Career focus pays off

Sam Alessandrino’s career journey began when the search for greater employment prospects brought him to VU. There, 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 treated like an adult and given maximum flexibility. I found the teachers to be extremely industry-experienced and 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.

Currently I work for Transurban, an Australian infrastructure company, as a Human Resources Analyst, and I’ve already received a number of peer recognition nominations. I’m also studying a Masters of Business Analytics at VU and I love how relevant it is to my work and future career ambitions.

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."

Courses studied

Bachelor of Psychological Studies/Bachelor of Business (Human Resources specialisation)

Master of Business Analytics (Professional)