Two alumni talk about the importance of networking and friendships to current Year 12
12 March 2018

Year 12 connect with Old Girls

​​Two Old Girls were welcomed back to St Catherine's to speak with our Year 12 students for our ​'Old Girls in Focus' event ​yesterday. ​This was the inaugural event of our Year 12 engagement program.

Megan Greig OG2000 came to St Cath's in Year 9 from Tottenham, a small town in the middle of NSW. After a successful work experience placement in Year 10, Megan went on to pursue a career in public relations and marketing after graduating from university. Zoe Durand (Paterson) OG2000 is a K-12 survivor and successfully juggles a career as a family lawyer and mediator and also as an internationally acclaimed artist. 

Megan and Zoe have maintained a great relationship both professionally and personally since leaving St Cath's. They spoke about finishing school and moving on to the next stages of their lives. Together Megan and Zoe founded Women’s Nexus, an invitation-only women’s networking group. Women's Nexus provides a bi​​monthly booster for women's careers with support, inspirational speakers and cross-referrals. 

Both Megan and Zoe spoke to Year 12 about their triumphs and struggles, and offered advice on everything from getting as much work experience as possible while still studying to utilisi​ng the many connections our students have at school through friends and family. They even extended an invitation to all Year 12 to join the next Women's Nexus event –​ a great eye-opener for our girls!​​

Mrs Meagan Sharpe (McLachlan) OG2003Alumni Relations Coordinator