Alumni takeovers

Looking for a little escape from the day-to-day? UniMelb alumni around the world are sharing a glimpse of their lives in isolation.

Meet Janey

Bachelor of Science and Juris Doctor alum Janey brings us this takeover from home, where she is working in the graduate program for beauty retailer Mecca, along with some baking and drawing to stay busy.

Alumni Takeover: Bachelor of Science and Juris Doctor – Janey

Meet Stephanie

Director dramaturge and Master of Dramaturgy alum Stephanie shares a glimpse of her packed work day, from developing a kids show to Zoom meetings, with some exercise and dancing mixed in for good measure.

Alumni Takeover: Master of Dramaturgy – Stephanie

Meet Hayley

Master of Teaching (Secondary) alum Hayley takes us through a day of work as an English and Maths teacher in regional Victoria, with a surprise appearance from a cute koala.

Alumni Takeover: Master of Teaching (Secondary) – Hayley

Meet Daniel

From working for Uber to Australia’s first drone delivery business, Wing, Bachelor of Commerce alum Daniel is in high demand and it’s not hard to see why. His takeover is packed with tips on “how to be a happy homebody”, ranging from fashion to career wisdom.

Alumni Takeover: Bachelor of Commerce – Daniel

Meet Victoria

Master of Agricultural Sciences alum Victoria brings us this takeover from a farm in Gippsland, where she is working from home. Victoria is an Agribusiness Executive at Commonwealth Bank, but she still finds time for some cute cow cuddles.

Alumni Takeover: Master of Agriculture Sciences – Victoria

Meet Danielle

Head of External Relations at the McKell Institute and President of the University’s Sydney Alumni Association, Danielle Asciak is a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music alum. When she isn’t busy collaborating with fellow alumni on how they can support each other and current students, Danielle is cooking up a storm and pursuing her passion for cabaret.

Alumni Takeover: Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music - Danielle Asciak

Meet Nikhil

If Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery alum, Nikhil Pooviah could give you one piece of advice it’s – don’t be afraid to take the road less travelled. Currently residing in Los Angeles, Nikhil is co-founder of health tech start-up, Elly Health, whose most recent investor was Google.

Elly Health uses audio technology to improve the lives of patients living with cancer.

Alumni Takeover: Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery – Nikhil Pooviah

Meet Andrew

While some of us are content to languish on the couch, Bachelor of Planning and Design (Architecture) and Master of Architecture alum Andrew Lee is living his best life in isolation. As a Senior Project Manager for a luxury fitness company in New York City, Andrew naturally starts his day with a work-out. Think cool roof-top chill space, West Village community clapping, and high-protein breakfast. Keep up the good work Andrew!

Alumni Takeover: Bachelor or Planning and Design (Architecture) and Master of Architecture, Andrew Lee

Meet Gin

Bachelor of Arts and PhD alum Gin Chee founded an art gallery, Zhan Art Space, with her brother – who is also an alum - in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. When she’s not working at the gallery, Gin is volunteering as President of the Malaysian Alumni Association. Take a sneak peek behind the scenes of the gallery’s latest exhibition, Gold, while it’s currently closed to the public. And don’t forget to join Gin for a look at a sumptuous (albeit socially distanced) meal at her favourite local restaurant.

Alumni Takeover: Bachelor of Arts (Media&Comm) (Hons), PhD Arts – Gin Chee