Alumni living in Sydney and New South Wales are invited to get in touch with our Volunteer Alumni Coordinator.
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VAC profile: Candy Hung (Bachelor of Marketing, Master of Marketing)
A love for food and travelling has taken Candy around the world and she is now our Volunteer Alumni Coordinator based in Sydney.
Soon after graduating with a Master of Commerce at the University of Auckland, she moved to Hong Kong to kick-start her career in marketing. The travel bug soon bit again and she flew to the United States where she combined her marketing expertise and her passion for food.
Highlights of her career include being the wholesale and marketing manager at the award-winning ultra-premium ice creamery Humphry Slocombe in San Francisco and the business development manager for the world’s first sushi burrito concept, Sushirrito, in New York.
Inspired by roles like these, she enrolled in culinary school to further her knowledge of the food industry. Her enthusiasm of the restaurant scene and being closer to home made Sydney a great location for her to pursue her dreams.
Candy’s favourite memories from her student days is writing code for the Snake video game during a computer science course. She adds that the fried wedges with mince sauce and sour cream from the cafeteria is also hard to forget.
She encourages students to pursue internship and job opportunities in the field they are passionate about, even if it is unpaid, because it helps to stand out in a competitive job market.
Outside of work you’ll find Candy exploring restaurants and farmers markets. She enjoys new adventures, theatre and comedy, dogs and spending quality time with family and friends.
Candy would love to hear from alumni based in Sydney.