Sam Alessandrino’s career journey began when the search for better employment prospects brought him to VU. Here, he received the focus and support he needed to find his motivation, career calling, and success.
"Prior to studying at VU, I was completing a similar degree at another university, but couldn’t see where my study was taking me. When I started at VU, I felt like I finally had career direction, which I attribute to VU’s focus on industry and employment.
The best thing about VU was the modern learning approach. I was given maximum flexibility and I found the teachers to be extremely industry-experienced. I met many influential staff members who have supported me throughout my career journey.
Since graduating, my career has taken off. My first major achievement was landing a job at Crown Melbourne as Human Resource Administrator. While in this role, I received the Crown Service Leader Award, which recognises high performance and service excellence.
For three years I worked for Transurban, an Australian infrastructure company, as a Human Resources Analyst while I completed my Master of Business Analytics (Professional). Recently I joined NAB as a People, Data and Analytics Consultant.
I credit much of my success to VU. Not only did my education help me acquire the skills I needed to thrive in an ever changing work environment, it showed me how to be a good corporate citizen, and the values of networking, upskilling, and embracing change. VU was an enlightening higher education experience for me. At VU I found my motivation and career calling."