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Who can benefit from having a LinkedIn Profile?

LinkedIn is a tool that is extremely effective for individuals at all stages of their career, and across all industries. There is still a perception by many that LinkedIn is only for corporate employees, but this is most definitely not the case. You will now find individuals on LinkedIn from all walks of life including; small business owners, writers, designers, actors, AFL football players, personal trainers, teachers, nurses, doctors, and high school students. Regardless of your industry sector and the stage of your career, LinkedIn offers many benefits to advancing your career in a positive direction. Senior high school students In January 2022, LinkedIn had 12.7 million users in Australia which accounted for 48.7% of our entire population.  The largest user group based on age was 25 to...

Local Government – Bill Bott

Balancing a career in farming whilst also initiating change within local government is no simple feat. However, it is one Bill Bott AM (Class of 1962) has tackled, shaped around a lifetime spent attached to Caulfield Grammar. Days at Caulfield Grammar Bill has a lengthy history associated with Caulfield Grammar, shaping not only his life, but many of his family members: “My family involvement with CGS commenced in 1917 when my Grand Mother, herself a teacher, searched for a school for my father to attend to complete his education. She chose CGS because it demonstrated, in her words, good Christian values”. In 1957, Bill joined the Caulfield Grammar legacy his family began, moving to the VIC metro school alongside his brother Ted as a boarder. Bill is extremely grateful for the education he...

From the CGA – April 2022

Celebrating our Golden Alumni April has been a month to reflect on and appreciate our community. The CGA is immensely appreciative of all those who have attended their class reunions thus far. As we look to the months ahead, we are grateful to have the opportunity to watch peer years connect through the bustling Affiliate program and the upcoming Young Alumni Ambassadors Program. During April, we shared the story of Golden Alumni member Bill Bott AM (Class of 1962) with our community. Bill is an avid farmer on the NSW/VIC border and has made significant contributions to the local NSW government over a 35-year period, culminating in him becoming a Member of the Order of Australia in 2003. Dirk (Class of 2014) shared with us his lasting memories of Wheelers Hill campus, including the expansi...

7 Reasons why you should do an Internship

An internship is a short-term work placement often available to students to experience working at a firm, organisation or government department/agency in their area of study. Internships may be paid or unpaid and vary in length but are a fantastic opportunity for students to gain relevant experience and a unique opportunity for learning outside of the academic setting. Formal internship programs are advertised every year through Graduate job boards such as GradConnection, GradAustralia but students can also find advertised internships on job boards such as SEEK or LinkedIn by including the keyword ‘ internship’ in the search field.  Students should also consider approaching small to medium organisations directly, or through a personal contact, to request an informal internship. Here are 7 ...

How to stay relevant during a career break

As someone who works with many women relaunching their careers after an extended career break, one of my key learnings has been the importance of staying relevant whilst taking time out of the workforce, whether that be for parental leave, carer’s leave, travel or simply to take time out to re-assess future career options. Regardless of the reason, staying relevant will reduce the risk of feeling out of touch and losing confidence when returning to the workforce at a later date. Probably the silver lining of the pandemic has been that taking a career break has become much more accepted in society, with hiring managers and recruiters less likely to quiz a candidate on why they dared to take time out of the workforce.  The pandemic forced many to have a career break without any choice whethe...

From the CGA – March 2022

Celebrating the Women within our Community March has been another busy and productive month for the CGA. With more reunions and planning for the next few months taking place, we are excited to be continuing our platform for Grammarians to connect. In honour of International Women’s Day (March 8th), we dedicated March to recognising the wonderful women who have made invaluable contributions to our Grammarian community. Pip Karoly (Class of 2007) devotes her days to developing a patient-specific approach to epilepsy management. We had the pleasure of listening to Pip speak at CGS’s International Women’s Day Breakfast out at Wheelers Hill, alongside fellow Grammarians Kara Henderson (Class of 2015, paramedicine student and Hawks VFLW player) and Sherene Loi (Class of 1990, breast cancer resea...

Epilepsy Research – Pip Karoly

Grammarian Dr Pip Karoly (Class of 2007) devotes her days to developing a patient-specific approach to epilepsy management. A recent recipient of the L’Oreal Fellowship, her work is making a tangible difference for patients. Days at Caulfield Grammar Like many Grammarians, Pip fondly remembers walking up and down Glen Eira Road during her time at Caulfield Campus. Her time was mainly devoted to athletics, soccer and studying in the Year 12 Common Room during her final year. The close group of friends she formed is one she maintains and even attends CGA reunion events alongside. One of the most memorable and formative experiences from her Caulfield Campus days were her VCE Math Methods classes. Pip found a mentor within teacher Katerina Katselas. Her focus on problem solving and discovering...

Graphic Design for Change – Zoe Alexiades

Often time the arts can have a tangible, positive impact. That is exactly what Zoe Alexiades (Class of 2014) has aimed to achieve as an avid freelance graphic designer with her own business. Now having conducted a TEDx Talk and the recent winner of a HACCI Young Achiever Award, Zoe has made a career out of wanting to help others. Days at Caulfield Grammar Growing up at Caulfield Campus, Zoe could be found exploring many avenues. From pursuing summer, winter and spring sports, to taking part in the arts curriculum, Zoe’s time was spread across the school. She loved being involved in music and theatre, alongside leadership and community service. One thing is for certain – she absolutely made the most of every opportunity. Becoming a Grammarian and starting ZRA Designs In the initial absence ...

From the CGA – February 2022

Celebrating our Intergenerational Grammarian Families It’s still only the start of 2022 and yet February has been a busy and productive month for the CGA. We’re grateful to be welcoming Grammarians back to in-person reunions and affiliate club programs, and can’t wait to continue to see generations of peer years enjoy continued connections and memories. This month our focus has been on celebrating Intergenerational Families, especially those who have given back to their Grammarian community. We were lucky to feature the wonderful Niki Gaal (Class of 1986), a three-generational Grammarian. Niki is a key contributor to the Theatre and Dance program at CGS, working with the Friends of Theatre and Dance to provide endless backstage and costume help. Various students from recent years would all...

What we can learn from the younger generation in the workplace

It is widely cited that the concept of mentoring originated with the character of Mentor in Homer’s Odyssey. In this Ancient Greek epic poem, dating back around 3000 years, Odysseus entrusted his young son Telemachus to the care of Mentor, his trusted companion, when he went to fight in the Trojan War. Just like in Homer’s Odyssey, traditional mentoring in the workforce typically takes the form of an employee from the older generation sharing information and knowledge to a younger person. The mentor listens and acts as a sounding board, asks questions and encourages the mentee to look at issues from a variety of perspectives and supports them with problem-solving and decision-making. Introducing the concept of ‘reverse mentoring’ Since the 1990’s, some of the major corporations have ...

From the CGA – January 2022

A focus on Innovation and Entrepreneurship The CGA would like to wish all our Grammarians and friends a very happy New Year and a safe and prosperous 2022. We are grateful for your continued support and look forward to working closely with you to continue to create connections and engagement. This year we are doing things a little differently; our e-newsletter will be released monthly to help keep you more up-to-date with our community and CGA news, as well as streamline other communications. Each month we will be focusing on a particular theme to help highlight our values and important alumni stories. This month’s theme is innovation and entrepreneurship, and our feature profile is on Billy Green (Class of 2008) who has used innovation to excel in his home meal delivery service. We will a...

Creativity in Business – Billy Green

During 2020, Billy Green (Class of 2008) saw a noticeable gap in support for the local Victorian hospitality industry. Capitalising on the time spent at home, Billy started his own meal kit delivery service Make-Out Meals, a new middle ground between creator and consumer. Time at Caulfield Grammar Billy has fond memories of his Year 9 Learning Journeys at Caulfield Campus, during which he devoted time to learning to play guitar. His lunch times turned into opportunities to jam with a fellow peer, and eventually, this grew into a band they started together. This band continued on after Billy and his friend left the Caulfield Grammar gates behind, leading to them touring across Australia and even internationally for close to 5 years, recording music where they could in between. Finding a pas...

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