Meet our alumni

Meet our Business School Alumni

Alumni Patrick Jin

Patrick Jin
Master of Business Administration

"I still remember the recruiter telling me: ‘Patrick, Wollongong is the eighth biggest city in Australia. You will never regret it – just come over.’ .... It turned out to be a great result: UOW became the driver in my career change." 

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Brendon Lyon

Brendon Lyon
Executive Master of Business Administration

"Leading a national industry group means that I have to be able to manage my team, oversee our core business and also have an eye to the future. That’s why I found the Executive MBA at UOW Sydney Business School to be an outstanding option for my ongoing professional development."

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Alumni Nhu Thi Cam Ho

Nhu Thi Cam Ho
Master of International Business

"I came to study with UOW Sydney Business School not only because of the scholarship I was awarded but also because of the school’s reputation and that of the city of Wollongong. UOW Sydney Business School was the best choice I could have made for my overseas study."

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Robert Gorkin MBA Alumni

Robert Gorkin III
Master of Business Administration

Robert Gorkin III, is an entrepreneur, leading the team behind a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation supported project, with a particular interest in sexual health in the developing world. He has worked on five continents with world-class institutes and companies from international corporations to start-ups and not-for-profits.

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Chris Azzi Alumni

Chris Azzi
Master of Business Administration

"...UOW Sydney Business School had a significant impact on my learning journey. From day one, the lecturers created an environment that challenged the status quo, and I evolved in terms of approaching a contemporary business issue. Further to that, with the location of the Sydney campus, it created a professional yet  ..."

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Alumni Arush Kumarage

Arush Kumarage
Master of Science (Logistics)

"UOW Sydney Business School is one of the leading business schools in Australia and the Master of Science – Logistics program is highly acclaimed both by academics and industry professionals. Since I was keen to further pursue my studies abroad, UOW Sydney Business School fitted right..."

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Chikara Tonoki

Chikara Tonoki
Master of Business Administration

"I chose full-time MBA course at Sydney Campus because the location was perfect for not only studying, but also experiencing one of the inspiring cosmopolitan cities in Australia. Another reason for learning at UOW Sydney Business School was its reputation for customer-driven services."

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Alberto Escribano

Alberto Escribano
Master of Project Management, Master of Management

“Theory is good, research and study is fantastic, but knowledge explodes with the practice. UOW Sydney Business School gives students the tools to operate in business. Managing people and implementing ideas is a day-to-day skill that can only be developed with practice, respect for the profession,..."

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Rakesh Ram Palakodati

Rakesh Ram Palakodati
Master of International Business, Master of Business Administration

“There’s a lot of things UOW taught me, and trust me, I have been trying to put it into practice ever since. Taking up a Masters in International Business for starters also helped me to understand cultures different from my own and to respect people accordingly was the most profound thing I learnt from all of this, I must say"...

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Mandeep Sodhi

Mandeep Sodhi
Executive Master of Business Administration

"I had a great time networking with my cohort and learning from industry experts who shared real success and failure stories. The experience at UOW Sydney Business School exceeded my expectations as I received support and guidance whether related to my course or to the start-up.”

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Alumni David Bickett

David Bickett
Master of Business Coaching

"The UOW Sydney Business School Master of Business Coaching degree has assisted my career not only as a business coach, but also as an integral enhancement to my own business development capabilities. This is a direct result of applying the key skills I learnt, including deep listening, more effective ... "

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Steven Purcell

Steven Purcell
Executive Master of Business Administration

"Although I can measure the value of the EMBA degree in financial benefit, I believe the greatest benefit to me personally was instilling within my children a belief in the intrinsic value of education. A goal which when attained was not measured in lecture notes, words or academic references, but one measured..."

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Sebastian Isbanner Alumni

Sebastian Isbanner
Master of Business Administration

"... at UOW Sydney Business School, the structure of the program accommodated for the fact that business is intertwined with a multitude of areas such as finance, marketing, economics, and most importantly, people — like in the real world. It is not about functions in isolation; it is how they interact and the overall strategic view."

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Alumni Jing Zhang

Jing Zhang
Master of Professional Accounting

"My degree gave me the opportunity to immigrate and stay in Australia and work as a professional accountant, which is what I am interested in. It also gave me the chance to study and live in another country. I find myself feeling happy and comfortable staying in here, no matter whether I’m studying or working."

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Alumni Francisca Rebolledo

Francisca Rebolledo
Master of International Business, Master of Business Administration

"I feel that studying at UOW Sydney Business School allowed me to develop my capacity of sharing with different cultures as well as to develop leadership skills. The program gave me leadership and strategic skills and opened my mind in so many aspects that has allowed me to make right decision in my career."

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Tarun Goel

Tarun Goel
Master of Finance

“Studying at UOW has contributed a lot to my success,” he added. “I learnt not to give up in life, whatever situation I find myself in. It taught me that ‘life is not about how hard you hit, it’s about the way you stand up and fight back after being hit badly’.

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Alumni Katharina Sauer

Katharina Sauer
Master of Business Administration

"In my position I need to travel a lot and adapt quickly to a different business environment and culture. My MBA at University of Wollongong gave me the business knowledge for my career. However, properly even more important, it expand my horizon and made me prepared for all kind of challenges in life."

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Alumni Tam Nguyen

Tam Nguyen
Master of International Business

"I decided to study International Business at UOW Sydney Business School because the program offers a wide range of subject areas; from finance and marketing to human resource management, that equips students with necessary skills to work anywhere in the world."

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Last reviewed: 13 July, 2017