“SEDA PROVIDED ME WITH A LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE”
– JOEL IVES, SEDA GRADUATE
Students who have successfully graduated from SEDA College find themselves studying and working in a broad range of industries.
MEET OUR GRADUATES
Ben Abbatangalo – Co-CEO, AIME
After graduating from SEDA in 2012, Ben had a series of jobs within the sporting industry including Community Programs Assistant at Cricket Australia and Communications Coordinator at AIME. AIME is an educational program that supports Indigenous students through high school and into university or employment. Ben has risen to the rank of co-CEO with AIME at just twenty-three years old. He is passionate about advocating for aboriginal people and wants to continue changing the face of the country.
Eray Saban – Stadium Event Manager, Marvel Stadium
Eray via LinkedIn:
“It’s not often I post about work, but It’s pretty incredible that I get to call this my job. At the age of 18, I managed my first ever event, a basketball tournament for 400 people in the outskirts of Melbourne. Fast forward 8 years, last night I was lucky enough to host over 55,000 people for U2 – The Joshua Tree Tour. So many months of planning which went into it all and multiple challenges along the way but an incredible night overall. This one is going in the pool room one day.”
Kirsty Lamb – Western Bulldogs AFLW
Kirsty Lamb is an Australian rules footballer playing for the Western Bulldogs in the AFL Women’s competition. Lamb previously played cricket with the Melbourne Renegades in the Women’s Big Bash League and currently works for Cricket Australia.
Chelsea Edwards – Police Officer, Victoria Police
Upon graduating Chelsea gained employment with Royal Brighton Yacht Club as the Discovery Sailing Coordinator. At the beginning of 2016, Chelsea seized the opportunity to apply for Victoria Police. After a nine-month application process, Chelsea began her dream career as a Constable with Victoria Police.
Caitlyn Gerecke – Receptionist, Netball Australia
“SEDA College best prepared me for life after school. I learned a lot about how to communicate with people in the industry and being confident with how I present myself. I also was lucky enough to gain employment with Netball Australia through my year of work placement with the help of my teacher.” Caitlyn is currently studying a Bachelor of Sports Management and Sports Science whilst working with Netball Australia in High Performance.
Josh Kruse – Communications / Digital Producer, Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda F1 Team
Graduating from SEDA in 2011, Josh went on to study a Bachelor of Sports Journalism at La Trobe University which he completed at the end of 2015. Today, Josh is currently based in Italy and travelling the Formula 1 Circuit as a Communications and Digital Producer with Formula 1 team, Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda.
Sherridan Long – Teacher, SEDA College
Graduating from SEDA in 2011, Sherridan went on to study a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physical Education) from 2012-2013, followed by a Graduate Diploma of Education in 2014. Sherridan then started working at SEDA in 2015, whilst completing a Masters of Teaching with a focus on Applied Learning, the cornerstone of the SEDA program.
Josh Martin – Studying a Bachelor of Sport Science
With aspirations of becoming a Physiotherapist, Josh is currently in his 3rd year at Deakin University studying a Bachelor of Sport Science. Josh discovered his passion for muscles and movement while completing a placement at a physiotherapy clinic during his final year at SEDA.