Domestic student recruitment team

The Domestic Student Recruitment Team works directly with Careers Practitioners in schools, attends Career Group meetings, conducts presentations, organises school visits on campus, and attends events off-campus such as careers evenings, expos and seminars where they can meet and talk to students in person.

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Jodie Altan
Director, Student Recruitment

Jodie oversees the Student Recruitment teams, both onshore and offshore, and is responsible for strategic recruitment planning and advice.

Tamara Barth (on maternity leave for 2017)
Senior Manager, Domestic Student Recruitment
Tamara is responsible for the management of the domestic Student Recruitment team. She has a double degree in business at Monash and is currently  working towards her postgraduate studies in a Masters of Leadership.

Helen O'Keeffe
Manager, Domestic Postgraduate and Pathways
Helen manages Postgraduate and non-school leaver recruitment and is responsible for recruitment in the Northern Territory. She has a background  in secondary teaching.

Melissa Shinkfield ​(née New)
Manager, Programs and High Achieving Students
Melissa oversees the Monash Extension Studies and Monash Scholars programs for high achieving secondary students. She also looks after schools in Western Australia. She is a Monash graduate with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce and has worked in various roles at Monash including Faculty Administration, recruitment and outreach.

Amy Little
Student Recruitment Coordinator (Domestic)
Amy's portfolio includes international onshore students, coordinating Monash Information evenings and is responsible for Tasmania. She is a Monash  graduate with a Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Communications and has also undertaken postgraduate studies in international relations. Amy was previously in a marketing and recruitment role at Monash Business School before joining the domestic recruitment team.

Tom Holdsworth
Student Recruitment Coordinator (Regional Engagement)
Tom is responsible for engagement with regional schools in Victoria and NSW. Tom holds a Bachelor of Arts (Legal Studies and History) and a Master of Marketing and Management. Tom was previously working in Monash Residential Services before joining the recruitment team.

Ben Law
Student Recruitment Coordinator (Domestic)
Ben oversees student recruitment in Queensland and is the liaison for key expos and TIS. Ben has completed a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science and comes with experience in the domestic and international market space.

Jacqui Burchell
Student Recruitment Coordinator (Domestic)
Jacqui is responsible for organising the team’s major expos and events and participates in TIS activities. She is our contact for students from South Australia. Jacqui holds a Bachelor of Business (Hospitality) and brings with her a range of events experience having previously worked with the Monash Student Association in the Host Scheme and Volunteering programs.

Rachel Ung
Student Engagement Coordinator
Rachel coordinates the Monash Scholars Program for High Achieving students, and looks after the ACT recruitment market.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Monash and an Executive Master of Arts from the University of Melbourne.  She has worked in various roles across recruitment, marketing and faculty at Monash.

Michaela Gabbe
Student Recruitment Program Officer
Michaela is responsible for the administration of the Monash Extension Program and provides support for Monash Scholars. A Monash graduate, she has completed a Bachelor of Music, Diploma of Languages (Spanish) and also a Diploma of Education (Secondary). She previously worked as a teacher for five years before joining the Domestic Recruitment team.