Around the world and close to home, University of Sydney students and alumni demonstrate inspiring and progressive leadership as they make a positive and lasting impact in their communities.
Find out where some of their journeys have taken them, and share your stories with us.
Master of Marketing 2016
Director, MASH Brands
Tash’s career has taken her on a global journey, from working in niche areas of the luxury, lifestyle and hospitality sectors in London, Asia and Australia, to launching her own business.
As head of marketing for an internationally acclaimed chef with restaurants in five countries, Tash developed and executed a brand strategy that received international recognition and led her to be shortlisted as one of eight finalists for 2016 Marketer of the Year at the Australian B&T Women in Media Awards.
After completing a Master of Marketing, Tash decided to launch her own business, called MASH Brands, an in-source marketing and communications service.
"Combining postgraduate study with my professional experience was, without a doubt, a great platform to start my own business," she says. "One of the best benefits of completing my Master of Marketing was the Business School's holistic approach to learning. I learnt so much about different areas in business that I hadn’t personally been exposed to, and was very fortunate to have some wonderful clients."
Bachelor of International and Global Studies 2011, Bachelor of Laws 2013, Master of Management (CEMS) 2015
Strategy and Internationalisation Analyst, solarisBank AG
Jacky Kiswanto is a truly global citizen. Born in Jakarta, he attended high school in Singapore, university in Sydney, and now works in Berlin. He can also speak five languages.
Jacky decided to move to Sydney to study a Bachelor of International and Global Studies and Bachelor of Laws before completing a Master of Management (CEMS) which, he says, "offered an international outlook unparalleled in Australia".
Since graduating, he has worked in many fields and roles, including interning at the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), lawyer for the Supreme Court of NSW, a registered practitioner at the High Court of Australia, and working with a start-up before securing his current role of strategy and internationalisation analyst at solarisBank, based in Berlin, Germany.
"I wanted an international career and degree that would boost my competitive advantage," Jacky says. "The Master of Management (CEMS) at the University of Sydney Business School offered this. I have also been able to find my niche in strategy and internationalisation".