From media personality to social service crusader, journalist gives voice to country’s most vulnerable

08/03/2023. By Carmelle Wilkinson.

Hazlina Abdul Halim.

Affectionately known as Chief fairy godmother, Make-A-Wish CEO and Curtin Master of Film and Television graduate Hazlina Abdul Halim is certainly no stranger to taking the plunge.

From scuba diving in some of the world’s most isolated and exotic destinations on her honeymoon, to leaving the world of journalism to change the lives of children with critical illness – Hazlina does it all with endless enthusiasm and passion.

“I find diving to be liberating and incredibly fulfilling. It really puts things in perspective and gives you a great appreciation for life,’’ she said.

“I’m a firm believer that everything that has happened in my life is for a reason and it has  prepared me for my role at Make-A-Wish.

“To be able to give the gift of strength, joy and hope to children is a true honour and privilege.”

For most of these beautiful children, holidays to Disneyland and loads of toys are not the only items on the wish list. The why of the wish goes much deeper.

“I had one child request a trundle bed so he could share a room with his siblings, and another asked for an indoor playground in their home so they could enjoy playtime with their brothers and sisters because they were unable to play outdoors due to his illness. He felt guilty that his brothers and sisters were also missing out on going to the playground, so he wanted to bring it to them.”

The former Channel News Asia Editor and Presenter said putting a smile on children’s faces and watching them find the strength and motivation because their wish came true, has become her world.

Hazlina is bringing the gift of hope and joy to Make a Wish children.

“Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with critical illness – not terminal, so the concept of hope always applies. And that is the greatest gift we can give these children and their families,’’ she said.

“We want them to believe in a better tomorrow and know there is so much to look forward to.

“We also recognise that while this is a wish for the child, the effect of their wish can be very empowering and uplifting for their family too.”

Prior to moving into the not-for profit space, Hazlina was a familiar face on Singapore TV.

Starting her career with an internship at Ria 89.7FM in Singapore at just 19, she soon landed the role of a part-time announcer while still in school.

A year later she was presenting for Berita, Mediacorp Suria’s prime-time news bulletin.

An avid reader from a young age, Hazlina recalls her fascination with broadcasting began at just six years old.

“I remember taking family road trips to Malaysia when I was young, and I would read aloud the slogans on every billboard as we drove past,’’ she said.

“I’d also mimic what was said on the radio, and I remember my Mum saying maybe you can do this when you are older? And I thought to myself, is that possible?

While Hazlina may have discovered her passion for storytelling at a young age, she says there’s no reason why people can’t find their passion or talent later in life.

“I had a wonderful 18 years in the media and public affairs, but I found a calling to change gears and move into social service,’’ she said.

“My background in journalism and public affairs gave me so many great opportunities and provided a solid foundation for what I do now.

“It also taught me to be sincere and brave.”

Prior to moving into the not-for-profit sector, Hazlina had an illustrious media career.

Hazlina said it was while studying Film and Television at Curtin University in Perth that the seeds of activism were first planted.

“While studying at Curtin I continued to work at MediaCorp and would return to Singapore on my Semester breaks and summer holidays to present and report the news,’’ she said.

“Giving people a voice and sharing their story is my passion, so while I was studying in Perth I volunteered at a local radio station and it gave me a burning desire to tell the stories of the local communities in WA.

“I’ve been very fortunate in my life and in many ways, I’ve had the lion’s share of it, so it would be remiss of me if I don’t help others by giving back.”

Following graduation, Hazlina returned to Singapore to lecture Communications and Media Management at Temasek Polytechnic’s School of Business – a role she found incredibly enriching.

However, her love for storytelling again drew Hazlina back to the newsroom – this time becoming Channel News Asia’s news editor at just 29 years of age.

Alongside her current role as CEO for Make-A-Wish Singapore, Hazlina is also the President of Singapore’s Muslim Women’s Association (PPIS) – a role she’s helmed for three years since 2020.

“It took the pandemic to highlight just how essential social service is,’’ she said.

“PPIS supports Muslim women across the various phases of their lives through holistic community programs and initiatives.

“We work to build resilient families who can become part of an inclusive community that supports women’s aspirations.”

Before transitioning into the charity sector, Hazlina was U.S. Embassy Singapore’s public affairs advisor from 2019-2022, where she devised public engagement strategies and programs for the Embassy and its leadership team.

Hazlina said a career highlight was coordinating the media plan for Vice President Kamala Harris’ inaugural visit to Singapore in 2021.

US Vice President Kamala Harris arriving on Air Force Two in Singapore in 2021.

“When the opportunity arose to move into public affairs I jumped at it,’’ she said.

“I got the opportunity to also lead the local staff association as well as the diversity, equity and inclusion working group which was really inspiring and eye-opening.”

Hazlina said as her career progressed, she found herself attracting leadership roles.

“My good fortune is that my husband and parents are always incredibly supportive,’’ she said.

“My parents both come from STEM backgrounds. Dad is now retired, but Mum still works in mechanical engineering.

“When you have someone like Mum as a role model I don’t think you ever equate gender with any sort of limitation.

“And when you have a Dad who supports that – then you think of males as allies.”

“I’m so grateful to have a family who supports me in my many hats. There is no way I would be where I am now without them, especially my better half.

“His love, support and belief in me is what motivates me to do my best.”

Hazlina and her husband taking the plunge in the Ningaloo Reef.

So, what is Hazlina’s advice for fellow and future female leaders?

“As a leader, know that you are never alone in your leadership journey,’’ she said.

“You have a team, so be there for each other.

“Surround yourself with an ecosystem that is supportive and motivates and encourages you to be your best self so together, you can reach for the stars.”

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Curtin graduate and Founder & Owner of The Real Healthy HQ CaAtherine Meredith is passionate about supporting the next generation of Curtin business leaders. 📚💡

On a mission to give back to the Curtin community and help shape the next generation of industry professionals, CaAtherine decided to get involved in Curtin’s Faculty of Business & Law Internship program.

Through the 12-week program, CaAtherine was able to impart her wealth of marketing and business knowledge to Curtin Marketing student Kyra Otega as part of the program.

Having just completed the program, CaAtherine and Kyra share their experiences. 💛

𝟏. 𝐂𝐚𝐀𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐞, 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐢𝐧𝐯𝐨𝐥𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐦?
As a proud Curtin Alumni, being a mentor allows me to share my experiences, insights, and knowledge with the next generation of business leaders, and I am excited to support and guide them on their journey!
 
𝟐. 𝐊𝐲𝐫𝐚, 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐢𝐠𝐠𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞?
Working with CaAtherine and the Real Healthy HQ has taught me a lot about the practical side of marketing. Learning these lessons has built my confidence greatly, before beginning my internship it was hard to see myself as a professional Marketer rather than a Marketing student.
 
𝟑. 𝐂𝐚𝐀𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐞, 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐟𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰 𝐂𝐮𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐧 𝐚𝐥𝐮𝐦𝐧𝐢 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐢𝐧𝐯𝐨𝐥𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐨𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲?
I encourage fellow alumni to get involved, as their contribution as a mentor could be exactly what a mentee needs to elevate their abilities and become work-ready. Your guidance and experience can make a lasting difference in their journey.

Contact Curtin FBL Student Experience Coordinator Yen Hieu at fblengagement@curtin.edu.au to express your interest. 🧑‍💻

#CurtinUniversity #CurtinAlumni #Mentoring #Business #Industry #Experience #Mentorship #ProfessionalDevelopment #WorkExperience #Leadership #Marketing #Perth #Coaching #Education #Entrepreneur

Curtin graduate and Founder & Owner of The Real Healthy HQ CaAtherine Meredith is passionate about supporting the next generation of Curtin business leaders. 📚💡

On a mission to give back to the Curtin community and help shape the next generation of industry professionals, CaAtherine decided to get involved in Curtin’s Faculty of Business & Law Internship program.

Through the 12-week program, CaAtherine was able to impart her wealth of marketing and business knowledge to Curtin Marketing student Kyra Otega as part of the program.

Having just completed the program, CaAtherine and Kyra share their experiences. 💛

𝟏. 𝐂𝐚𝐀𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐞, 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐢𝐧𝐯𝐨𝐥𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐦?
As a proud Curtin Alumni, being a mentor allows me to share my experiences, insights, and knowledge with the next generation of business leaders, and I am excited to support and guide them on their journey!
 
𝟐. 𝐊𝐲𝐫𝐚, 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐢𝐠𝐠𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞?
Working with CaAtherine and the Real Healthy HQ has taught me a lot about the practical side of marketing. Learning these lessons has built my confidence greatly, before beginning my internship it was hard to see myself as a professional Marketer rather than a Marketing student.
 
𝟑. 𝐂𝐚𝐀𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐞, 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐟𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰 𝐂𝐮𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐧 𝐚𝐥𝐮𝐦𝐧𝐢 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐢𝐧𝐯𝐨𝐥𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐨𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲?
I encourage fellow alumni to get involved, as their contribution as a mentor could be exactly what a mentee needs to elevate their abilities and become work-ready. Your guidance and experience can make a lasting difference in their journey.

Contact Curtin FBL Student Experience Coordinator Yen Hieu at fblengagement@curtin.edu.au to express your interest. 🧑‍💻

#CurtinUniversity #CurtinAlumni #Mentoring #Business #Industry #Experience #Mentorship #ProfessionalDevelopment #WorkExperience #Leadership #Marketing #Perth #Coaching #Education #Entrepreneur
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Growing up in the tropical climate of Kuala Lumpur, Sadruddin (Dean) was fortunate to live within minutes of lush forest. 🌲🌱 

However, after noticing a rapid decline of canopy cover in his home country over the years, Dean had to take action.
 
After graduating from Curtin, the Accounting & Finance graduate founded Planters – a conservation program turned public company whose main goal is to preserve biodiversity through strategic reforestation.

Since 2008, Planters has been restoring and protecting hectares of forest throughout Malaysia, including the National Botanic Gardens Shah Alam.

Last month, the company revealed it’s exciting new cutting-edge digital technology representing a significant advancement towards safeguarding Malaysia’s invaluable forests and biodiversity.

Read more in #CurtinCommons via the link in bio. 👆

#CurtinUniversity #CurtinAlumni #CurtinMalaysia #Alumni #Anniversary #Malaysia #Sarawak #Miri #KualaLumpar #Biodiversity #Rainforest #Conservation #Environment #Sustainability #Technology #AI #Education

Growing up in the tropical climate of Kuala Lumpur, Sadruddin (Dean) was fortunate to live within minutes of lush forest. 🌲🌱

However, after noticing a rapid decline of canopy cover in his home country over the years, Dean had to take action.

After graduating from Curtin, the Accounting & Finance graduate founded Planters – a conservation program turned public company whose main goal is to preserve biodiversity through strategic reforestation.

Since 2008, Planters has been restoring and protecting hectares of forest throughout Malaysia, including the National Botanic Gardens Shah Alam.

Last month, the company revealed it’s exciting new cutting-edge digital technology representing a significant advancement towards safeguarding Malaysia’s invaluable forests and biodiversity.

Read more in #CurtinCommons via the link in bio. 👆

#CurtinUniversity #CurtinAlumni #CurtinMalaysia #Alumni #Anniversary #Malaysia #Sarawak #Miri #KualaLumpar #Biodiversity #Rainforest #Conservation #Environment #Sustainability #Technology #AI #Education
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What does it take to become a successful marketer in today’s world? 💻🌏💡

Curtin Marketing Association President Sean Palm caught up with the Co-Founder and Executive Producer of the Perth International Cabaret Festival, Alison Welburn to gain some valuable insights on how to become a professional marketer.

Since graduating from Curtin, Alison has acquired more than 30 years’ experience working within the WA arts sector, and is the Founder and Owner of Limelight Consulting, a bespoke Arts PR and Marketing consultancy. 🎭

Alison shares her top tips on how to make it in the marketing industry. Watch the full interview via the link in bio. 🔗

#CurtinUniversity #CurtinAlumni #CareersCorner #Marketing #DigitalMarketing #Media #Communications #PublicRelations #Management #Business #Perth #PerthBusiness #PerthisOk #Graduate #Arts #Consulting #BusinessAdvice

What does it take to become a successful marketer in today’s world? 💻🌏💡

Curtin Marketing Association President Sean Palm caught up with the Co-Founder and Executive Producer of the Perth International Cabaret Festival, Alison Welburn to gain some valuable insights on how to become a professional marketer.

Since graduating from Curtin, Alison has acquired more than 30 years’ experience working within the WA arts sector, and is the Founder and Owner of Limelight Consulting, a bespoke Arts PR and Marketing consultancy. 🎭

Alison shares her top tips on how to make it in the marketing industry. Watch the full interview via the link in bio. 🔗

#CurtinUniversity #CurtinAlumni #CareersCorner #Marketing #DigitalMarketing #Media #Communications #PublicRelations #Management #Business #Perth #PerthBusiness #PerthisOk #Graduate #Arts #Consulting #BusinessAdvice
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What a wonderful time celebrating Curtin University Malaysia’s 25th Anniversary last week! 🎊
 
Ahead of the celebrations over the weekend in Miri, our team caught up with some of our incredible alumni in Kuala Lumpur.
 
Hear their special message below. 👇
 
#CurtinUniversity #CurtinAlumni #CurtinMalaysia #Alumni #Anniversary #Malaysia #Sarawak #Miri #KualaLumpar #University #HigherEducation #Education #Graduates #Community #Friends #Memories #Graduations #Leaders

What a wonderful time celebrating Curtin University Malaysia’s 25th Anniversary last week! 🎊
 
Ahead of the celebrations over the weekend in Miri, our team caught up with some of our incredible alumni in Kuala Lumpur.
 
Hear their special message below. 👇
 
#CurtinUniversity #CurtinAlumni #CurtinMalaysia #Alumni #Anniversary #Malaysia #Sarawak #Miri #KualaLumpar #University #HigherEducation #Education #Graduates #Community #Friends #Memories #Graduations #Leaders
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Congratulations to all of our new Curtin Malaysia alumni who graduated today at the Curtin Malaysia Graduation Ceremony! 🎉✨🎓

Such a proud and momentous occasion, we can’t wait to see where your Curtin degree will take you. 

Welcome to our alumni family!! 👏🏽👏🏽💛💛

See your friends in the video? Tag them in the comments below. 👇🏽

#CurtinUniversity #CurtinMalaysia #CurtinAlumni #Miri #KualaLumpur #Malaysia #Graduation #GraduationCeremony #Alumni #Homecoming #Celebration #HigherEducation #Education

Congratulations to all of our new Curtin Malaysia alumni who graduated today at the Curtin Malaysia Graduation Ceremony! 🎉✨🎓

Such a proud and momentous occasion, we can’t wait to see where your Curtin degree will take you.

Welcome to our alumni family!! 👏🏽👏🏽💛💛

See your friends in the video? Tag them in the comments below. 👇🏽

#CurtinUniversity #CurtinMalaysia #CurtinAlumni #Miri #KualaLumpur #Malaysia #Graduation #GraduationCeremony #Alumni #Homecoming #Celebration #HigherEducation #Education
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Curtin Finance & Marketing graduate Jane Teh is passionate about bringing people together to create amazing opportunities. 🤝🌏
 
As President of the Curtin Malaysia Alumni Chapter and a respected Corporate Trainer and Consultant, Jane is looking forward to celebrating Curtin Malaysia’s 25th Anniversary with our current and future graduates.
 
Thank you Jane for showing us around your home city of Kuala Lumpur, we had the best time eating and walking (13,000 steps) our way around the City.
 
We can’t wait to enjoy a Cham with you again soon! 💛
 
As we celebrate 25 years of our amazing Curtin Malaysia alumni community, Jane shares what she loves the most about being an alumna and career advice for aspiring graduates looking to excel in their careers. 🎉🎓
 
Read the full interview with Jane via the link in bio. 👆
 
#CurtinUniversity #CurtinAlumni #CurtinMalaysia #Alumni #Anniversary #Malaysia #Sarawak #Interview  #Business #Global #Travel #KualaLumpar

Curtin Finance & Marketing graduate Jane Teh is passionate about bringing people together to create amazing opportunities. 🤝🌏
 
As President of the Curtin Malaysia Alumni Chapter and a respected Corporate Trainer and Consultant, Jane is looking forward to celebrating Curtin Malaysia’s 25th Anniversary with our current and future graduates.
 
Thank you Jane for showing us around your home city of Kuala Lumpur, we had the best time eating and walking (13,000 steps) our way around the City.
 
We can’t wait to enjoy a Cham with you again soon! 💛
 
As we celebrate 25 years of our amazing Curtin Malaysia alumni community, Jane shares what she loves the most about being an alumna and career advice for aspiring graduates looking to excel in their careers. 🎉🎓
 
Read the full interview with Jane via the link in bio. 👆
 
#CurtinUniversity #CurtinAlumni #CurtinMalaysia #Alumni #Anniversary #Malaysia #Sarawak #Interview #Business #Global #Travel #KualaLumpar
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What a beautiful night celebrating Curtin Malaysia’s 25th Anniversary with our amazing alumni in Kuala Lumpur. Thank you to everyone who came, we loved seeing you!! ❤️❤️

Are you a Curtin alumni in Malaysia? Get involved in Curtin Malaysia’s Lost Alumni Project by updating your details via the link in bio. 👆

#CurtinUniversity #CurtinAlumni #CurtinMalaysia #Alumni #Anniversary #Malaysia #Sarawak #Community #International #Graduates #Global

What a beautiful night celebrating Curtin Malaysia’s 25th Anniversary with our amazing alumni in Kuala Lumpur. Thank you to everyone who came, we loved seeing you!! ❤️❤️

Are you a Curtin alumni in Malaysia? Get involved in Curtin Malaysia’s Lost Alumni Project by updating your details via the link in bio. 👆

#CurtinUniversity #CurtinAlumni #CurtinMalaysia #Alumni #Anniversary #Malaysia #Sarawak #Community #International #Graduates #Global
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From YouTube star to creative director, Curtin graduate Jin Lim (also known as @jinnyboy) has come a long way from his content creating days. 🎬🎥
 
The former radio DJ is now founder of his own production house and social media agency – Aspect Ratio Studios. 🚀

It was so lovely catching up with Jin and hearing all about his exciting and impressive career journey.
 
“While I loved being a Youtuber for 10 years and building my channel, as I got older and started a family, I wanted to create something a bit more sustainable,’’ he said.
 
“Under our agency, aspiring creatives like writers and directors have a platform or playground to do whatever they like without guidelines.”

You have a special way of bringing stories to life Jin and we look forward to seeing what’s next for Aspect Ratio Studios. 🎓✨
 
As we mark Curtin Malaysia’s 25th Anniversary, Jin shares his fondest Curtin Malaysia memories with us below. 👇

Are you a Curtin alumni in Malaysia? Get involved in Curtin Malaysia’s Lost Alumni Project by updating your details here: https://shorturl.at/6Ne1n
 
#CurtinUniversity #CurtinAlumni #CurtinMalaysia #Alumni #Anniversary #Malaysia #KualaLumpar #SocialMedia #ContentCreator #JinnyBoy #Influencer #BusinessLeader #Business #Global

From YouTube star to creative director, Curtin graduate Jin Lim (also known as @jinnyboy) has come a long way from his content creating days. 🎬🎥
 
The former radio DJ is now founder of his own production house and social media agency – Aspect Ratio Studios. 🚀

It was so lovely catching up with Jin and hearing all about his exciting and impressive career journey.
 
“While I loved being a Youtuber for 10 years and building my channel, as I got older and started a family, I wanted to create something a bit more sustainable,’’ he said.
 
“Under our agency, aspiring creatives like writers and directors have a platform or playground to do whatever they like without guidelines.”

You have a special way of bringing stories to life Jin and we look forward to seeing what’s next for Aspect Ratio Studios. 🎓✨
 
As we mark Curtin Malaysia’s 25th Anniversary, Jin shares his fondest Curtin Malaysia memories with us below. 👇

Are you a Curtin alumni in Malaysia? Get involved in Curtin Malaysia’s Lost Alumni Project by updating your details here: https://shorturl.at/6Ne1n
 
#CurtinUniversity #CurtinAlumni #CurtinMalaysia #Alumni #Anniversary #Malaysia #KualaLumpar #SocialMedia #ContentCreator #JinnyBoy #Influencer #BusinessLeader #Business #Global
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Curtin graduate Nikki Di Costa is passionate about making our communities happier and healthier through the power of yoga and education. 🧘📚 

Living out of home and studying to become a pharmacist at Curtin, Nikki discovered yoga for the first time through her housemate and the rest became history. 

In 2015, Nikki started instructing yoga in a small rural WA town of just 4000 people, nowadays she is @cityofbayswater’s resident yoga instructor and also teaches through her holistic health and wellness business, @corehealthshift. 

“I love instructing as I can give back to the community through running parents and bubs classes. Having three kids myself,  I know how hard it can be to make time for exercise. It feels so good to be able to give back to these parents that may be struggling. Knowing that you can make a difference to one person’s life, that’s amazing!” she said. 

Nikki isn’t just passionate about giving back through the power of yoga, she is also a dedicated educator here at Curtin, working as a Sessional Tutor in the School of Management and Marketing. 🍎📚

This year marks Nikki’s 30th anniversary of being at Curtin, from taking dreaded exams in Hollis Lecture Theatre (building 401), she’s now educating and empowering our next generation of changemakers. 💛 

“Curtin has given me the opportunity to be educated and now I’m able to return that gift and give back through educating and mentoring future generations. Continuous learning is something that has always been instilled in me,” she said. 

Discover more inspiring Curtin alumni stories in Curtin Commons via the link in bio. 👆 

#CurtinUniversity #CurtinAlumni #Anniversary #Pharmacy #Business #SmallBusiness #Yoga #Education #HigherEducation #Perth #Teacher #Leaders #Health #Wellness

Curtin graduate Nikki Di Costa is passionate about making our communities happier and healthier through the power of yoga and education. 🧘📚

Living out of home and studying to become a pharmacist at Curtin, Nikki discovered yoga for the first time through her housemate and the rest became history.

In 2015, Nikki started instructing yoga in a small rural WA town of just 4000 people, nowadays she is @cityofbayswater’s resident yoga instructor and also teaches through her holistic health and wellness business, @corehealthshift.

“I love instructing as I can give back to the community through running parents and bubs classes. Having three kids myself,  I know how hard it can be to make time for exercise. It feels so good to be able to give back to these parents that may be struggling. Knowing that you can make a difference to one person’s life, that’s amazing!” she said.

Nikki isn’t just passionate about giving back through the power of yoga, she is also a dedicated educator here at Curtin, working as a Sessional Tutor in the School of Management and Marketing. 🍎📚

This year marks Nikki’s 30th anniversary of being at Curtin, from taking dreaded exams in Hollis Lecture Theatre (building 401), she’s now educating and empowering our next generation of changemakers. 💛

“Curtin has given me the opportunity to be educated and now I’m able to return that gift and give back through educating and mentoring future generations. Continuous learning is something that has always been instilled in me,” she said.

Discover more inspiring Curtin alumni stories in Curtin Commons via the link in bio. 👆

#CurtinUniversity #CurtinAlumni #Anniversary #Pharmacy #Business #SmallBusiness #Yoga #Education #HigherEducation #Perth #Teacher #Leaders #Health #Wellness
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Greetings from our team in Kuala Lumpur!!! 🌏👋🇲🇾
 
Ahead of Curtin Malaysia’s 25th Anniversary celebrations in Miri this weekend, our Head of Engagement Caroline Robson and Editor-in-Chief of Curtin Commons Carmelle Wilkinson are catching up with some of our amazing alumni in Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia. 🎉🎓

Their first stop is coffee (of course) and then plenty of posing with celebrity photographer and bestselling author Kid Chan.
 
According to @tatlermagazine, the Bachelor of Commerce graduate is one of 100 people you must know in Asia!
 
Read about Kid’s exciting career journey from business executive to world renowned photographer in Curtin Commons via the link in bio. 👆
 
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Greetings from our team in Kuala Lumpur!!! 🌏👋🇲🇾
 
Ahead of Curtin Malaysia’s 25th Anniversary celebrations in Miri this weekend, our Head of Engagement Caroline Robson and Editor-in-Chief of Curtin Commons Carmelle Wilkinson are catching up with some of our amazing alumni in Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia. 🎉🎓

Their first stop is coffee (of course) and then plenty of posing with celebrity photographer and bestselling author Kid Chan.
 
According to @tatlermagazine, the Bachelor of Commerce graduate is one of 100 people you must know in Asia!
 
Read about Kid’s exciting career journey from business executive to world renowned photographer in Curtin Commons via the link in bio. 👆
 
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