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Going global: it's a small world

Dear QUT graduate,


With COVID-19 becoming endemic to much of the world, focus is returning to international business and travel as people and organisations look forward to reconnecting, sharing and growing. Unsurprisingly, workers and organisations are now mobilising to capitalise on opportunities born out of the pandemic’s recovery, particularly globally.


This month’s issue will explore how going global has been redefined, and the international connections QUT has through its alumni, research, courses and partnerships. With more options than ever to work remotely, study virtually, and do business digitally, people are increasingly empowered to upgrade their skills and knowledge, build relationships, and work from anywhere.


As a QUT alumnus who graduated in business and creative industries, my springboard to the global scene was through an advertising agency with international offices, which I leveraged to work in several regions across the world. During this time, I also co-founded a travel content brand and production company, developing destination storytelling videos. Now, I’m based in the Netherlands as Social & Content Lead at OLIVER Agency and have the flexibility to live and work remotely when desired.


The opportunities to go global are incredibly exciting, and I am thrilled to help share what’s possible for QUT alumni as this month’s feature.


Your guest editor,

Dean Vowles (BBus(Advtg)/BCI(TV))

Social & Content Lead, Global Brand Teams at DIAGEO
Featured on the 2014 QUT 'Graduate Success' TV ads


Attend our events


Ken + Julia Yonetani:
To Be Human

To Be Human is the first major survey exhibition of Australian-Japanese artist duo Ken + Julia Yonetani. Working together since 2008, the artists are known for their use of unusual materials, such as salt, sugar and uranium glass, to create awe-inspiring, large-scale installations. This focused exhibition will bring together works from Australian and international collections.

> Learn about the upcoming exhibition

Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame

Join us for a night of celebration as we honour past and present Queensland business leaders, and announce the 2022 cohort of inductees. The Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame was established in 2009 to recognise the public contribution made by leaders of business to the reputation of Queensland and its economic and social development.

> Purchase your tickets here


More upcoming events & opportunities


Grow your knowledge


QUTeX: Modern Chinese
Language Courses

The Confucius Institute at QUT (CIQ) offers a range of engaging short courses to promote Modern Chinese (Mandarin) learning, as well as a better understanding of Chinese people and their culture.

> Enquire now

Master of Business (International Business)

Get ready to acquire industry knowledge and skills that span trade procedures, logistics, negotiation techniques, languages, regional understanding and offshore business strategies.

> Enrol now

*Save 25% off QUTeX Short Courses
Exclusive to QUT alumni. Some exceptions apply.


Meet your peers


QUT alumnus turns a lifelong passion into a career

Since he was young, Benjamin Yu has been a massive gamer and says finding a career in the gaming industry is the perfect example of working on the things you love, with the added bonus of a role that spans across the globe!

> Meet Benjamin

STEM sisters study education to inspire next generation

Sandra Vecchio has embarked on a career as a science teacher after graduating the top of her QUT class, and there will be a second science teacher in the family once sister Kylie also completes her education degree through QUT.

> Meet Sandra and Kylie


Discover our research


New Australian tech to compete with global brands

New Australian-made positioning technology based on QUT research is set to compete with global brands in monitoring risk and safety of road bridges, high-rise buildings, dams and other major natural or constructed structures.


> Read more about the QUT research

Get involved

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Find QUT connections across the globe

Fostering a sense of connection and building our QUT global village are at the forefront of our vision as a university for the real world. Connect and collaborate using our alumni map network tool.


> Tap into a network of professionals

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TEDxQUT speaker applications close next month

Do you have ideas worth sharing? Are they new, interesting, and realistic? Could they change the current perspective? If you answered yes to these questions, apply to be a TEDxQUT speaker.


> Complete a TEDxQUT speaker application form

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Study English with QUT College

General English at QUT College is a great way to improve your English for school, work and everyday life, allowing you to develop core skills such as reading, writing, speaking and listening. 


> Learn more about the 20 week program

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