Concordia Business Breakfast

This morning, Concordia hosted its second Business Networking Breakfast of the year, this time with a focus on ‘STEAM’ (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics).

Around 70 guests from related fields enjoyed catching up over morning coffee, before sitting down to a delicious continental breakfast.

Principal Lester Saegenschnitter provided an exclusive preview of plans for the new Science and Art Centre, before introducing three Old Collegians from the Class of 2007, who provided an insight into their experiences after graduating from Concordia.

Our first guest speaker, Dr Kerstin Tromans spoke about some of the staff who shaped her time at Concordia and inspired her to pursue a career in medicine, as well as the impact of work experience in a Hospital in Vanuatu. Kerstin now works as a GP at Flinders Medical Centre.

Rami Rasheed described how a career’s night at Concordia and subsequent work experience with Santos arranged through an Old Collegian shaped his decision to pursue a career in engineering. Rami now works as Field Drilling Engineer with Santos, supervising night drilling operations in the Moomba Drilling Office.

Our third speaker, Henry Spry, identified himself early on as a ‘technically minded problem solver’. Initially embarking on a degree in automotive engineering, Henry later discover a passion for sustainable energy engineering, which marked the start of an exciting career. Henry now divides his time and energy between his work as a controls engineer at Schneider Electric, where he has worked on major building developments, including SAHMRI and the new Royal Adelaide Hospital, and his outreach work as Regional Vice President for Engineers without Borders.

Special thanks go to our guest speakers and to everyone who helped make this event such an enjoyable and successful occasion. If you would be interested to find out more about our Business Networking Breakfast series, please contact Sue Spry.

Helen Karapandzic
Director of Community Relations

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