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What does it take to be a leader? How do leaders create and use networks? How do they stay motivated? What are some of the challenges?

Have these and other questions answered at our first USC Young Alumni event in Brisbane for graduates 35 and under.

Enjoy a drink and something to eat, and hear from fellow graduates who are leaders in their field. Amanda and Scott will share their tips and what they’ve learnt from years of experience.

We are keen to connect with our alumni in Brisbane who are 35 and under and provide you with some valuable insights for your personal and professional development. It’s guaranteed to be a fun and informative evening, so don’t miss this opportunity!

Register now and be sure to share this with other USC alumni friends in Brisbane.

Register here

Amanda Cassar MFinPlan 2009

Amanda Cassar

Director of Wealth Planning Partners

Amanda is a leading financial planner and was a national finalist for the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) Female Excellence in Advice Awards. She holds leadership roles on various industry boards and committees and is a member of the Million Dollar Round Table. Amanda is a regular contributor to CEO Magazine online, Business Women Media, and received a prize for ‘most influential user in social media in Australia in finance’. She has written a book ‘Financial Secrets Revealed’ interviewing business people, finance professionals and everyday Australians on the best advice they have ever been given. Amanda sits on the Qld Development Board for the Hunger Project, supporting communities suffering from chronic hunger with a hand-up, rather than a handout. Her experiences in Africa have shaped her views on leadership and the value of having the right mindset.

Scott Barker BSc(Sp&ExSc) 2006

Scott Barker

Head of Performance Analysis, Brisbane Broncos

Scott was in the first intake of sport and exercise science students at USC in 1999. Around the same time, he wrote a letter to Brisbane Broncos coach Wayne Bennett offering his services at training and ended up volunteering there for two years, doing everything from holding up the tackle bags to filling water bottles. In 2001, Wayne created a full-time paid position for Scott as a Video Analyst when such roles didn’t exist. "Wayne was definitely ahead of his time", says Scott. "It's only in the last 5 years or so that other professional rugby league clubs have employed full-time performance analysts". During his career, Scott has also worked for QLD State of Origin, Australian Rugby League, Newcastle Knights, Illawarra Dragons, English and French National Rugby League teams. He has led the way with technological advances in his field.

For any enquiries contact Anita Edmonds, USC Alumni Relations, Email:, Tel: 5459 4564

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