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Leading career growth with an international MBA
Last month, Thomas Jenkins, 2020 Wesfarmers John Monash Scholar, graduated with an MBA from IE Business School Madrid as a top three student, on the Dean’s List, and invited to join the Beta Gamma Sigma Honours Society. Thomas’ MBA specialised in both corporate entrepreneurship and operations with an emphasis on renewable energy and battery projects within an Australian context.
As IE Business School’s first John Monash Scholar, Thomas hopes more John Monash scholars will choose to attend IE in the future, especially those who hope to make an entrepreneurial impact in Australia. Tom shared with us exactly why IE University was a life changing experience. Read the story here.
Standing on stage for social impact
Earlier this week, Frances Voon, 2008 John Monash Scholar, was announced as a Global Australian Social Impact Award finalist. Frances is a global human rights leader who has dedicated her life to advancing the rights of refugees. As Executive Manager of UNSW’s Andrew and Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, Ms Voon provides strategic leadership at the world’s first centre for international refugee law, with the aim of placing evidence and principle at the centre of what remains a divisive topic of public and policy debate.
“I wouldn’t be here without all of those who have worked with and supported me along the way, especially all the amazing communities and my colleagues.”
With her John Monash Scholarship, Frances undertook an MPhil in Development Studies at Oxford University. Her research addressed policy and assistance for self-settled refugees in protracted situations.
Aboriginal cultural centres are a pivotal step in our future and healing journey as a nation
This week Emma Garlett, 2022 Wesfarmers John Monash Scholar – a Nyungar-Nyiyaparli-Yamatji woman from Geraldton, wrote an opinion piece in The West Australian to call to attention the importance of respecting traditional owner sacred sites and explain how this should be seen and acted upon.
"It is a mechanism of truth telling. I also see the centre as a facility to educate, unify and heal both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people from the past traumas to continue in a shared future together."
Emma is a legal academic at Curtin Law School, an Adjunct Fellow at the Sustainable Minerals Institute at The University of Queensland and is also a Columnist for The West Australian.
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