Alumni stories & profiles

Alumni are the backbone of every university's legacy - not only are they powerful ambassadors but also generous donors. As a university woven into the social fabric of the communities we serve, the University of Wollongong (UOW) takes great pride in alumni worldwide making a global impact.

Articles

Why this UOW graduate quit his dream job

Picture this: You land your dream job shortly after graduating. A job where you can wear thongs to work, get to travel the world and no one gets fired for going surfing. Fast forward nearly 10 years – you decide to move on to something new.

Carving a legal career outside of the courtroom

Currently working with the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet as a principal policy advisor in countering violent extremism, most of Jenna's career has been in disability. About this she says, “I didn't go into disability because I had a disability. I honestly didn’t realise – until after the first cornea transplant – that things were pretty dire.”

Getting salty for the planet

Blend ESQ Founder and Director Robyn Johnson has spent two decades guiding businesses to operate within our environmental laws and influencing environmental controls on significant projects. But when she looked through the lens of a group of ten-year-old students, she began to question whether she was genuinely using her skills to the greatest impact.

Transforming how families raise financially fit Aussie kids

Dr Alex Badran says the best career advice he has received was from a nine-year-old he calls Pickles.

Riding the career wave

Luke Madden went from surfing waves at Cronulla beach to becoming one of the youngest CEOs in Australia.

Giving voice to Country

Peter Hewitt, a Yuin artist and teacher, is introducing people to Country through his art and work in education.