Alumni

Alumni

UOW College are proud to have provided the first and crucial stepping stones that have enabled our Alumni to establish themselves in successful careers across a wide range of fields, including Marketing, Engineering, Health Sciences and Academia.

There are always more UOW College graduates making their way towards their dream careers.

Susan Zhang

Susan Zhang

Dynamic Display Campaign Manager, Google Australia.

"[UOW College] helped me to establish effective study methods, which were different from what I had previously learned in China. It helped me to adapt to the new environment and ... ensured my English skills were up to the University standard."

James Goudkamp

Dr James Goudkamp

Associate Professor, Oxford Law Faculty.

"Aim high, and always remember that there is no significant downside to applying for things that might initially seem to be out of your reach."

Lucas Zhu

Lucas Zhu

Network Engineer, Google Inc.

"UOW College was a stepping stone for me... challenge yourself!"

Paljor Lama

Marketing Coordinator, The English Language Company.

"Looking back, I realise how my studies at UOW College were structured to give me the best possible preparation for my bachelor studies at UOW."

Kele Maher

Kele Maher

Hydrogeologist for WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff.

"UOW College was the first stepping stone to get me to where I am today... Without that first stepping-stone, I might have taken a different path altogether."

Jessica Antonelli

Jessica Antonelli

Human Resources Advisor, The Shellharbour Club.

"If you’re determined to succeed and willing to put the effort in, you will be amazed at where your studies can lead you."

UOW Student Profiles

UOW College provides guaranteed pathways* into the University of Wollongong. Here's what our Alumni have to say about their UOW College experiences.

Takako Azumo

Takako Azuma

Master of Education (TESOL), University of Wollongong.

"I realise that if I had not had the chance to learn at UOW College, I would be totally at a loss for what I should do for the [Master of Education (TESOL)]."

Alice Moon

Alice Moon

University Entrance Certificate - 2014
Bachelor of Nursing - Current

Without UOW College I wouldn't be in my dream degree. Something that has stood out for me is the high level of support and help that your receive all throughout College and Uni life. That support has meant a lot to me, without it I probably wouldn't have made it into the Bachelor of Nursing at UOW.

David Ollivier

David Ollivier

University Access Program - 2012
Bachelor of Exercise Science - Current

I attended UOW College in 2012 and took part in the University Access Program (UAP). When I finished school, I decided that jumping into university wasn't the right place for at the point and time, so instead I travelled, worked and completed a Certificate III & IV in Personal Training. After some time and experience, I felt like it was my time to take on the challenge and experience of University, but it had been a long while since I had been studying and wasn't sure how I would cope jumping straight into this environment again. It was then that I came across the UOW College alternative pathway option and I am so thankful that I did. The UAP prepared me in more ways than I imagined, as it catered to preparing my skills for the style and academic standards of University, prepared me the relevant areas of study for the degree I wanted to undergo, and once successfully completing my UAP course, I was guaranteed entry into my nominated degree.

While at UOW College, I felt completely part of the University as I had access to all the same things as the Uni students and would go enjoy all the functions they put on, which essentially helped me smoothly transition into the Uni life and I even noticed I had a massive advantage in my first year classes as I was prepared in all the right ways. I am now in my final year of my Exercise Science degree and so grateful that it all started with my experience at UOW College, I highly recommend it to anyone.

Briony Lai

Briony Lai

Foundation Studies - 2011
Bachelor of Exercise Science - Current

Speedy responses and heaps of student support services at UOWC reinforced my interest in health science. UOWC provided me with an alternative pathway to university and the field that I was passionate in. The following years of life I have had in university shaped me to be a different person than I was.

Last reviewed: 6 November, 2015