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Name: Max Agapitos

Course: Bachelor of Primary Education

Notre Dame Education graduate Max Agapitos says the university’s emphasis on inclusiveness makes it a wonderful place to learn.

“The community is second to none. You quickly establish a place in all facets of university life, in societies, sports groups or leadership programs,” he says.

Max values Notre Dame’s emphasis on being involved in the world. “I’ve applied the theories I have learnt at university to teaching in schools in Kenya and East Timor. I’ve taken away more than I could have learnt in the classroom from these cultural immersion programs.”

Now a primary school teacher at Sydney’s Claremont College, Max says he’s often asked why prospective students should consider Notre Dame and has an emphatic response.

“Its small class sizes offer a unique learning experience, where teachers and students collaborate above and beyond the requirements of a typical learning program. Employers look very highly on a Notre Dame graduate across all our fields including law, nursing, business, medicine and education.”

Name: Rebecca Lennard

Course: Bachelor of Laws

For Law graduate Rebecca Lennard, the opportunities offered by Notre Dame’s personalised educational experience were the keys to career success.

“I had teachers throughout my time at Notre Dame who were constantly looking out for me,” Rebecca says. “They would say, ‘Bec, we think this is a great opportunity for you.’”

One such opportunity was competing in the 2016 Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna, where Rebecca won the prestigious Martin Domke Award for Best Speaker from a field of 2,000 international law students. She’s now a lawyer at Gilbert + Tobin in Sydney, where she began working as a paralegal during her final year of study.

“I think a large part of where I am today is because of the opportunities that Notre Dame gave me. They really are there to help the students in today’s world go for the jobs of today.”

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