Alumni Postcards

Our alumni are sharing their stories in the form of postcards from all over the world and letting us know how they are dealing with the ongoing COVID-19 situation from their current locations. Read their stories below.

If you would like to send us a postcard, please email your story (350 words), two images (and a short video if you like) to monashalumni@.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Grace Watson - Bologna Italy

. I've lived in Paris for the last 6 years and work in advertising as an Associate Creative Director at the agency .

I haven't left my apartment except for essentials or seen anyone except my partner since the 14th of March. I have to admit I was one of the skeptical ones that thought we would never go into lockdown so once it happened it took me a week to accept I would be trapped in my 40m2 apartment for the unseeable future.

to study at Monash. I am one of five children and the only one to study internationally. Since returning to my 名门棋牌 country, Cambodia, I have worked as an Account Director at an advertising company.

Life has changed dramatically when Coronavirus or Covid-19 became a pandemic disease. Cambodians started to feel panic and the situation escalated inevitably after a sudden and severe outbreak in South Korea and Italy. Citizens are encouraged to stay 名门棋牌 and limit their daily activities. Schools were ordered to close while some businesses can continue with extreme caution.

Read Solisou's full postcard here

Joel Smith - Melbourne, Australia

Dear world, It is me, Joel Smith, coming to you live from my flat in Melbourne.

Since leaving Monash in 2010 after completing a Bachelor of Journalism, I have developed a career in sports digital and social media. However, due to the current circumstances, I write this to you having lost all sources of income. Times are tough but I find comfort in the fact that I am not alone.

It has actually made me appreciate my partner (Johanna) even more who is a midwife, working on the frontline at the Royal Women’s Hospital. She continues to amaze me every day with her attitude to pick up the slack for where I cannot. Speaking of the frontline, a shout out to all those medical staff who are doing an amazing job containing this virus as we know it.

Read Joel's full postcard here

Yly Suardy - Jakarta, Indonesia

Hi, my name is Yly Suardy, a Monash Master of Laws alumna and Legal Counsel at the Lippo Group, Indonesia. I am a working mother with 2 children ages 13 and 9 years old.

I want to share the first week of our life in quarantine. The first week was a struggle for everyone, to us as parents, to the kids because of schooling, our house devolved into utter chaos. As a working mother, I rarely find myself spending much time at 名门棋牌, much less to this extent, so for the first time in a while, I had to experience the stress of dealing with two rowdy children on top of the ever demanding workload of my job. Suddenly I needed to be a teacher, a mother while balancing as a counsel to various companies. All of this stay-at-名门棋牌 mom business was new to me. I didn’t know how to teach my troublemaker of a son who is more akin to resembling an energetic monster instead of an actual child, or how to deal with an angsty teenager who wants nothing more than to hide away in her room all day.

Read Yly's full postcard here