Swinburne Alumni Panel: Life After Graduation

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What does life look like after Swinburne? Hear from recent graduates about all the highs and lows, and how Swinburne has prepared them to take on life beyond university.

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What advice would you give your past self? Well, these recent Swinburne graduates are here to offer you advice about how to make the most out of your university experience and what you can expect from life after graduation.

When: Tuesday 27 October at 4pm
Where: Register here to receive a link to the Zoom session

Meet the panel:

Deborah Loats
Deborah studied at Swinburne’s Hawthorn campus for six years, completing the Bachelor of Science (Psychology and Psychophysiology) and Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) in 2017. She now specialises in human factors at Metro Trains and works to improve rail safety by considering the different variables that influence human performance.

Brendan Doidge
Brendan is a Commerce (Accounting) graduate who works in special projects, leaning to process Improvement, strategic planning and in-house policy implementation. Brendan now works in higher education with experience in management consulting, telecommunications and community engagement while working toward a career in strategy development that links economics, sustainability and diversity.

Christopher Jayawardena
While studying at Swinburne, Chris was actively involved in student clubs and acted as a Swinburne Student Ambassador. Since completing his Honours of Engineering in 2019, he currently works as a graduate mechanical engineer.

Yousef Shadid
Yousef completed a Business Management degree from Swinburne University in 2015. During his degree, he took advantage of the exchange opportunities in both The Netherlands and Mexico. Yousef was the Swinburne Abroad Ambassador and volunteered as an O-Host leader. Upon graduation, he was named a Swinburne Emerging Leader.
Yousef’s passion for empowering students led him to found GradShip, which aims to upskill both local and international graduates in order to enhance their employability in Australia

Malik Khan
Malik is passionate about empowering young graduates/undergraduates in the pursuance of their career. He has a Bachelor in Civil Engineering (India) and a Masters of Construction and Infrastructure Management (Swinburne University). With previous work experience in engineering, manufacturing and construction industries in India and Australia, he currently works as a Project Administrator with Edina Building Group. and volunteers as a Content Curator for The Construction Coach.