What do you miss the most about your time studying at RMIT in Melbourne?
Lecturers – it was always so inspiring and empowering to hear them lecture and interact with them. Many lecturers came from industry experiences and the courses were industry related and practical.
Friends from all over the world – I am still connected with them. We had a vibrant Malaysian students association, and they helped me fit in with Australian culture and society.
What would be your top advice or tips to RMIT international students who are studying in Australia?
Embrace the culture and society here. Be part of it and get involved. It’s not easy but you will have fun and you will grow exponentially in your views of life, culture and community.
The power of networking and connections and building a trust economy and your personal brand.
RMIT has great resources and incredible facilities to help you live your very best life.
Two words students should keep in mind:
Grit, the power of passion, perseverance and consistency
[The acronym] TEAM – Together Everyone Achieves More.
What are some of the highlights of your career?
Although the accomplishments and highlights matter, the process and journey have been equally important to me. I enjoyed the experience and growth and the impact I have in my team, my people, the community and the planet.
What are you currently working on? What's next for you?
It will be another incredible year of collaboration and connection as we resume life back to the positive vibrant environment we’ve always thrived in. I will continue my strong community involvement in various NFPs (not-for-profit organisations) to motivate and support young people and champion diversity and gender equality.
[I will] lead and serve with the ‘Circle of Abundance’ to make a positive impact on those around [me] and create a positive mindset to live my very best life!
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Story: Gavin Gan