#013 Ft. Afra Cader, PwC Management Consultant, Gender Equality Advocate & Former Student Treasurer ($450k)

Our next guest is Afra Cader. As a student, Afra was Treasurer for her Residential Hall – Queen’s College – at the University of Melbourne as well as the National Treasurer for NAAUC – the National Association of University Colleges, where combined she oversaw $450k in annual expenditure. Afra is now a Management Consultant for PwC & works in preventative mental health care for Game Changers & Flourish Girl. It is my absolute pleasure to welcome my friend, the very impressive Afra Cader, to The Campus Experience.

Top Quotes:

 “The journey that I’m on is figuring out what I really stand for & how I can bring my true self to wherever I go.”

“Now, I’m looking at how I can … make what I stand for a non-negotiable & in doing so empowering all the people around me to do the same & step into what they really care about to make that change. That’s a stand & that’s the leader I want to be.”

“My motto is regardless of how young you are, how much experience you have, what you’re doing, what your background is, where you grew up; you have the ability to influence change.”

“Stepping into the unknown & trying new things out … was the biggest thing that helped me find myself.”

“I had to be the best & what I’ve discovered over the past year that that traps me in such a big way… If I’m so fixated on being perfect, I’m not going to learn anything.” 

“Finance was where my skillset was & all these causes was where my passion was, & where I found a connection between the two was where I felt unstoppable & I find that it’s that intersection that when young people connect to, you’re able to do your best.” 

“I have had a lot of failures. I didn’t get into Melbourne Uni on my first go, I didn’t get into college on my first go, & that really shook me to the core & what that did was almost propel me to go in for the second time … when I got what I wanted in the end, I went in there with so much more drive to make a change & be a better version of myself.”

“What’s really important is to realise that there’s nothing wrong with being uncomfortable & part of learning is being uncomfortable.”

“Look at life as an experience & a way to have fun & enjoy it!”

Resources:

Connect with Afra via LinkedIn:

www.linkedin.com/in/afracader/

NAAUC

http://www.naauc.edu.au/

Queen’s College, University of Melbourne

www.queens.unimelb.edu.au 

PwC

https://www.pwc.com.au/careers/creating-equal-opportunities-for-women.html

Game Changers

http://game-changers.life/

Flourish Girl

www.flourishgirl.org/

Hidden Figures

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4846340/

Code Like A Girl

https://codelikeagirl.org/about/our-story/

 

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#012 – Ft. Zack Bryers, Young Australian of the Year ACT 2018, Australian Gridiron World Cup Athlete & Entrepreneur

Our next guest is Zack Bryers, Young Australian of the Year ACT 2018. After going through his own personal journey of struggles, including experiences homelessness, PTSD & receiving more than 250 rejections from job applications, Zack’s ability to develop himself is remarkable.

 

He served in the Australian Armed Forces in Afghanistan (2011) and only a few years later trained himself to play professional level American Football by watching Youtube videos and in just 17 months, earned his place in the #52 jersey on the Australia Team for the 2105 IFAF Gridiron World Cup.

 

Zack then worked in youth outreach with homeless or at risk youth to help find them security, purpose & hope in life through Youthcare Canberra for 4 years before finding himself in 2018, starting his own business, Bryers & Associates Social Innovation Design.

 

It was my absolute pleasure to interview Zack on The Campus Experience.

Top quotes:

 

“You don’t actually know what your limits are until you test them.”

 

“Coming back from Afghanistan was way more intimidating than being in Afghanistan because you can’t control a lot of things in everyday life.”

 

“I think the biggest challenge in life is not knowing where you’re going to end up.”

 

“The conversation you have with yourself is often the hardest.”

 

“After 170 [job rejections], I didn’t really know where I was going to end up. I forgot about my process. I had to rediscover that. Instead of playing the victim, instead of going, ‘Oh, I can’t get a job,’ [I started] doing something proactively to change my situation.”

 

“Doubt creeps in even more when you’re not being genuine to who you are.”

 

“I wanted to be as real as I could… but I also wanted to be employable… being stuck in those two worlds I did neither.”

 

“I may go through this hard time but I can control my smile because that makes somebody else’s day better as well.”

Resources:

 

S.M.A.R.T. Goal Setting:

S = Specific

M = Measurable

A = Actionable

R = RECORD BREAKING

T = Time-bound

 

Dr Van Der Kolk:

https://besselvanderkolk.net/index.html

 

Connect with Zack at Bryers & Associates Social Innovation:

https://www.bryersandassociates.com/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/zack-bryers-18799975/

 

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#011 – Ft. Michael Hester, $300k+ Annual Expenditure as President of Melbourne Arts Students Society

Our next guest is Michael Hester, President of the University of Melbourne Arts Students Society. With more than 2100 members, MASS is the largest student society at the University & Michael leads a team of 15 committee-members with an annual expenditure of over $300,000. We discuss how Michael & his team approach working in partnership with the Faculty of Arts, Scholarships, innovative approaches to reengaging alumni & the importance of health for students. 
Top Quotes:

“We have an Arts Fest during Orientation Week where we take over 3 or 4 floors of a building with different activities, click-baity advertising, that gets students to feel welcome at University & on-board.“

“We have about 40 leaders… & we run a workshop on how to market MASS. Students love if you can add value to their experience vs sell a product straight away… It’s all just person to person connections that help people feel included.”

“What we do best is demystify university.”

“There’s no sort of connection with a faculty that has to be inherited. You can change & discover new opportunities just by meeting face to face with them… We ask, “What are the goals the faculty are looking for?” Then look at what we’re trying to provide. Someone in that middle ground is a project or an event that we can run. We can use their resources & they can use ours.”

“Start small, not to leap towards your end goal.”

“Staff were surprised by how innovative the program was, there hadn’t been a collaboration between a faculty in a financial sense before. It really took off, it was put in the staff publication!”

“We had 500 people come [to our BBQ] & we sold 80 t-shirts on the first day. From there, we’re going to list them on our Facebook as a regular product.”

“People are willing to help us out, even if they left the university walls 10-15 years ago.”

“We’re all students, we’re all trying to have a great time, there’s no reason why we need to stand alone.”

“While there’s a lot to do, my biggest priority is making sure everyone has a break from university firstly & is looking after themselves & having a good time because you can’t run a club unless you’ve got members that enjoy being around.”
Resources:

Accessibility scholarship Faculty 110:
arts.unimelb.edu.au/scholarships/prizes-and-scholarships/the-faculty-of-arts-110-scholarship 

Wait, did someone say, ‘Mood Board?’ Here’s how Michael describes it:
1. On one side, “What do you like to wear to university? What would be appealing to wear?”
2. On the other side, “What sort of charity logos do you think are received well by students?”
Then you cut out different photos from the internet & pop them on a board. 
Then you review the A1 poster board in the common room, stand back & look for recurring themes.

Link to the RUOK Day event:
www.facebook.com/events/1061505490683647/ 

Connect with MASS:
www.m-ass.org/ 
www.facebook.com/mass.unimelb 

Connect with Michael:
www.linkedin.com/in/michael-hester-%E4%BD%95%E8%BF%88%E5%85%8B-724451137/ 

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#010 Ft. Mathew D’Onofrio Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2018, Entrepreneur & CEO of Nightlife First Aid

Our next guest is Mathew D’Onofrio, Founder, CEO & Owner of Nightlife First Aid. After 3-years of building his first business to create safe partying environments for young people, Mathew finds himself on the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2018 social entrepreneur list & youngest list. 

It is my pleasure to welcome Mathew to The Campus Experience to discuss both the mechanics of building an innovative business focused on helping your friends celebrate safely as well as his take on what it means to be a leader & an entrepreneur in 2018. 


Top Quotes:


“At that point where I had to choose between St John’s something that had literally shaped my life for 5-years & something that I had just begun… that was the day when I realised ‘why.’”

“Who knows what you do better than you do?”

“There are a lot of first-aid-trained people in the world, what’s important is to find the ones who are prepared to use it… It’s sort of like a side hustle, but instead of driving a car with Uber it’s something they’re really interested in & passionate about. It’s still in that public safety sort of area.” 

“I went to the youngest list, and my name was right next to Catherine Langford – from ’13 Reasons Why’ – and I was like, ‘This is cool.’”

Learn more about Nightlife First Aid via:
www.nightlifefirstaid.com.au/about 
www.facebook.com/NightlifeFirstAid/ 

Connect with Mathew via:
www.instagram.com/mathewdonofrio/ 
www.linkedin.com/in/mathewdonofrio/ 

Resources:
I Am Worthmore
www.iamworthmore.today/ 

Will Dayble, Fitzroy Academy, ‘What is a social enterprise anyway?’
medium.com/fitzroy-academy/what-is-a-social-enterprise-anyway-8185631d8b74 

Small Giants book by Bo Burlingham
www.amazon.com.au/Small-Giants-Companies-Instead-10th-Anniversary-ebook/dp/B010N18JVC/ref=sr_1_1_twi_kin_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1543540925&sr=8-1&keywords=small+giants 

More about Mathew D’Onofrio:
Mathew is an award-winning and internationally renowned entrepreneur, based in Adelaide. Most recently and notably, he was the FIRST and ONLY South Australian to be listed in the ‘Forbes 30 Under 30’.

Beginning his first startup, Nightlife First Aid - a first aid service dedicated to creating safe partying environments amongst youth, alcohol consumption and drugs by sending out a first aider to be on site at party events in case any medical emergencies are to occur - at the ripe age of 17, Mathew has since gained extensive knowledge in business and entrepreneurship. He has undertaken a number of roles in various industries to further advance his knowledge and experience. 
Supported by organisations like:
-New Venture Institute
-Australia Day Council of South Australia & Australian of the Year Awards
-Startup Adelaide
-The City of Unley
-Entrepreneurs’ Organisation
-Channel 9 Young Achiever Awards
-Adelaide Suits Direct
-Foundation for Young Australians
-Change Makers Program
-Abbott Global (ANZ)
-Rotary Club of Adelaide West
+More

And won awards such as:
-2017 South Australian State Finalist – Young Australian of the Year (2016)
-Startup Adelaide’s Young Upstart: Under 30s Award Winner (2016)
-Startup Adelaide’s Startup of the Year Award Winner (2016)
-Channel 9 Young Achiever Awards – University Senior College Create Change Award Finalist (2017)
-Channel 9 Young Achiever Awards – Fresh 92.7 People’s Choice Award Finalist (2017)
-Foundation for Young Australians (FYA)’s Young Social Pioneers (YSP) National Incubator & Pitch Competition - Health Stream Winner (2017)
-Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 Asia – Social Entrepreneurs List & Youngest List (2018)
-Foundation for Young Australians (FYA)’s Unleashed Awards - Vanguard Award Category Winner (2018)
+More

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#009 Ft. Pheobe Ho – TEDxUWA Speaker, Mental Health ‘Lived Experience’ Educator & UWA Honors Student

Our next guest is Pheobe Ho. A recent TEDxUWA speaker, headspace mental health advocate & educator & UWA Student Guild Welfare Officer, Pheobe joins me to speak about her journey with mental health, her road to recovery, & the importance of sharing stories of lived-experience for those currently experiencing difficulty. Balancing this load while also completing her honours degree in Psychology, is no small task, so it is my pleasure to welcome Phoebe to The Campus Experience.

WARNING: This podcast includes a conversation about a mental health & eating disorders. If you or anyone you know might be experiencing mental health challenges, you can call Lifeline on 13 11 14, or The beyondblue Support Service who provide advice and support via telephone 24/7 (on 1300 22 4636), daily web chat (between 3pm–12am) and email (with a response provided within 24 hours). 

Top Quotes:

“My turning point for me was when I heard other speakers talk about their experience with mental health & although they’d hit rock bottom they came out the other side in one piece.” 

“Recovery is possible… keep going.”

“Someone had been through what I had been through & was able to tell me that it was possible.”

“[Don’t] let your past experience dictate what you can achieve in the future. You have your own power to rewrite your story, and who you are, in the future. So don’t let that restrict you in terms of recovery and becoming a better version of yourself.”

Resources:

Follow or connect with Pheobe via LinkedIn on www.linkedin.com/in/pheobeho97/ 

Find out more about headspace via headspace.org.au/ 

5 Benefits of Workplace Giving (supporting the value employers) - www.frontstream.com/5-benefits-of-workplace-giving-csr/ 

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#008 Ft. Joshua Gore, Raising $20k for Room to Read, UniSA Club President & Young Leader

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Our next guest is Joshua Gore, the President of Bright Futures Society UniSA. Josh & I connected earlier this year when I heard about an ambitious fundraising goal he’d set & how he was bringing students groups together to achieve it. In this episode of The Campus Experience, we talk about Josh’s experience with multiple not-for-profit including Oxfam, AIME & what he’s working on with the Bright Futures Society UniSA. We go really deep into our aligned philosophies on motivating young people to give back by utilizing business acumen & honest self-reflection on one’s own goals & needs. 

Can you help out with a $20,000 fundraiser in Adelaide? Connect with Joshua viawww.linkedin.com/in/joshua-gore/ 

Top quotes from this episode:

“I think there are 2 types of inspired, there’s an inspired that makes you feel good but doesn’t provide any pragmatic detail & then there was this sort of inspired where immediately afterward you pull out a notepad & start writing down how you’re going to change the world.”

“It’s about giving something before you take it.”

“Just because it’s good for the world doesn’t mean it automatically gets a free pass in the proposal stage.”

“You can’t be everything for everyone.”

“If I had a team of 15 people, I’d rather listen to 14 other brains.”

“Coupling that selfless communal, ‘I want to help other people sense,’ with a carrot for yourself, can really drive you to do more for the community.”

“You can be successful individually, you achieve what you want to in life, while [contributing] that benefit to society.”

Resources:

John Wood’s book, ‘Creating Room to Read’ for $19.99 on Amazon AU
www.amazon.com.au/Creating-Room-Read-Battle-Literacy-ebook/dp/B008EKMBF0 

Who Gives A Crap
au.whogivesacrap.org/pages/about-us 

Thankyou, Chapter One book by Daniel Flynn with over $2.5m raised
au.thankyou.co/pages/chapter-one 

Bright Futures Society UniSA
www.facebook.com/BrightFuturesSocietyUniSA/ 

2019 Victorian Rotary Youth Forum
www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=424675 

“More than 70% of people will pay more for sustainable products,” source: www.inc.com/melanie-curtin/73-percent-of-millennials-are-willing-to-spend-more-money-on-this-1-type-of-product.html 

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#007 Ft. Ho Jun Tang #1 Club at UNSW in 2018, President of UNSW Accounting Society

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Our next guest, is Ho Jun Tang who is currently the President of the UNSW Accounting Society which won Constituent Club of the Year in 2018 out of ~300 clubs at UNSW. Have a look at some of the achievements from the UNSW Accounting Society in 2018:

• Executed an O-week strategy that increased signups by 250% with over 600 new sign ups
• They ran 19 Professional and Educational Events, with over 1220+ attendees in total (average of 64 attendees each event)
• Established UNSW Accounting Society Alumni Network
• Increased in sponsorship by 50%
• Increased email subscribers by over 2,000 (from 1,983 to 4,329)
• Trained over 100 Directors, Subcommittee and Mentors

In this episode of the podcast, we talk about Ho Jun’s various university club leadership roles, and get super tactical into how he lead the UNSW Accounting Society to achieve so much in 2018. 

Top quotes from this episode!

• “…A really good selling point for a society to have when pitching to sponsors is to have an avenue to give out these brands & merchandise that can really spread their awareness.”

• “A tiered freebee system, for 1 sign up you could get a pen, for 1 sign up & sharing our snapchat geo-filter you could get a better prize such as a (water) bottle… You also go in the running to win a free textbook.”

• “An executive role is a front-loaded position.”

• “It’s a volunteer role, so it’s quite easy for students to put societies on the backburner once they’ve got the position. They might be looking at jobs, their marks… that’s why building a rapport is important & really connecting & demonstrating the over-all vision & how their role connects with the vision. “

• “Why would a firm give money to a student society? It was really about brand-awareness, student engagement, mentoring & events.”


Key Links

UNSW Accounting Society website:
accsocunsw.com/ 

UNSW Accounting Society Facebook page:
www.facebook.com/ACCSOCUNSW/ 

Follow Ho Jun Tang on LinkedIn:
www.linkedin.com/in/hojuntang/ 

Checkout Ho Jun’s startup, ‘YellowBox’:
www.linkedin.com/company/yellow-b/ 

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#006 Ft. Brody Hannan, $110k raised in scholarships for rural students & climbing Mt Everest!

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Our next guest is Brody Hannah. An Officer Cadet in the Australian Army Reserves, CSIRO Journalist for The Double Helix & Australian National University student. Brody & I connected on LinkedIn in March of 2018. Both growing up in country NSW, we bonded over a passion for education & an interest in mental health & emotional intelligence. It is my pleasure to welcome Brody to The Campus Experience to discuss his journey in student leadership & what excites him about the future.

Brody put his money where his mouth was, laying down his year’s scholarship to kickstart a fundraiser that eventually raised more than $110,000 for students from regional areas to come to study through The Australian National University's Rural and Regional Equity Scholarship.

“When you have a group of passionate young people, you can put pressure on big players to make big change.”

In this episode, Brody shares his story including losing his job, becoming homeless as a student, living out of his car & flipping the mindset to remind himself he’s “still in the game.” He looked for the biggest challenge he could set himself, and set his sights on Mt Everest.

“When you’re at your lowest point to remind yourself that you’re still in the game.”

We wish Brody luck as he goes out on his next adventure & couldn’t be more appreciative of his story that will inspire so many other.

While it’s important to draw inspiration from Brody’s story, it’s also important to know that if you’re struggling with mental health (which we discuss in this interview) that we are not health professionals & would recommend you speak to your GP or seek assistance from these free services below:

If you or anyone you know might be experiencing mental health challenges, you can call Lifeline on 13 11 14, or The beyondblue Support Service who provide advice and support via telephone 24/7 (on 1300 22 4636), daily web chat (between 3pm–12am) and email (with a response provided within 24 hours).

https://www.beyondblue.org.au/about-us/contact-us

Interested in reading more about Brody’s work? Check out these resources:

·      https://science.anu.edu.au/news-events/student-blog/how-reaching-out-can-help-you-make-most-uni

·      https://science.anu.edu.au/news-events/student-blog/i-spent-my-winter-studying-oxford

·      https://science.anu.edu.au/news-events/student-blog/5-things-i-wish-i-knew-first-year

As he suggests, you can follow Brody on LinkedIn via https://www.linkedin.com/in/brodyhannan/ & ensure you look around you for inspirational people that you’re close to (as he suggests)!

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#005 Ft. Thenu Herath, College President, World Vision Australia Youth Ambassador & Educator

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Thenu graduated as Dux of her high-school before starting a Bachelor of Arts, in Politics & International Studies at the University of Melbourne. Her interests are spread across Education, Equality & Leadership, all of which we’ll cover on this episode of The Campus Experience. As President of her University College, a World Vision Australia Youth Ambassador as well as being heavily involved in education advocacy through Elevate Education & Teach For Australia, Thenu’s varied experience will show any young leader listening that they can achieve truly remarkable things with the right opportunities, commitment & people around you. 

In this episode we discuss how Thenu was influenced from seeing the world from different angles. Spending her first 7-years in New Zealand, before moving to Australia, then spending time in Sri Lanka & India, Thenu was struck by how fortunate she was to receive the quality of education & welfare afforded to her.

We discuss a series of key trips including one to northern India where Thenu met Soni, which she discusses in length in this blog post from World Vision:
blog.worldvision.com.au/stories-tell/ 

Going into leadership roles with World Vision Australia & her residential college, Janet Clarke Hall, Thenu shares the raw challenges of these experiences as well as the thoughts she’s going through in considering her career pathway to make the biggest impact on the world. 

If you want to hear about the highs & the lows of student leadership, how to balance multiple part-time jobs & why advocating for the causes dearest to your heart is the right path, this is the episode for you.

Resources:
Janet Clarke Hall: jch.unimelb.edu.au/ 
World Vision Australia: www.worldvision.com.au/ 
Elevate Education: au.elevateeducation.com/ 
Teach For Australia: www.teachforaustralia.org/ 


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#004 Ft. James Martin, Co-Founder & Managing Director of Insider Guides (International Education)

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In this episode of The Campus Experience, we welcome James Martin, Co-Founder & Managing Director at Insider Guides, a media company that creates free resources & magazines, jam-packed with tips for international students across a variety of topics. James also started the Victoria & South Australian chapters of the International Education young professionals’ group. 

With more than 11 years of experience in the international education space, James has been instrumental in helping more than 70% of international students arrive in Australia feeling more prepared, more welcome & more connected. 

In this podcast we discuss:
• James’s first international trip as a student
• Returning to Australia and feeling like something had changed
• Where the idea for Insider Guides came from
• The help he received along the way
• The variety of topics that are covered in Insider Guides including:
o Getting a phone
o Banking
o Accommodation
o Job tips
o Study tips
o Culture
o Health
o Transport
o Fun stuff
• The ‘Living Cost Calculator’ which gives you an approximate expense per week – I feel like lots of people could benefit from this tool!
insiderguides.com.au/cost-of-living-calculator/ 
• Continuing to innovate, launching his recent Youtube channel
www.youtube.com/channel/UCv2BBkcIzi2sz1cjKiHnO5Q 

NOTE: If entrepreneurship is of interest to you, jump forward to the 5minute36second mark to dive into how James got the idea for starting his own business & how he conducted his first ‘customer interviews’ with international students across the bar!

Two of my favorite quotes from this episode are:

“We as local students we travel around the world looking for these international experiences but sometimes these amazing people have come from all the way around the world to study at your institution, it’s about opening your heart, opening up and saying, “Look guys, I’m a local, let’s have a chat, let’s grad a coffee.” Only good can come from it.”

And,

“I think its important to try a lot of things when you’ve got nothing to lose. When you’re at university, you really don’t have a lot to lose by just thinking of a business idea, getting a few business cards printed, maybe bringing an international student along for the ride & trying something out. Only good can come from that really.”

To download your free resources in your city, visit insiderguides.com.au/ 

Additional resources mentioned:
• Australian Financial Review article from late October talking about the quote-unquote “recycling of overseas students for commissions”
www.afr.com/news/policy/education/unscrupulous-operators-recycling-overseas-students-in-return-for-commissions-20181022-h16y3g 

• International Education Association of Australia (IEAA)
Education is Australia’s 3rd largest export, at $30.3 billion & supports more than 130k jobs
www.ieaa.org.au/about-us/sector-stats 

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#003 Ft. Bridie Duggan, 2017 Young Australian of The Year (NT) raising $27,000 for mental health

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On this episode of The Campus Experience, I’m joined by Bridie Duggan who was awarded the Young Australian of the Year for the Northern Territory in 2017 due to her work as a mental health advocate. 

WARNING: This podcast includes a conversation about a mental health & suicide. If you or anyone you know might be experiencing mental health challenges, you can call Lifeline on 13 11 14, or The beyondblue Support Service who provide advice and support via telephone 24/7 (on 1300 22 4636), daily web chat (between 3pm–12am) and email (with a response provided within 24 hours).

After growing up in the regional Northern Territory, Bridie was personally moved to take action after the loss of a close friend. Through a GoFundMePage & a social-media campaign where she did thousands of burpees & shared them online, Bridie raised more than $27,000 for the Livin Foundation who have reached more than 54,000 people through their advocacy work. 

Today, we’re so fortunate to be joined by Bridie to discuss her experiences in leadership, her work in fundraising & the importance of speaking openly about mental health.

Some of my favorite quotes from this episode included:
“I always wanted to be one of the best so I wanted to motive others”

“You’re only as strong as your weakest player so it’s about building up others”

“The best thing I excel at is finding out how others learn” 

“When I got the call at the time to say that I was nominated… I actually hung up on them, saying “Sorry, I haven’t nominated [myself] for anything.” I had 8 [university] exams coming up. They [called back and] said, “I don’t think you understand how big this award is,” and I was like, “I don’t think you understand how tough these exams are!””

“Find your rock”

“You might be having a bad day but you’ve always got tomorrow to look forward to”

“I thought, “what’s an exercise everyone hates?” What I’ll do is (100 burpees) & make videos so people can donate & do it with me. The release of endorphins after you’re moving is incredible & I wanted others to realise how good it is to get your body moving for your mental health.”

“The most (burpees we did) was about 400 a day because we had 4 workplaces we had to go and visit.”

“People don’t really follow what you do, they follow why you do it”

Contact Bridie:
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/bridie-duggan-8661a293/ 
Instagram: www.instagram.com/bridie_duggan 

Resources:
livin.org/ 
www.beyondblue.org.au/about-us/contact-us 

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#002 Ft. Felicity Furey, AFR Top 100 Women of Influence, 2xCo-Founder, Engineer, TEDx Speaker + more

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In this episode, we welcome our first guest, Felicity Furey. Having been named one of the Australian Financial Review's Top 100 Women of Influence after Co-Founding both The Power of Engineering & Machinam Pty Ltd, I am thrilled to welcome Felicity to The Campus Experience! Check out our interview where we discuss:
- Felicity’s first steps into leadership;
- The moment The Power of Engineering was born;
- Taking calculated risks & finding funding;
- Seeking support from mentors & the power of personal branding (through speaking engagements);
- Resilience & self-belief stemming from being 1 of just 12 women in an engineering class of 120 during her studies at QUT & then hearing "careful... she could 'influence' you" from a colleague after winning the AFR Top 100 Women of Influence award!

In Felicity’s humble account of her journey, she’s quick to give credit to her Co-Founders, her teams & her mentors, & I took so much away from this conversation. 

Thank you so much for joining me Felicity, we hope you enjoy it! If you want to connect with Felicity, you can follow or connect with her on LinkedIn via, www.linkedin.com/in/felicity-furey-24b7a834 

Make sure you look into both of her organizations,
The Power of Engineering - www.powerofengineering.org 
Machinam - www.machinam.com 

You can also check out her work at www.felicityfurey.com including links to her TEDxQUTChange, 'Females powering engineering,' her speaking roles for organisations such as QANTAS, Ford, PwC, Westpac, Telstra, Intel, ARUP, Aurecon, Aurizon & more.

For more interviews with leaders like Felicity, make sure you follow Campus Consultancy.
Facebook: facebook.com/campusconsultancyAU 
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#001 How To Get Sponsorship, Find Partnerships & Build Stakeholder Relationships with guests MUEEC

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In this episode, we take you behind the scenes into a team consultation with the Melbourne University Electrical Engineering Society.

I talk about their current state of partnerships, their goals for 2018/2019 and strategies that they can implement to develop effective partnerships & sponsorship agreements.

We always advocate for identifying win-win opportunities. During this podcast, the team identifies a range of opportunities to develop new events to bring industry to campus, to deliver disproportionate value & in turn add value to the student experience. 

I hope you enjoy this episode, and please touch base to let me know if you found it helpful!

This is Josh, from The Campus Experience.

Find out more at www.campusconsultancy.org 
Connect with Josh via www.linkedin.com/in/joshdfarr/