these professional environments, I ... read more

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    Mark Jeyaraj

    University of Sydney
    Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Economics and Finance and Accounting

    Finalists In: Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Accounting and Financial Management Award, PageUp Social Change Advocate, KPMG Diversity Award

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    I am a future leader in social change consulting, with a vision to combine my passion for consulting and involvement in socially excluded communities into a start up that targets students in the arts, commerce, law and science fields. As such I not only want to redefine the nature of consulting, but build a sustainable tool that connects Australian with South Asia and South America to deliver projects that they can see for themselves deliver. I understand what it takes to operate in this field because my cultural quotient has excelled as I visited those places mentioned above to understand ... read more

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    Matthew Rowe

    UNSW Australia
    Bachelor of Engineering majoring in Embedded System Design And Application

    Finalists In: Jacobs Engineering Consulting Award

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    I pride myself on being a friendly, open minded young man who has always been complimented on my communication skills as well as exhibiting a high grade of professionalism. I am an outgoing and energetic person who brings enthusiasm to all that I do and I coalesce this with my energetic interpersonal skills allowing me to bring to the table the qualities of a mature and engaging speaker. With these abilities, and my past and present leadership roles I am confident in saying I have developed my leadership skills into one of my key strengths. In addition, I believe I ... read more

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    Matthew Lim

    University of Western Australia
    Bachelor of Laws majoring in Political Science and International Relations and Bachelor of Arts majoring in Economics

    Finalists In: Ashurst Law Award

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    Over the past five years, since commencing my law degree, I have enjoyed an incredibly rewarding professional hockey career that has allowed me to represent Australia and live in many different countries. I often assume leadership roles and have found immense satisfaction in getting the best out of my peers. Traveling internationally while continuing my degree has required constant adaptation and problem solving to overcome new challenges. To remain competitive as a graduate and an athlete requires eternal vigilance and enormous sacrifice. I must be perseverant, ambitious and maintain a strong work ethic. To continue to grow and succeed I ... read more

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    Matthew Gamin

    University of Queensland
    Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Finance

    Finalists In: AMP Investment Banking and Fund Management Award

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    The skills and attributes required to become a future leader are similar to those essential for success. However, in saying this a great leader will be successful in their field whilst a successful individual may not necessarily be a great leader. I believe I have a handful of attributes that will make me a Future Leader in the corporate sector, these are: drive, professionalism, consistency and confidence. I am a very driven person in all aspects of my life and this is reflected in my academic achievements and GPA along with involvement in physical and charitable work. This is essential ... read more

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    Michael Bettison

    University of Adelaide
    Bachelor of Engineering majoring in Mechanical Engineering

    Finalists In: Jacobs Engineering Consulting Award

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    I am currently in my third year at the University of Adelaide studying a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) (Mechanical). This program has so far included a wide range of subjects and areas of study, ranging from whole system design and manufacturing strategies, machine dynamics and control systems to heat transfer and thermodynamics. I have greatly enjoyed all subjects so far and also performed strongly across the board, maintaining a High Distinction average. As a consulting engineer I would be required to work in diverse fields from project to project, so my capability in these various fields would stand me in ... read more

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    Michael Bergin

    Queensland University of Technology
    Bachelor of Engineering majoring in Civil/Construction Engineering

    Finalists In: Westpac Group Technology Innovation and Entrepreneur Award

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    I believe I possess the hunger, drive and commitment to excellence that is required to make me a future leader in my chosen field. I have an entrepreneurial mindset; I am resourceful and take initiative. I started an online fitness clothing business whilst in my final year of my engineering degree, which has grown to $20k in annual revenue. I learned how to build a website, monitor business financials, import from overseas, manage inventory and use marketing techniques to grow my business. I am diligent, detail-oriented and have a strong problem-solving background. My experience as a tunnel engineer has given ... read more

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    Mikaela DiLeva

    University of Wollongong
    Bachelor of Science majoring in Health Sciences

    Finalists In: AECOM Science, Research and Development Award

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    As a university student I am organised, focused, and passionate about achieving my career goals. I thrive on challenging myself and putting to use my problem solving skills. I believe I am equipped to become a future leader in science, research and development because I have the ability to communicate and work well with others, I have determination and passion, and commit whole heartedly to the task at hand. Furthermore I am a highly motivated and self-driven learner. Other skills and attributes I can bring to the table include creativity and the ability to think outside the box for alternative ... read more

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    Mitchell Neill

    Queensland University of Technology
    Bachelor of Engineering majoring in Computer and Software Systems

    Finalists In: Suncorp Information Technology Award, PageUp Social Change Advocate, Fusion Graduate Consultancy First in Family Award

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    The attributes and skills which will make me a future leader in information technology, social change, and design and user experience; stem from my participation in numerous community based organisations and projects. In my first semester at university I designed and developed my own website in order to assist the engineering cohort in the transition into university (through learning resources, video tutorials and practice exams), sparking my passion for education and community involvement. This passion has since led me to numerous projects such as: Designing a virtual learning environment to assist intellectually disadvantaged adults further their capacity for social independence ... read more

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    Nicholas Hough

    University of Sydney
    Bachelor of Information Technology with Honours majoring in Information Systems

    Finalists In: Deloitte Software Development Award

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    At 21 years of age, I am motivated, passionate and ambitious in all areas of my life, with pursuits ranging from founding a disruptive tech startup to competing in high performance sport. A Writing my first line of code at 13, I have a love for software and all stages of the development process. In my 4 year IT degree, I have gained an HD average for IT subjects each year. I am able to design and implement projects in many platforms, having published software for mobile, desktops and even Augmented Reality glasses. A Server-side systems and cloud computing are ... read more

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    Peter Morian

    UNSW Australia
    Bachelor of Actuarial Studies majoring in Actuarial Studies and Bachelor of Economis majoring in Econometrics

    Finalists In: Westpac Banking, Insurance & Financial Services Award

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    The attributes that make a great Future Leader include my motivation to succeed, maintaining absolute integrity and the consistency I put into any activity I perform, and always looking for ways to improve myself in any way possible. I am a firm believer of taking initiative and going for every opportunity that is presented to me. To succeed in the categories that I selected, being a team player and listening to others are essential characteristics for a Future Leader to have. I love working in group environments as it allows me to meet new people and to gain multiple perspectives ... read more

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    Priya Baliga

    University of Melbourne
    Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Finance

    Finalists In: Westpac Banking, Insurance & Financial Services Award

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    As a young and enthusiastic individual I believe I am a Future Leader as I bring to any field my strong interpersonal skills, passion for learning and excellent communication skills, both written and oral.I believe these are qualities of a good leader coupled with the attributes of being approachable, able to take initiative when necessary and delegate tasks based on the understanding the needs of a team. My most recent leadership experience was during the International Accounting Study Program in USA whereby we visited General Electric and the speaker asked for a volunteer out of the forty of us ... read more

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    Raja Baksi

    University of Adelaide
    Bachelor of Engineering with Honours majoring in Mechanical Engineering

    Finalists In: Orica Mining, Oil and Gas Award

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    By the end of 2015 I will have a firm grasp of 24 relevant Mechanical engineering subjects. My high academic achievements will particularly highlight my strengths in technical communications, thermodynamics/heat transfer/fluid mechanics, manufacturing and quality systems, and sustainable development. I have undertaken 6 weeks of biomechanical research involving the preliminary design of a biofidelic mechanical neck, as part of research scholarship awarded to me. This experience exposed me to a high level of professionalism in scientific research and challenged my design skills in a field of work I had no previous knowledge of. I face challenges with optimism ... read more

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    Ranie Nguyen

    UNSW Australia
    Bachelor of Civil Engineering and Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Finance and Accounting

    Finalists In: Westpac Banking, Insurance & Financial Services Award, Fusion Graduate Consultancy First in Family Award, KPMG Diversity Award

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    The skills and attributes that make me a future leader would be that I am proactive in taking initiatives to strive for excellence and improvement while being innovative in solving problems and finally my leadership skills with the ability to work effectively in a diverse team. I believe my motivation to make a greater contribution to the wider community is largely fulfilled through extracurricular and voluntary involvement, such as the Ronald McDonald House. I am very passionate about leading a team but also nurture and develop other growth. I assist others through the exchange of constructive feedback and evaluation. My ... read more

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    Robert Ferritto

    Curtin University of Technology
    Bachelor of Engineering majoring in Chemical Engineering and Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Economics

    Finalists In: Jacobs Engineering Consulting Award

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    Five of the key skills and attributes that will make me a future leader include empathy, persistence, decisiveness, trustworthiness and respect. My empathetic attribute has grown over years of volunteering to help disadvantaged people (homeless, living with disabilities etc). While doing this I realised that they do not want anyones sympathy, they want to be treated like a normal person. Ultimately, it boils down to the idea that one should not treat people how one wants to be treated, but one should treat others how they want to be treated. Empathy is the key factor in achieving this. Persistence is ... read more

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    Samantha Law

    University of Wollongong
    Bachelor of Engineering majoring in Civil Engineering and Bachelor of Science majoring in Science-Physical Geography

    Finalists In: Jacobs Engineering Consulting Award

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    I have many skills that will make me a future leader including good communication skills and the ability to convey information to people in a timely and respectful manner, this has been fostered through Australian army cadets. I have initiative and able to make good, supported decisions under pressure, fostered through many years lifeguarding and working for the Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter. I am approachable and friendly and have a high work ethic (distinction average).

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    Sarthak Sinha

    UNSW Australia
    Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Finance and Bachelor of Laws

    Finalists In: Ashurst Law Award

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    As an energetic student of Commerce and Law, I have gained valuable skills that will definitely help me succeed in my chosen categories. For me, the most practically applicable as a leader and team member would be my communication and interpersonal skills. I think it is vital for a Future Leader to excel in verbal and oral communication skills and being able to express ideas clearly and succinctly. I have honed these skills through my extra-curricular activities such as Law Competitions, my involvement in Model United Nations and as a teacher at Project Academy. Team leadership is an equally important ... read more

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    Scott Luengen

    University of Queensland
    Bachelor of Engineering majoring in Mechanical and Materials Engineering and Bachelor of Science majoring in Mathematics

    Finalists In: Jacobs Engineering Consulting Award

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    A leader needs to be able to effectively communicate, mentor and manage a group of diverse individuals. As a result of working in hospitality for 9 years I have developed strong inter-personal and team working skills in a variety of situations, with people from all backgrounds. This first-hand experience has reinforced to me just how important effective communication, mutual respect and strong leadership are in delivering positive outcomes. Not only have I applied these skills at work, I have successfully used them as team leader in numerous barista competitions to great effect. As a barista trainer and university tutor, I ... read more

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    Siddharth Doshi

    UNSW Australia
    Bachelor of Engineering majoring in Materials Science and Master of Engineering majoring in Biomedical Engineering

    Finalists In: AECOM Science, Research and Development Award

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    1: Applying rigour to solve complex problems In engineering and science, complex technical problems often consist of many unknowns and many levels at which things can go wrong. Through experience working in a range of scientific areas, in both industry and academic research, I have learnt how to break down these problems into hierarchies of subsystems which can be systematically addressed. As part of my current work with the BIOMOD team, I am working on single molecule imaging of biological machines. I broke down the vague problem of "the microscope not working" into a hierarchy with three subsections - issues with ... read more

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    Stephanie Newman

    University of Technology, Sydney
    Bachelor of Communication majoring in Social and Political Sciences and Bachelor of International Studies majoring in Japanese

    Finalists In: Public Sector Award, PageUp Social Change Advocate

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    I do not just talk the talk: I walk the walk. In everything that I do in my professional, academic and personal life, I strive to act as a role model for others. In my Social Inquiry degree at university, I aim to facilitate and enable others to express their opinions during class debates. An example of this has been assisting in the UTS HELPS program that assists ESL students with their spoken and written English. Helping students through this program to gain confidence in English has been rewarding, and reflects my dedication to the empowerment of others within the ... read more

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    Sumiya Sultan

    Macquarie University
    Bachelor of Engineering with Honours majoring in Electronics

    Finalists In: Jacobs Engineering Consulting Award, PageUp Social Change Advocate, KPMG Diversity Award, Performance Education Group International Student Award

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    I am currently pursuing a Bachelor of Electronics Engineering degree and hold a Macquarie University Merit Scholarship that covers my full tuition. I am a result oriented, honest and responsible person who has a passion for helping others. I believe in audacity, self-excellence and in creating opportunities to improve and grow rather than simply looking for them. I have maintained a high distinction average throughout my studies, whilst working at three jobs and participating in extracurricular activities like my Presidential role in WISE and treasurer role in Bangladeshi Student Association, all at the same time. I believe this highlights my ... read more

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    Tate Stuchbery

    University of Adelaide
    Bachelor of Psychological Science majoring in Psychology

    Finalists In: Capgemini Business and Management Consulting Award, Fusion Graduate Consultancy First in Family Award

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    Throughout my university degree and my life I have proven to be an effective and efficient leader. I have worked in supervisor and leadership roles in my work outside of university time, and through my work in the fast paced hospitality sector I have gained a great deal of time management skills and the ability to perform well under pressure. This is also evident within my university degree, I am a dedicated and ambitious university student, which is shown through my grades as well as my motivation to continue to improve. This is also shown through my travelling overseas and ... read more

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    Tessa Marshall

    University of Melbourne
    Bachelor of Biomedicine majoring in Microbiology & Immunology

    Finalists In: AECOM Science, Research and Development Award

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    Leadership is not just being the best in your field, it is the ability to bring out the best in others as well. This requires a number of different skills. Firstly, I strive to lead by example by continually learning. I have achieved all First Class Honours in my degree so far, and intend to continue in this fashion, and completing a research project over the summer at the Children Hospital Westmead equipped me with a deeper knowledge of the ins and outs of research. Expertise in your field is not the only attribute necessary for leadership. As a consultant ... read more

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    Tim Bishop

    Macquarie University
    Bachelor of Information Technology majoring in Business Information Systems

    Finalists In: Suncorp Information Technology Award

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    I have developed a strong work ethic and am very comfortable assuming leadership positions in either university studies or in the workplace. I enjoy helping and tutoring other students to succeed in the field of study I am passionate about. I believe my most relevant skill to being a future leader is my the ease at which I can pass on pass on my acquired knowledge to my fellow students. This skill had been honed through voluntary and paid tutoring which I have conducted over the past two years of university life. The success of these tutoring session has instilled ... read more

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    Tony Qiu

    University of Queensland
    Bachelor of Engineering majoring in Mining & Geotechnical Engineering

    Finalists In: Orica Mining, Oil and Gas Award, Performance Education Group International Student Award

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    1. Teamwork/ Leadership skills I have good teamwork skills. Examples are shown as follows: . 2014 7 2015 Leader in BHP Billiton AusIMM Southern Queensland Student Chapter Local Mining Games . Activity coordinator at the University of Queensland Science and Engineering Challenge . Project Leader in Core Drilling Strata Detection in ENG1200, Engineering Modeling & Problem Solving I see all these opportunities as great chances to improve my leadership skills and teamwork skills 2.Analytical skill I am a high achieving student and I believe it indicates that I can learn stuff really fast and I can get adapted to a new environment in ... read more

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    Tvisa Sood

    Western Sydney University
    Bachelor of Criminology and Bachelor of Law

    Finalists In: Ashurst Law Award

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    I am currently studying Bachelor of Criminology/ Bachelor of Law, and this degree has expanded my understanding of our social world and its issues. I aim to apply my knowledge learnt in my degree to improve the state of our crime policies and change the face of crime and our perception of it. I am a strong-willed, determined and dedicated person and I have displayed this by diligently attending university classes and achieving Distinctions in 8 out of 13 units, despite the fact it takes me 2 hours and 40 mins to travel to university one way. I am also ... read more

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    Xin Na Zeng

    UNSW Australia
    Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Marketing and International Business

    Finalists In: Woolworths Limited Consumer Goods, Marketing and Retail Award

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    Ever since I completed my first marketing assignment in Year 9, I have been passionate about marketing. I love the ability to think outside the box, to not only understand the motivations and thought patterns of consumers but to also be able to influence their behaviour. This passion led me to study Marketing at University of New South Wales. I have continued to explore the multi-faceted world of marketing through completing internships, whether locally at Fossil Australia and Export Council of Australia or internationally with Jack Morton Worldwide in Shanghai. Additionally, I have demonstrated my leadership capabilities through my role ... read more

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    Yifei Pei

    Other University
    Bachelor of Arts with Honours majoring in Marketing Management

    Finalists In: Deloitte Software Development Award, PageUp Social Change Advocate

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    In my perspective, the most important things of being a Computer Scientist or Software Engineer are the curiosity and the initiative of problem solving. Curiosity drives me to acquire new technologies in this fast developing domain and gives me g