Cassandra Petkovski - BCom (2014), MMgt (2016)
My current experience on the Council, together with my intellectual curiosity, personable nature and proactive attitude, supports my case for re-election as a member of the Faculty’s Alumni Council. I have served on the Council since 2017, during which I have been an active participant in Council strategic workshops, and assisted with various student/alumni engagement events. These included as Master of Ceremonies at the (2017) Graduation Dinner and Alumni Ambassador at numerous Welcome Functions for the Melbourne Business School, Guest Speaker at the Copland and Abernethy Scholars Event (2017), and panel moderator of the Council’s 2018 Alumni Business Leader’s Breakfast.
I have greatly enjoyed my time on the Council and would like to continue working with the Faculty to further engage alumni through various networking and professional development initiatives. In particular, I would like the opportunity to further assist on the current project of refreshing the social media strategy, which I believe will benefit from my youthful perspective, network of recent graduates, and consulting experience from my time at Deloitte. My role at Deloitte has afforded me the opportunity to engage with senior professionals on a daily basis and be a part of the firm’s Aspiring Women’s Leadership Program, which have further developed my leadership, communication and critical-thinking skills.
I believe I have been a valuable addition to the Council over the past two years, and would like to continue to support the Council for another term.
Cassandra is currently working as an analyst at Deloitte within the private accounting and advisory team, after graduating from the University in 2016 with a Master of Management (Accounting), following completion of the Bachelor of Commerce (Economics & Finance) in 2014. During her time at University, Cassandra embraced the various opportunities on offer, including representing the Faculty at the Global Business Case Competition in Seattle and consulting for Not-For-Profit organisations in her role as consulting Director as part of the 180 Degrees Consulting Association.
This involvement and engagement with the Faculty of Business & Economics has since continued, with Cassandra serving on the Faculty’s Alumni Council for the past two years. Her youthful perspective and driven nature has seen Cassandra assist with various strategic initiatives and alumni engagement activities. These include acting as an alumni ambassador and guest speaker at various Faculty Events, working on the alumni social-media engagement initiative, and recently moderating the panel discussion for the 2018 Alumni Business Leader’s Breakfast.