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The skills toolkit

CBE alumna Dr Valerie Caines shares the key differences between working in academia and the private sector.

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Gaining more by giving back

ANU Commerce and Science graduate shares his career path and the benefits of mentorship.

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ROI – Return on Internships

CBE alumna and internship host, Fuzuki Nishimura, explains the importance of internships.

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Beyond bookkeeping

Alumnus Harry Hoang recognised as one of the most influential Asian-Australians for his leadership in accounting.

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Food for thought

CBE commerce graduate Brogan Goode discusses his ‘new life’ as a food guide in Canberra.

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Creating your dream job

CBE commerce graduate Victor Jiang shares his perspective on being a tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist.

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Managing investor expectations

CBE alumnus Jie Chang, who completed a Master of Financial Management (with Merit), sheds light on China’s wealth-management industry.

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Banking knowledge

Former Master of Finance student Mingjun Sun shares her ANU and professional experience.

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Executive decisions

Economics graduate Rob Fisher sheds light on the operations of a renewable energy company.

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Shooting three-pointers

Jason Weng, who studied Actuarial Studies and Finance at CBE, shares his journey into the world of data analytics.

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Boosting community healthcare

MBA student Donisha Duff discusses the health sector for Indigenous communities in Australia and overseas.

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The COVID-19 code of conduct

Dr Jane Gunn, who completed her PhD at CBE, discusses the opportunities for organisations and leaders in a post-pandemic world.

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Complex climate

CBE alumna Jo Evans, who completed a bachelor degree in Asian Studies and Economics (Honours), reflects on climate change and policy.

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Gaining more than the syllabus

ANU graduand Faez Faris, who is studying a Bachelor of Economics, recalls his unique student experience.

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Purpose, profit and impact

International Business graduate Cheryl Ng discusses her career trajectory, social enterprise and her CBE experience.

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Decoding digital taxation

Dr Arnaldo Purba, who completed his PhD at CBE, expands on digital taxation and learning to conduct ‘proper research’ at ANU.

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Learning the language of business

ANU graduand Shuai He, who studied accounting, recollects his unique student experiences.

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Thought leadership in risk management

Dr Laura Ryan, who obtained an Honours degree in Actuarial Studies from CBE, discusses investment management during COVID-19.

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A sustainable resolve

David Maywald, who studied accounting, finance and economics at CBE, shares his insights on sustainable investment.

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Bridging the data-literacy divide

Bartolomeo Badalassi, who studied Actuarial Studies at CBE, shares his consultancy insights and enthusiasm for data.

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The future belongs to the problem-solvers

Commerce graduate Rachel Lau discusses what it’s like to be a business owner and the fate of start-ups in Asia post-COVID-19.

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A front row view of global finance

ANU alumna Cathie Armour sheds light on how financial and legal systems contribute to community wellbeing.

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Forging one’s own path

CBE alumna Stacey Lin, an actuarial consultant, reflects on her academic and professional growth.

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All things data

CBE alumnus Shubham Singh sheds light on his academic and professional growth in Australia.

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Leaping forward

ANU, Harvard and now Stanford, CBE alumnus Matthew Jacob reflects on the diverse academic pathways.

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Data, AI and fighting COVID-19

CBE alumnus and Auditor-General of Victoria Andrew Greaves sheds light on data analytics and organisational misconduct.

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Taking centre stage: Team Australia at Expo 2020

World Expos are among the largest international events on the planet, taking place every five years and lasting six months. They are events that showcase the best examples of collaboration, innovation and cooperation from around the world.

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The sky is the limit

ANU alumna and RBA economist June Ma recounts her journey to Harvard University.

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Staying mentally strong during COVID-19

CBE alumnus Andrew Thorp is the Head of Strategy and Planning at Beyond Blue, an Australian not-for-profit organisation that specialises in providing information, advice, and support to help everyone in the country to achieve their best possible mental-health level.

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The value of adaptability

CBE alumnus Adrian King, a Partner at PwC, shares his insights on COVID-19 and life after graduating.

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Walking the walk

CBE alumna Iris Chan shares her industry insights on customer experience in the Asia Pacific, why a company’s most important asset is its talent and how her ANU experience influenced her most formative years.

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Standing out from the crowd

CBE alumnus Miles Wu shares his views on digital economies and his experience at ANU.

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A page-turner

CBE alumna and prominent author Jamila Rizvi discusses mentorship for women, writing and Hermione Granger.

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Reinforcing community health

CBE alumnus Mike Wilson OAM shares his insights on Australia’s community health and the not-for-profit industry.

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Australia’s corporate culture needs a boost

Phil Ruthven AM, founder and owner of IBISWorld, reviews the country’s corporate complexities.

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How to start a revolution in education

Driven to revolutionise education in Asia, CBE alumnus receives prestigious Schwarzman Scholarship.

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Practicing theories and positivity

“ANU has trained me to deal with problems from different perspectives,” reflects CBE alumna Yun Liu.

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Economically driven

CBE alumnus and aspiring economist, Flint O’Neil, reflects on his academic journey from ANU to Yale University.

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In need of culturally appropriate homes

CBE alumna Kim Sinclair discusses how its not all “doom and gloom” for Aboriginal housing.

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CBE Alumni Hall of Fame 2019

CBE Alumni Hall of Fame recognises the achievements of the College’s alumni who have made significant societal impacts.

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Crime, collusion and cryptocurrency

An ANU panel of blockchain and cryptocurrency specialists share their industry and legal insights.

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Visions of a New Indonesia

At an event in Jakarta, a panel of senior and recent alumni discussed their visions of Indonesia.

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Reaching Multiple Verticals

CBE alumnus Alastair J M Walton discusses his diplomatic responsibilities as Consul-General of Australia in New York.

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Leadership requires an adaptive approach

'When transitioning into a new environment if you are not learning new things then you are probably not doing it right'

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Moving up the echelons of Finance

‘One must climb the corporate ladder keeping in mind your partner’s career and family as equal priority’.

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Tips to run a successful business

Four young Malaysian entrepreneurs share untold and “uncool” aspects of running successful businesses.

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Investing in the Future

'Beijing's entrepreneurial spirit sets it apart from the world'.

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'Change is the only constant in e−commerce'

As a strategy associate for the largest e-commerce operator in South-East Asia, Huiqi Low shares her insights.

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Finance is not just bookkeeping

Westpac International’s CFO Rod Jackson reflects on his 40-year career.

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'A simple pursuit can result in a great moment'

PolicyStreet Co-Founder Winnie Chua shares her thoughts and experience on the developing world of insurance.

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The higher value of Higher Education

‘My employer recognised my academic rigour and offered me a gig’

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The path to success is lined with learning

Khoi Vu graduated from CBE and has gone on to achieve great things within Vietnam's finance sector.

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Knowledge is a career investment that pays off

William Fong is a CBE alumnus who credits his success to volunteering and networking at conferences while a student.

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