I decided to join the elections to be on the board of the Queensland University Alumni and contribute back to the university and academia back home even when based overseas. You can read my statement here which states which areas I have been involved in the past – mainly at the grassroots level with Brisbane Creative Industries and also with the Queensland chapter of the Australian Interactive Media Industry Association.
As soon as I started writing and publishing entries in the Generation Y Expat blog sharing the experiences of myself and many others in similar situations, I noticed a gap in terms of the relationship between the university and its younger alumni, particularly when they have moved out of the country. During John Barrow’s talk at the Queensland universities alumni event on 14 September, he continuously referred back to his university (QIT – a predecessor of QUT) and also the ‘real world’ focus of this education which is something that I definitely agree.
What will I contribute when I get elected?
- A representative voice from the younger (read: Generation Y) generation
- A representation of recent graduates and emerging professionals — particularly in the current economic situation
- A representative of QUT alumni based overseas and from the…
- …emerging/niche industries including grassroots/startup level, the arts, digital and creative industries
Where can you view my professional history?
View my LinkedIn here.
What makes me tick?
I am interested in highly relevant and challenging roles and in being involved in projects, large or small-scale, with a defining impact – whether the impact is on specific regions, individuals or industry sectors and groups. My professional goal is to continue pushing and challenging myself to further increase, multiply and grow the impact and reach of whatever project it is that I am involved in.
If you have any questions, feedback, or comments, you are welcome to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
How to submit your ballot
The elections will be conducted via a paper ballot at the Alumni AGM on Thursday 11 October 2012. Alumni attending the AGM will be able to vote at the beginning of the evening.
Alumni who are unable to attend the AGM can request a postal ballot. You are encouraged to register your vote through a postal ballot if you are not able to attend the AGM.
Postal ballots open Friday 21 September 2012 and will close at the beginning of the Annual General Meeting. Requests for a postal vote close on Thursday 4 October 2012. To request a postal vote please email email@example.com.