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In 2000, Paul Chapman (DipLang(Japanese) 2000, BBus(Bkg&Fin) 2000) teamed up with Lee O'Mahony (BCom 1999, LLB(Hons) 2001) and Dan Pelosi (LLB(Hons) 2001, BCom 2001) to co-found legal graduate recruitment businesses and They have since sold the business to Thomson Legal & Regulatory.

Renee Paulet (BBus 2000, BA(Human&SocSc) 2000, PhD 2006) is a lecturer with the Department of Management at Monash University's Gippsland campus.

Puneet Kukreja (MIT 2001) is a senior manager with the business assurance practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers Australia, specialising in the delivery of security, compliance and risk solutions.

Chang Hiew Siong (BBus(Bkg&Fin) 2001, MPracAcc 2003) is celebrating the four year anniversary of her own business and outdoor furniture supplier, iwood Australia.

May Laksanarung (BBus&ElectCom 2001) is a wealth manager at the National Australia Bank, based in Sydney, where she has worked since 2003.

Now a vocational English teacher at CFA Stephenson, Benoît Cottenceau (MA 2001) has recently worked as a technical interpreter at Renault and as a logistician for a Japanese company.

Phasuk Chareonkiati

Reynaldo Wong (MEd(SpEd) 2001) was promoted from special education teacher to deputy director of Philippine High School for the Arts.

Phasuk Chareonkiati (GradDipLaw(Bk&FinLw) 2002) is a judge of the Court of First Instance in Thailand.

As a diplomat with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Tamara Somers (PhD 2002) currently manages the Australian Government's direct aid program.

Joanne Thorburn

Christopher Videroni (GradDipDipl&Trade 2002, MPubPolMgt 2003) has returned from the UK to take up a senior policy analyst role with the Queensland Department of Premier and Cabinet.

Named '2007 Victorian Mother of the Year', Joanne Thorburn (BA(Hum&SocSc) 2002) is a single mother of two boys who have high-functioning autism. She also teaches literacy to refugee children.

Antoinette Azzopardi

Wong Kok Leong (BNetComp 2003) spreads awareness of disability sports in the South East Asian region as corporate communications executive with the Singapore Disability Sports Council.

Antoinette Azzopardi (BA 2003) is media and sponsorship coordinator for Breast Cancer Network Australia, supporting women diagnosed with breast cancer.

Siddarth Patel (BCompSc 2003) has established his own wine company, Friday Monkey, which exports to six countries including its major market, the US.

Based in Poland, Khrystene Dalecki (BA(EurSt) 2003) has spent the past few years teaching English at private language schools.

Hebba Kachami

Prostate cancer researcher Prue Cowin (BBiomedSc(Hons) 2004) was named Bulletin Magazine's 2007 Young Achiever.

Sarah Holden

After taking part in LeasePlan Australia's graduate program, Hebba Kachami (BIMS 2004) is now working as the company's business solutions process coordinator. She is also about to launch her own information systems business, ACUO.

Sarah Holden (BCom(Acc&Fin) 2004) has spent the past three years at Deloitte. She has also completed her Chartered Accountant qualification and will now travel to the UK.

Based in Denmark, Helle Nielsen (BPyschMgt/ Mktg 2004), has been headhunted by a recruitment company, where she is now a consultant.

Comedian Jeremie Bracka (DipLang(Italian) 2005, BA 2005, LLB(Hons) 2005) featured at this year's New York International Fringe Festival with his one-man comedy show Enough About Me… Let's Talk About Jew!

Phillip Kalantzis-Cope

Kate Ashmor (BA 2005, LLB 2005) is now a litigation lawyer at Melbourne law firm Wilmoth Field Warne. She is also a Councillor of the City of Glen Eira, representing Tucker Ward in Melbourne.

Phillip Kalantzis-Cope (BA(Hons) 2005) has continued his studies since leaving Monash University and was recently accepted as a PhD student at The New School for Social Research in New York, US.

Courtney Webb (BVA 2005) is an assistant to the production designer of a new television mini-series being shot in Melbourne in 2007-2008.

As an application service consultant with Fujitsu Australia, Wu Jiaying (MAppInfoTech 2005) is currently working on the Primary Industry Information Management System project for the South Australian Government.

Following 18 months as a chemical engineer at Orica Engineering, Suyog Mahajan (PhD 2005) now works for Mackenzie Hydrocarbons as a project engineer.

Jemima Hipondoka (MEd(TESOL Int) 2005) is a junior lecturer with the Department of Communication at the Polytechnic of Namibia University in Africa.

Farhan Mir (MIMS 2005) is a lecturer with the Institute of Management Sciences at Bahauddin Zakariya University in Pakistan.

Cai Jinming (BBus(Mktg) 2005) is a risk control and credit assessment specialist at technology company Lenovo China.

Formerly a medical scientist for Medical Diagnostics Australasia, Renae Delahoy-Ristrom (BSc 2005) is now at Vintessential Labs where she performs wine chemical and microbiological testing.

Melanie Szydzik (BSc(Hons) 2006, LLB(Hons) 2006) is winner of the 2007 Monash Council World Environment Day award for staging a bike tour of Australia to raise awareness of climate change.

Preety Agarwal (MBA 2006) has been appointed information systems manager at The Learning Federation in Melbourne, Australia.

Bhuvi Tandon (GradDipEd(Primary) 2006) is a primary years teacher at the Australian International Academy of Education in Victoria, which offers International Baccalaureate programs across primary and secondary levels.

Current Monash Touch Football Club coach Peter Shefford (GradDipEd(Sec) 2007) is assistant coach of one of the Australian Touch Football teams competing in the 2009 Youth World Cup.

Jenny Sutono (BCom 2007, BA 2007) is vice marketing director of an Indonesian packaging company.

Within 12 months of joining HP Australia, Neel Shah (MIntBus 2007) was nominated for a Contractor Expertise Centre quarterly award.

Anindya Chattopadhyay (MAppInfoTech 2007) has been offered a graduate software engineer position at software services company TUSC, a subsidiary of Ericsson.