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The official blog of University of Canberra Alumni

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Nominations open for the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards

To celebrate the significant achievements of a small few who are making a difference to the world around us in our local, national and international communities, every second year we hold the the Distinguished Alumni Awards.

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Alumni Stories; Alumni in the News

UC Abroad... New Zealand with Lucy Lovegrove

Studying media production at the University of Canberra was the perfect foundation for Lucy Lovegrove to land her dream role as an actress. A star on the rise, Lucy now resides in Auckland, New Zealand, playing Sass Connelly on Shortland Street.

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Alumni Stories; Career Tips; Guest Post

Will you have time to go back to study?

We know exactly what you’re thinking. You love the idea of going to university and the benefits it could bring to your career. But the idea of adding another commitment to your life is exhausting. But never fear! With a little preparation and planning, you can not only fit in university but ace it as well.

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Life Skills; Career Tips

A lesson in music with Dean Ormston

Growing up with a love of music, Dean Ormston knew he wanted to work in the industry. Completing a Bachelor of Education in Secondary Music combined his passion and love of working with children.

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Alumni Stories; Expert Guides; Life Skills

12 tips for new graduates from UC Alumni

To help our graduates and new alumni in their transition to the workplace or postgraduate studies, we asked some of our alumni for their best piece of advice. Below are the 11 tips for new graduates that you can apply now to help you get off on the best possible start to your new career, whether you are moving into the workforce or beginning postgraduate studies.

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Expert Guides; Life Skills; Career Tips

Networking for Introverts

We all hear stories about how beneficial networking can be for your career. But what if you aren't a social butterfly? If the thought of approaching strangers and giving your personal 'pitch' makes you break into a nervous sweat, then keep reading.

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Life Skills; Career Tips; Guest Post

Game design and social innovation today

Gamification is changing everything; from business deals through to education, we are now trading and learning using basic logic once strictly associated with Super Mario and Halo.

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Alumni Stories; Expert Guides; Career Tips

The Bedroom Philosopher

University of Canberra graduate and musical comedian Justin Heazlewood, aka ‘The Bedroom Philosopher’ is set to make a colourful and comical return to his old stomping ground next week for the Canberra Comedy Festival.

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Alumni Stories; Life Skills; Career Tips; Alumni in the News

Women at Work: Margarita Fourer and Tahlia Dwyer

Today marks an important day in the calendar year - International Women’s Day (March 8). A ‘global day for celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, it is also a call to action for accelerating gender parity.’

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Alumni Stories; Life Skills