Posted on May 30, 2017 / Past Students
Careers Night – Find Your Future Self!
Following is a sample of the many wonderful Alumni who attended our Careers Night on the 18 May. Thank you again to all who attended, both Alumni and current families.
Lindy Cameron (Class of 1976)
Job title: Publisher / Author
I’m Lindy, a Tintern alumna who graduated in 1976. Yes, last century!
My professional career since then has, in one way or another, involved words.
I did a cadetship on the Geelong News, then worked as a journalist on the Chadstone Progess and a variety of other Leader newspapers.
I travelled overseas for 14 months – leaving Australia with a ticket to Bali, and travelling ‘overland’ through South-East Asia, India, Israel, Egypt and Europe to the UK.
On my return home, I got a job as a Book Editor with Lonely Planet, the travel guide publisher. I left there six years later as Senior Editor. I then worked as a freelance book editor for a few years before writing my first crime novel, which was published by HarperCollins Australia. I have since then had another four novels published, and co-written three True Crime books.
In 2010 I established my own independent publishing company. Clan Destine Press specialises in Australian genre fiction. We launched with a novel set in Ancient Egypt by Kerry Greenwood (author of the Phryne Fisher mysteries); and now have 30 authors and nearly 50 books.
I am a founding member, and Vice-President, of Sisters in Crime Australia, an organisation that has been celebrating, promoting and having fun with womens’ crime writing for 25 years. It is, arguably, one of the best groups in the country for readers, viewers and writers of anything.
Josh Smith (Class of 2009)
Job title: Lawyer
I started high school in 2004 and graduated in 2009. I performed poorly for my first two years in high school and didn’t have any idea what I wanted to do with my life post-school until Year 9 when I decided I would become a lawyer.
I didn’t achieve the ATAR required to go straight into law so I studied Arts at Monash for two years, before transferring to Law/Arts at La Trobe Uni. I graduated from La Trobe in 2015.
In 2014 I started shadowing several different barristers, which predominantly involved observing court proceedings and conferences. Through this shadowing, I came into contact with a solicitor in early 2015 and inquired about vacancies within the firm (Balot Reilly Solicitors) and was offered a work experience position. I carried on this work experience role for the remainder of 2015 and was then employed in 2016 (and remain there today). It is a criminal defence firm.
In late 2016 I commenced my Practical Legal Training at the College of Law and graduated from this in March 2017. My date for admission as a lawyer is 18 July 2017.
Siming Lu (Class of 2005)
Job title: Obstetrics and Gynaecology Registrar
After leaving school in 2005, I studied at the University of Melbourne and completed a six-year Medical degree. Apart from the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), I also completed a Bachelor of Medical Science by conducting a year long research project at the Royal Children’s Hospital. Since graduating in 2011, I have worked in many hospitals across Victoria and am currently completing further specialist training in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology.
After medical school, I underwent my internship and resident training at Ballarat Base Hospital where I completed terms in medicine, surgery, emergency medicine, paediatrics and obstetrics and gynaecology. During my medical training, I found a passion for women’s health and decided to pursue specialist training in obstetrics and gynaecology.
I commenced specialist training in 2015 and currently I’m in my 3rd year of the six-year training program. I am currently working as an obstetrics and gynaecology registrar at Frankston hospital. My days are split between the operating theatre, labour ward and pregnancy clinics. I look after women through all stages of life with many different health issues and are often involved in some of the most important moments of their lives.