A highly regarded expert with over four decades of experience in Early Childhood Education and Care has taken out this year’s QUT Faculty of Education Outstanding Alumni Award for her dedication to early childhood learning.
Now you are earning money, what should you do with it? Join our panel of experienced alumni with finance and accounting backgrounds as they share their knowledge and understanding on pay slips and how to read them, tax returns (HECS thresholds and the Medicare surcharge), superannuation and setting up your bank accounts for success.
Webinar attendees will go in the draw to win a QUTeX course valued up to $660 (terms and conditions apply).
Director at Edison Talent
Tom is the Director of Edison Talent, a Brisbane based IT recruitment company that specialises in Software Development, Leadership and Strategy. After finishing an IT Degree in Data Communications from QUT, Tom moved into Network Administration and then into IT Recruitment. He now runs a team of approximately 25 consultants nationally who work across everything from finance, security, mining, bitcoin, and weapons tech.
Tom is our alumni panel host for 2021 and will be joined by two alumni panel guests:
Financial Event Expert and Founder of Ladies Finance Club
Despite having worked in the financial sector for national and international companies including Barclays, the Financial Conduct Authority, and the Bank of Queensland, Molly Benjamin was not very good with money.
In 2018, she launched Ladies Finance Club (Australia and UK) with a mission to empower women to take control of their financial future. Molly graduated from QUT in 2010 with a Bachelor of Mass Communications (Public Relations and Media Studies) and has recently shared her entrepreneurial insights as part of our alumni profile series.
Manager at PKF Brisbane
Etienne Volschenk has over ten years of demonstrated accounting experience, having worked in leading mid-tier firms across Brisbane. As a Manager at PKF Brisbane, Etienne uses financial data to make key informed decisions for his clients and helps them and his team understand the importance of financial literacy.
Etienne is a QUT alumnus, having graduated with a Graduate Certificate in Accounting in 2012. He has also served as Treasurer of QUT Young Alumni Chapter for a number of years.
One of Australia’s leading creative writers and public commentators on diversity and representation in the media has been named the QUT Creative Industries Faculty Outstanding Alumni Award winner.