We hope you enjoy this edition of Old Concordians’ Connect.
At Concordia, the connections we make are lifelong and all Old Concordians are invited to stay connected through reunions, alumni events, sports groups, volunteering, networking and mentoring opportunities.
The Old Concordians’ Committee has recently welcomed Josh Martin, Class of 2020, as a member. Josh has already made a positive impact on the Committee, and we look forward to his continued contribution. We caught up with Josh for a short Q&A.
Q&A with Josh Martin, Class of 2020
Class of 2020
What motivated you to join the OCA Committee?
I saw the OCA Committee as an awesome opportunity to stay in contact with students, staff and the community. As members of the OCA Committee, we’re in a unique position to maintain close ties between Old Concordians and the College through sporting clubs, wellbeing programs and events where we can hear from guest speakers, gain access to important resources and develop important skills necessary as we step into adult life.
What is great about being an Old Concordian?
As a Concordia graduate, we have an important sense of self and a quiet confidence that enables us to pursue our aspirations, exceed our own expectations and reach our own definitions of success. To me, that is such an important part of life and something we should always try to embrace. Sharing these experiences with Concordia and continuing to represent the College after graduating is an important part of being an Old Concordian and something I’ll always be proud of.
Where has life taken you since leaving Concordia College and what are your plans for the future?
I’m currently in my second year of studying a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Secondary Teaching at Flinders University. I’m keen to get some valuable experience overseas and would love the opportunity to teach in the UK and complete some further study before returning to Concordia and eventually working my way up to a leadership position at the College in years to come.
What advice would you give graduating students?
Do what you love. Pursue something that you believe allows you to make a difference in the lives of others and just throw yourself out there. Embrace every opportunity you can, take on challenges, work hard, enjoy the journey and dream big.