UOW graduate recognised for role in career
Feb 17, 2003
Six delegates from the University of Wollongong Golden Key International
Honour Society attended the 2003 Golden Key Asia-Pacific Conference held
at Sydney’s Star City Casino from 6-9 February.
attracted over 170 delegates from chapters around Australia, New Zealand
and Malaysia, providing them with an opportunity to exchange
ideas on community service projects and career development activities.
delegates were also recognised for their commitment to leadership,
community service and academic achievement.
Maree Costello, 2002 President of the University of Wollongong Golden
Key chapter, was awarded the Regional Student Leader Award at the
Student Achievement Breakfast on 7 February. Ms Costello, 23, graduated
the University last year with a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Law
degree, gaining First Class Honours in Law. She was recognised for
in organising the Inaugural Illawarra Graduate Careers Fair.
Careers Fair attracted 29 local businesses to the University on 8
May last year, and was the first Tertiary-based Careers Fair
to link local business opportunities with students studying in
Ms Costello said that she was humbled in receiving this award
are so many inspiring leaders within the Asia-Pacific.’ The
University of Wollongong chapter was also recognised for its
work on the Careers Fair, winning the Best New Chapter Activity
As one of the host chapters of the Conference, the University
of Wollongong generously sponsored the Career Development Luncheon
on 7 February,
where Pro-Vice Chancellor Ah Chung Tsoi gave an address and
where Professor John Hewson gave a keynote speech. Mr. Martin Smith,
from the University
of Wollongong Careers Service, also spoke at the Luncheon as
member of a Careers Panel.