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We are inspired by those who leap confidently into the unknown.

They are the pioneers who challenge convention, set new standards and shift attitudes.

Discover more through the following stories.

Re-engineering the Air Force

Interested in planes, space and science?

Listen to Karl’s story

Play his Own The Unknown Podcast to hear more about his story, and how his time at UQ has prepared him for his future unknowns.

Karl Domjahn has long had an interest in planes, space, and science. So it’s only natural that this gifted UQ graduate has ended up entrenching himself in the aerospace engineering industry. But his path has been anything but conventional. The world-shaping and ever-evolving engineering environment has meant that Domjahn has had to lean heavily on his ability to pivot and problem-solve.

Making bikes big business

Dream of mastering e-commerce?

Listen to Jen’s story

Tune into her Own The Unknown Podcast to learn more about her story, as well as the knowledge and skills she credits for her success.

Navigating professional life is something that might seem like second nature to Jen Geale, UQ alumnus and co-founder of award-winning online retailer Mountain Bikes Direct. But she’s the first to admit that it hasn’t always been smooth sailing. Ms Geale, one of 2018’s Top 50 people in eCommerce, has had to navigate a turbulent and ever-evolving environment of changing technology and competitive pressure.

The intelligence behind artificial intelligence

Want a career in the rapidly evolving AI space?

Listen to Nicholas & Samuel’s story

Listen to their Own The Unknown Podcast to learn more about their story, as well as their experience studying at UQ.

Since meeting while studying law at UQ, Nicholas Therkelsen-Terry and Samuel Irvine Casey have gone from strength to strength in what can only be described as a cutthroat professional environment. As the driving force behind Max Kelsen and cognitiveCX, one of the country’s most exciting software engineering and artificial intelligence companies, the duo has overcome the unknowns of a burgeoning industry and now count some of Australia’s biggest brands as clients.

The art of medicine

Considering tackling Medicine?

Listen to Lauren’s story

Check out her Own The Unknown Podcast to learn more about her story and the role UQ is playing in shaping her future.

Lauren Squires is hardly a typical medical student. As part of the first generation in her family to attend university, Lauren had her work cut out for her from the very beginning. But, thanks to one very fascinating creative side project, this artist-come-aspiring-doctor is now tackling what is arguably one of the most gruelling courses on offer at UQ in a unique and rewarding way.

Overcome the unknown

Watch Amber Bourke, Australian champion free diver overcome her unknowns.

Amber's story

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