Dear Alumni

This month the alumni office is positively abuzz with alumni events. We've just wrapped up a series of events in Asia, and closer to home we're gearing up for our Annual Alumni Lecture20th Anniversary celebrations in Albury-Wodonga, and more.

In Alumni e-news this month you'll find advice on sticking to your career plan, and our alumni profile features the media-savvy, style-conscious editor of Bali Style Magazine.

Avid travellers look out for our news item regarding our Lifestyle Benefits Partners, Odyssey Travel who are seeking expressions of interest from alumni interested in leading tours.

Still thirsting for more La Trobe news? Check out the latest edition of La Trobe University Bulletin, online.

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Annual Alumni Lecture
Recent Events
Careers Corner
Feature Profile
La Trobe Foundation
Upcoming Events
Postgrad Studies
La Trobe International
Feature Partner
Lifestyle Benefits Program


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 Professor Nick Hoogenraad 

He leads Australia's top ranking School of Molecular Sciences and has uncovered major discoveries increasing our understanding of diseases, however his life has been anything but plain sailing. Join us for a special Annual Alumni Lecture featuring Professor Nick Hoogenraad, one of Australia's most pre-eminent biochemists.

When: 6pm, Wednesday 12 October
Where: The State Library of Victoria, Melbourne
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Alumni events in Asia attract strong attendanceSingapore alumni event

In September a contingent of senior La Trobe University staff attended a series of events for alumni and friends in Singapore, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur. Once again we were overwhelmed by the sense of alumni pride, connectedness and energy in these regions, with each event attracting strong attendance.
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Alumni share their knowledge at Careers Panelstudents

We'd like to offer a big thank you to our alumni who generously gave their time to participate in the Way Ahead careers program, recently held at La Trobe University, Bundoora campus. The panellists each shared their unique career journey with current La Trobe students. Interested volunteering for future careers events or mentoring? Please contact us.

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Are you being ‘romanced’ by jobs not aligned to your career strategy?

As a professional, it's likely at some stage you've been ‘romanced’ to apply for various job opportunities not necessarily in line with your anticipated career path.  Having a clear career plan and strategy is increasingly important to avoid becoming too distracted when searching jobs online or being headhunted.
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Six Figures logoWritten by Kelly Magowan, alumna of La Trobe University and CEO of Six Figures.

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Odyssey Recruiting Travel Program Leaderscamels   

Travel enthusiasts are invited to submit expressions of interest for tour leader opportunities with our Lifestyle Benefits Partners, Odyssey Travel. A comprehensive knowledge of the geography, history, heritage and government of particular destinations is required. Foreign language skills are also an advantage. For more details please contact Odyssey Travel.

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La Trobe sets up Confucius InstituteChinese lantern

La Trobe University continues to strengthen its links with China, with the establishment of a prestigious Confucius Institute, in conjunction with Chongqing University. The Institute is being developed with the support of the Chinese Government and will have a strong focus on Chinese language and culture.
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Take a sneak peek at the $288 million AgriBio Centre ministers in hard hats at AgriBio  

Victorian ministers Denis Napthine and Peter Walsh recently got their first look at La Trobe's new AgriBio building, along with Department of Primary Industries, Grocon, and La Trobe staff. Take a peek inside this state-of-the-art, 5 star green-rated building under construction.
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Top-ranking HR degree recognised by AHRIAHRI logo

La Trobe University’s Human Resources degree has been officially recognised by the prestigious Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) with three years accreditation, giving it national assurance of quality and excellence. The AHRI’s accreditation of the course confirms its place among top-ranking human resource programs in Australia.
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Ni Wayan Ari WidianingsihNi Wayan Ari Widianingsih - MBA 1998

After cutting her teeth in international tourism and marketing, this enterprising alumna launched her own media company and the highly successful Bali Style Magazine, the number one English magazine in Bali.  Find out what drives this ambitious, style-conscious entrepreneur, and about the time she and a fellow alum nearly set fire to Bundoora Lodge!

"The student life and educational facilities were great and played a big part in me being able to successfully complete my MBA...coming from Indonesia it was a great opportunity to be able to study at one of Australia’s best universities."
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$20K donation to support Bendigo students La Trobe Rural Health School Bendigo 

The La Trobe University Foundation is delighted to announce that a new bursary is to be established to support dental students and paramedicine students at the new La Trobe Rural Health School in Bendigo. 

A generous donation of $20,000 has been pledged from Dr and Mrs Holsworth of Strathdale, Victoria, who are ongoing La Trobe donors. Dr Holsworth is a former staff member from the Bendigo College of Advanced Education and Mrs Holsworth is a well-known local historian.

In operational news, the Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Ric Fletcher who has accepted the position of Manager, Fundraising for La Trobe University.  Originally from South Africa, Mr Fletcher emigrated to Australia in 1999 and settled in Tasmania, where he held business development roles at two prestigious independent schools before moving on to Cancer Council Australia.

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20th Anniversary Celebrations - Albury-Wodonga Campus
Graduates of La Trobe Albury-Wodonga are invited to attend multiple events to celebrate this milestone anniversary. Events include an alumni winery tour, a community reception and gala dinner.

When: Saturday 15 October
Where: Albury-Wodonga
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Psychology Alumni Annual Event
This event features distinguished guest speaker Professor Ann Sanson, a developmental and community psychologist with research expertise in child and adolescent development and wellbeing.

When: 5.30pm, Thursday 13 October
Where: John Scott Meeting House,
La Trobe University, Bundoora campus
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Rae Alexander (Art History) Lecture
This year's topic, Off the Page: Persian Arts and the Medieval and Pre-Modern Islamic World is to be presented by Susan Scollay, independent scholar and curator.

When: 6pm, Friday 21 October
Where: Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International
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25th Annual La Trobe Golf Day
Alumni and staff are invited to participate in the Annual La Trobe Golf Day. It's an 18 hole Ambrose team event, with groups of four teeing off from a shotgun start. 

When: 8am, Friday 18 November
Cost: Green fees $40
Where: Growling Frog Golf Course, Yan Yean
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Ban the Bottle Day
Join the Ban the Bottle campaign launched by La Trobe students to raise awareness of the harmful health and environmental effects of bottled water. Of the 550 million litres consumed in Australia each year, only 20% of these plastic bottles are recycled.

When: 11am-2pm, Thursday 6 October
Where: Agora, La Trobe University Bundoora campus
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postgrad 2

Considering a career in public health, ergonomics, or safety and health? Explore all your options at the Human Biosciences and Public Health Postgraduate Evening on Wednesday 12th October 2011, in Melbourne. Chat with School staff and attend our information sessions.
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Robert ManneBad News: Rupert Murdoch's Australian- Robert Manne on how a newspaper tries to shape the nation
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Nick BisleyHow 9/11 influenced politics - Nick Bisley on politics and the war on terror
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Trevor BudgeCity Planning in Australia  - Trevor Budge and on managing city growth and resources
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Mark StaniforthBatavia: Australia's Darkest Tale - Mark Staniforth on the archaeological wreck of the Batavia
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footballAFL travel concerns
Last year the AFL changed its airline carrier from Qantas to Virgin. A La Trobe sports economist's research suggests the restricted leg room may take a toll of players and potentially impact the outcome of the games. 
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See the La Trobe Bulletin for more research related news


Alumni membership deals for Melbourne Heart FC

This month we've got great news for soccer fans. Melbourne Heart FC, Australia's newest A-list soccer team, is based at La Trobe University. As a result of this new partnership La Trobe alumni are eligible for special offers, including 20% off membership. 
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