Alumni stories


Nur Amalina Khairul Anuar

Bachelor of Arts (Global) (2016)

My time at Monash Malaysia prepared me for the working world by equipping me with skill sets that are not only marketable and relevant, but also proprietary and irreplaceable


Lee Chui Teng

Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences (2016)

My education in Monash has equipped me with an arsenal of skills that would help me transition from university to working life.


Mark Prakash Rao

Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences (2016)

"My classes at Monash made me more open to sharing my work and exposed me to the valuable experience journalism offers."


Lydia Gitanjali Thiagarajah 

Bachelor of Arts (Global) (2016) 

"I have improved my communication and language skills during my studies at Monash Malaysia. I have also developed critical thinking skills and research skills that benefit me greatly in my work." 


Aw Yuong Tuck

Bachelor of Arts (2015)

I believe that the course I took was designed to make everyone a critical thinker. It is full of writing, understanding, reading and discussions. The best part was discovering new concepts or theories that could help me understand myself and the world better.  


Helen Sneha Jambunathan

Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences) (2013)
Honours degree of Bachelor of Arts (2014)

“University broadened my horizons in a way I had never imagined possible.”


Tay Siao Lin   

Honours degree of Bachelor of Communications (2014)

“Monash Malaysia has assisted with a lot of the “soft skills” required for the working world.”


Jaina Umesh Chandwany

Bachelor of Communication (2014)

"Most remarkably, Monash really opened up my mind to the community and world, at large."


Alicia Kabay

Master of Communications and Media Studies (2014)

"The main reason I chose to join the Master of Communications and Media Studies program in Monash Malaysia was because it allowed me to obtain an Australian degree from a world renowned university at an affordable rate."


Seow Choon Hui

Master of Communications and Media Studies (2014) 

"Monash has tailored its curriculum, specifically the Faculty of Arts, to leverage on the critical and analytical aspects of its students as well as their resourcefulness in conducting research."


Peter Gan Chong Beng

Doctor of Philosophy - Arts (2014)

"My studies at Monash has contributed quite substantially to my academic career in terms of providing me invaluable opportunities for research and for scholarly discussions with my supervisor."


Tania Wee Tien Ning

Master of Communications and Media Studies (2013)

"Our lecturers were flexible enough to allow Malaysian case studies in our discussions." 


Zakiah Syerina Balqis binti Taha

Master of Communications and Media Studies (2013)

“The culture of learning in Monash Malaysia is different from any local university that I have attended previously. Here, they gave students a chance to speak up their ideas.”


Nor Arlinda Mohamed Khalid

Doctor of Philosophy - Arts (2013)

"I took a few years off from work to further my PhD studies. The opportunities to work with some of the best lecturers and students at Monash have given me better perspectives about the real world. The experience was both rewarding and meaningful when I re-entered the workforce."


Natasha Shakira Agaki

Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences) (2012)

"Now working in a diplomatic mission, I have been inspired by strong professional figures to embark on a career path of diplomacy as a way of connecting governments and people by bridging cultural gaps."


Abeer Yusuf

Honours Degree of Bachelor of Arts (Cultural Studies) (2012)

"My time at Monash helped me add value to my skills – both in writing, and self-esteem. I was much more confident in my ability to present myself to the outside, ‘adult’ world, much happier and satisfied."


Sharkshini Mathivanan

Bachelor of Arts (2012)

"The university’s commitment to independent study ethics, strong emphasis on the balance of work and leisure improved my ability to manage stress and appreciate work/life balance."


Rushanka Janani Ratnayake

Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences

"My course work and other project activities have helped me become a better team player and to synchronise my strengths with my colleagues to achieve exceptional results."


Anthea Haryoko

Bachelor of Communication

"My studies helped me shape a critical and analytical mind in understanding how cultural and media landscapes function and operate."


Farlina Md Said

Bachelor of Arts (2010)

"Monash University nurtured a curious mind in an open learning environment that consists of warm staff members, open academic staff, well-constructed school syllabus and also welcoming peers."


Melanie Alyssa Chalil

Honours Degree of Bachelor of Arts (Communications) (2010)

"The courses I undertook in Monash has without a doubt shaped my perspective about the world we live in and our interconnected relationship with each other within a global community."  


Camelia Harahap

Bachelor of Communication (2009)

In terms of knowledge and skills, it has honed my critical thinking and analysis skills, and with the abundance of opportunities available for me to take on during my study, it has really helped in shaping my personal and professional growth, reassuring me with what I envision as my future career.


Lia Fauziah

Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences) (2008)

If you are looking for the best quality in teaching and learning that will help you land your dream job, Monash is the answer. 


Tee May Yee

Bachelor of Arts (2005)
Honours degree of Bachelor of Communication (2007)

"It shaped me the way any educational experience does - there's a body of academic study that opens itself up to you, along with all its ideas about how the world works. With university, this happens while you're stradding that divide between youth and adulthood, building your own ideas about how the world should be."


Aaron Lee Jun Meng

Bachelor of Communication (2007)

"Monash Study Tours, Futsal sessions with students and lecturers, and impromptu student film shootings around campus - I believe activities like these are the takeaways you would like to have upon graduation! One thing I liked about the lecturers were that they were all approachable."


Joanne Soo Liyeng

Bachelor of Communications (2007)

"Monash shaped the right attitude for the modern workplace. Questioning the status quo, taking ownership, being bold enough to speak up where necessary were all important traits to have at the workplace."



Paulista Bunga Surjadi

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

“The School of Arts and Social Sciences allowed me to be more critical in seeing the world, hence gaining more depth and creativity that I use at work.”