Chinese whispers from business alumnus

Glenn Harvey is really bad at keeping secrets. Best coffee in Bendigo? He’ll tell you. Most picturesque cycling track? Just ask him. City’s quirkiest pocket? That’d be Chancery Lane. It’s here we meet the City of Greater Bendigo’s tourism marketing manager. It’s been a busy week of spilling the beans for the La Trobe alumnus;... Continue Reading →

The power of changing minds

In the realm of extreme career changes, Richie Clark’s is right up there. Consider butcher to psychologist. There’s certainly no clear pathway between the two, so three years ago Richie summoned the courage to forge his own. The Bendigo student is now half way to achieving his goal of becoming a clinical psychologist. “It’s been... Continue Reading →

Paige and the shop of opportunity

Most cash-strapped uni students love an op shop, but Paige Stephenson has an extra special relationship with her local. “I owe the op shop so much, it’s just incredible,” she says. The fourth-year paramedicine student has now entered her final semester, and she says she couldn’t have made it this far through uni without the... Continue Reading →

Time to talk about speech

It’s something most of us take for granted, but 1.1 million Australians have a communication difficulty, from toddlers to the elderly, and all ages in between. As such, the job of a speech pathologist is one of the most diverse in the health sciences field. This week is Speech Pathology Week, and many of our ‘speechie’... Continue Reading →

OT student beams dream job

There’s an old saying, if you want something done, give it to a busy person. Amy Whitten is your woman. The Masters of Occupational Therapy student is in her fourth and final year at La Trobe. And she’s just teamed up with a couple of local mums to open their own business. BEAM Bendigo is a... Continue Reading →

Warm winter welcome to international students

Bendigo was largely a foreign concept to the new international students who arrived for second semester this week, but it’s a place that’s about to feature heavily in their lives. The students have travelled to this dot on the map from all corners of the globe to advance their education, experience Australian life, and see... Continue Reading →

Home campus fosters talent

Scott Woodman is only halfway through his studies, and he’s about to test his expertise in the epicentre of Bendigo’s development… but first he’s helping out with open day. The second-year Bachelor of Business student and A-Grade Golden Square cricketer is majoring in accounting. Last year he interned at Bendigo accountancy firm AFS Associates and this semester... Continue Reading →

Money talk changes tack for MBA alum

We’ve been talking about money since King Alyattes, of Turkey, minted the first coin in 600BC. Since then it’s fuelled arguments, ruined dinner parties, made and broken many a man and woman. Master of Business Administration alumnus Ash McAuliffe is part of a new breed of young financial planners taking the trauma out of money... Continue Reading →

Designer bobs up in Bendigo

Graphic design alumna Jaimie Orr launched a mini solo exhibition of illustrations at Bendigo’s bob boutique last month. Her quirky animal characters are now adorning the wall of one of the city’s best-loved creative spaces. “This shop is pretty famous among the visual arts and graphic design students,” Jaimie says. Bob boutique is an outlet... Continue Reading →

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