FBE Young Alumni Committee

We are recruiting!

The Young Alumni Committee has two Committee Member positions to fill for the 2019/2020 term!
The Committee is made up of volunteers who provide high-level advice on the Business and Economics outreach activities for the 35 years and under alumni cohort of the Faculty, and serve as ambassadors for the Faculty and the University. To view details on what this entails, please refer to the Young Alumni Committee Terms of Reference.


BENEFITS OF BEING PART OF THE COMMITTEE

  • Help the Faculty shape activities that directly impact you and your alumni community
  • Take the opportunity to develop professional and voluntary advisory skills external to your organisation
  • Be part of a group of volunteers who share a similar vision and drive for promoting young alumni activities in order to enhance alumni affinity with the University and develop professional networks

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, you must be an alumnus of the Faculty of Business and Economics aged 35 and under, be based in Australia, and be passionate about staying connected with your Faculty and fellow alumni.

Applications are submitted online to fbe-alumni@unimelb.edu.au. To be considered, you will need to:

  • Submit your resume
  • Submit a short video application (recommended length of 3-5 minutes)
  • Address the duties of a Committee Member, why you would like to join the Young Alumni Committee, and the skills that you will bring to the Committee
  • Ensure that you upload your video to a cloud-sharing platform such as Google Drive that allows us to download a copy of the video.

If you would like to speak with any of the current members to find out more about what it is like to be on the committee, please send an email to fbe-alumni@unimelb.edu.au with your query and contact details.

IMPORTANT DATES

Applications close at 5pm on Thursday 24 January 2019. All successfully shortlisted applicants will also need to note the following dates and be available for interviews and the first meeting of the year.

Thursday 31 January: Successful interviewees contacted

Monday 4 February: Interviews from 8am to 10am
Venue: To be announced (The University of Melbourne or Melbourne CBD)

Wednesday 6 February
: Successful applicants contacted

Monday 18 February: First Faculty meeting (in conjunction with the Business and Economics Council) from 5pm to 8pm
Venue: The University of Melbourne

About the Committee

The Young Alumni Committee represent the needs of the young alumni community. Its members offer guidance to the Faculty on the young alumni program to ensure that it is relevant and valuable, as well as running their own social activities, including the annual Business and Economics Young Alumni Ball.

The Committee also engage with current students to ensure they understand the value of staying connected to the alumni community after they graduate. Learn more about the Young Alumni Program.

The Committee, consisting of seven members, reports to the Faculty of Business and Economics Alumni Council via the Young Alumni Committee President, who sits on the Council as a Vice-Chair.

Committee members serve for a maximum of two 2-year terms. With the exclusion of the President and Vice-President, new Committee members go through an interview process. When positions are available, young alumni will be invited to express their interest. The President is appointed from the existing membership.

Committee Members

  • Coral Lou, President

    Assistant Vice President, Citigroup (BCom 2010, MFin 2012)

    Coral is an Assistant Vice President in the Financial Institutions Corporate Banking team at Citigroup. Prior to her current role, Coral worked in the Corporate Finance Advisory team at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.  During her studies, Coral undertook an exchange program at the University of Hong Kong and was the recipient of two travelling scholarships. Coral is also a representative on Asia Pacific Loan Market Association’s (APLMA) Young Leaders Committee which aims to provides a professional networking forum for young executives in the syndicated loan market. In addition, she is a member of the Palladian Association’s Business and Commerce circle for The MacRobertson Girls’ High School, which strives to provide business and commerce-related career resources and networking opportunities for current and alumni students. Coral was actively involved in student life at The University of Melbourne. As one of the Graduate Ambassadors at the Melbourne Business School, she was part of a professional marketing and communications unit connecting with prospective graduate students through recruitment activities and social media platforms. She was also involved in the Faculty's Career Mentoring and Leadership Award programs. Coral has been a member of the Young Alumni Committee for the Faculty of Business & Economics since 2013.

  • Kartik Iyer, Vice-President

    Group Accountant, Small Giants (Australia) (BCom 2015)

    Kartik graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) in 2015, during his studies he was involved with various student societies, especially with Melbourne Microfinance Initiative as their inaugural Global Microfinance Case Competition Director. Post graduating he went down a different path to many graduates and split his time in 2016 between working at Impact Investing Australia and volunteering at The Oaktree Foundation Australia.

    Having started his professional career at ShineWing Australia, he recently moved into the role of Group Accountant at Small Giants (Australia) to pursue his passion for impact investing. Small Giants is an Australian single family office devoted to investing 100% of their capital in socially and environmentally focused businesses.

    Outside of organising Young Alumni events, he spends most of his time advising various not-profits and social enterprises on financial and corporate governance matters.

  • Laura Fernandez

    Student Enrichment Coordinator, The University of Melbourne (BTMgmt 2013, MMgmt (Mktg) 2015)

    Laura graduated with a Master of Management (Management) from Melbourne Business School in 2015, having completed a Bachelor of Tourism Management (Event Management) at Bond University in 2013. She served as the Melbourne Business School Student Association’s first Promotions Coordinator, which was the highlight of her master’s degree. During this time, Laura obtained the Leaders in Communities Award, recognising her broad engagement with the university and wider community. Her work experience has seen her undertake roles both interstate and overseas, including an internship at Walt Disney World. In 2016, Laura commenced her career in the University of Melbourne’s Graduate Program. Her rotations included Human Resources, Marketing and Communications, and Student Employability and Enrichment, with the final placement in the Faculty of Business and Economics. In 2017, she joined the Young Alumni Committee as the Marketing and Communications Director and Graphic Designer. Laura enjoys using her ongoing connection with the Faculty to strengthen ties between current students and alumni.

  • Aditi Kapadia

    Management Consulting Analyst, Accenture
    (BA 2013 MMgt(Mktg) 2016)


    Aditi is a Management Consulting Analyst at Accenture. She has a background in marketing, having worked at Clemenger BBDO, an advertising agency, right after graduation, as well as a startup. Aditi graduated from The University of Melbourne with a Master of Management (Marketing) in December 2016 and has a keen interest in maintaining a connection with her alma mater. One of Aditi’s most exciting university experiences was when she attended the global business practicum subject, and did a project on big data analytics at PwC in Hong Kong. Her learnings there still help her in her current job at Accenture! In her spare time, Aditi loves writing and painting and cooking

  • Anthony Secoulidis

    Graduate position, Carlton & United Breweries (BSc 2015, MMgt 2017)

    Anthony graduated with a Master of Management from Melbourne Business School in 2017, having completed a Bachelor of Science (Animal Health & Disease) at Melbourne University in 2015. Having just graduated, Anthony has commenced a graduate job in the commercial area of Carlton & United Breweries (AB InBev). During his studies, he was heavily involved in the Melbourne Business School Student Association (MBSSA) and served as the President in 2017. Anthony was added to the Dean’s Honours List and represented his graduating class as Valedictorian.

  • Nadia Okraglik

    Strategy Analyst - Accenture (BA 2015, Dip Languages 2015, MMgt(Mktg) 2017)

    Nadia is a strategy analyst at Accenture. She completed a Bachelor of Arts, Diploma in Languages, and Master of Management (Marketing) at the University of Melbourne. During her time at Melbourne Business School (MBS), she served as marketing director for the MBS Student Association, as a marketing officer for Global Consulting Group, and as a MBS student ambassador. She also participated in the Global Business Practicum in Hong Kong and the Career Mentoring Program. During her studies, Nadia also worked in the FBE Advancement team. Nadia is excited to continue her relationship with the faculty and help bring fantastic events to the young alumni community.

  • Vacant

Committee Events

The Committee assist the Faculty with running a number of social and professional development events within the Business and Economics Young Alumni Program. Click here to view some of our previous events.

Check out the events calendar for upcoming alumni events.