Alumni volunteer inspires recipients of New Columbo Plan scholarships

7 August 2014

ANU alumni and staff, along with guests from Waseda University and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, met in Tokyo on Friday 11 July to welcome 12 ANU students undertaking a pilot program at Waseda University as part of the prestigious New Colombo Plan.

Alumna Letina Connelly (BSc 1986), Vice-President, Strategy & Business Development Emerging Markets, IBM and ANU Alumni Volunteer, gave an inspirational talk to alumni and students about her global career with IBM.

Letina’s unexpected career path since starting with IBM in 1986 as a new ANU graduate has found her living and working in Hong Kong, New York and Tokyo and meeting and working with people from all across the globe from Brazil to USA, the Middle East, Russia, India, China, all across Asia, most recently Africa and now Japan. She has also worked across a range of disciplines including marketing, sales, technical, country, region and corporate headquarters throughout her career with IBM.

Read more about Letina’s journey since graduating at ANU

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