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  • Teaching graduate Matt McKenna at school

    From hospo to teaching: Matt's career did a full 180

    When Matt was working in the hospitality industry, he thought he had his career all mapped out. But after one too many long shifts, it turns out that wasn’t the case. A desire for change led him back into the classroom, as a student then teacher. Now he teaches others the skills to follow their dreams. 

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  • MBA graduate Commander Sachin Sharma

    An MBA changed this top cop's worldview

    Sachin Sharma was a Superintendent of the NT Police when he decided to study a Master of Business Administration online at CDU. It would change his worldview—and his career. 

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  • Saba Sadiq MBA graduate at work

    Saba's MBA sparked a whole new career

    After almost a decade of working in diverse multinational organisations, Saba Sadiq had plenty of people skills. A Master of Business Administration gave her the knowledge to harness people management strategy and enter a new dream career in HR.

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  • CDU Alumni Awards finalist Ross Cook

    The student that just keeps giving: Meet Ross

    Ross Cook’s extensive career is testament to his adaptability, skills and caring nature. His study experience with CDU built a greater sense of confidence in his own abilities and what he could achieve. Now he's paying it forward.

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  • CDU Alumni Awards finalist Jurse Salandanan

    Building community from the ground up: Meet Jurse

    Jurse Salandanan's love of paying it forward saw him forming an award-winning organisation in response to COVID-19. He's already contributed significantly to the architectural and international student community, but he's only getting started. 

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  • CDU Alumni Awards finalist Rob Law

    Rob's work gives a voice to the environment

    Rob Law is a staunch advocate for environmental preservation and lobbies for policy change on its behalf. His CDU studies provided the perfect springboard for driving change. 

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  • Alumni Awards Finalist Dr Monishka Narayan graduation

    Monishka is pouring her energy into making change

    With leaders like Dr Monishka Narayan, the future is bright. Passion, determination and her academic experience at CDU have driven her to forge a successful career in the energy sector. Her actions today are improving our tomorrow.

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  • Karina Gray Alumni Awards Finalist Outside Starwin

    An inspirational community member: Meet Karina

    Karina used the knowledge she gained during her legal studies degree to create Starwin, a female-led community enterprise in Darwin. Its growth and success are testament to her hard work and dedication to others.

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  • Madalena Costa Soares Alumni Awards

    Madalena's working on healthy outcomes for all

    Madalena spends her life improving the lives of others. Thanks to CDU's flexible learning, she was able to study a Master of Public Policy at CDU while working as Vice Minister for Health in the Timor-Leste government.

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