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Cindy Burgess

EGGS alumna, Cindy, is currently a third year Commerce student at the University of Sydney majoring in management, marketing, and international business. With a natural flair for business, Cindy founded a student run startup in 2017.

In her first year of university, Cindy founded a student run startup business. Student Feeds provided affordable healthy meal preparations to students living in self-catered accommodation. She was also involved in the Incubate Startup Accelerator Program, and was runner up for the Best Student Run Startup category at the 2017 Australasian Startup Awards. Most recently, Cindy has gained a position as a Talent Specialist for the Asia Pacific region at Uber working in the Sydney Head Quarters, all while balancing her studies at the same time.

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Embrace all the opportunities available to you because you never know what rewarding skills you can gain and the friends you could meet along the way. 
Cindy Burgess

During her time at Epsom Girls Grammar School (2012-2016), Cindy was a scholar for Years 11-13, Deputy Head Girl in Year 13 and founded the Outreach Volunteer Club. Cindy believes her education at EGGS helped her build a strong work ethic to thrive at university abroad. She learned to be independent particularly when scheduling and planning her co-curricular activities alongside her studies – juggling multiple priorities is a skill she is grateful to have gained.

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In the future I hope to continue pursuing my recruitment and branding interests within the technology space. 
What are you currently doing? 

I am a penultimate year Commerce (liberal studies) student at the University of Sydney majoring in Management, Marketing and International Business. Previously, I founded a student-run startup in 2017 and later joined a 100 employee startup as Talent and Culture Coordinator. I have recently had the opportunity to work as a Talent Specialist for the APAC region at Uber in the Sydney Head Quarters.

My day-to-day is not easy feat, but I enjoy the hustle of networking and following my passions. It is jam packed. I will rush off to a morning of university tutorials, followed by heading off to work after lunch until 5:30pm. Once I’m home I will either go for a run, catch up with friends for dinner or attend a networking evening in the city or at the university. Lastly, I will catch up on my university lectures online as well as my assignments.

It’s not easy balancing university and work but I love getting to use the skills I learn in a practical setting! In the future I hope to continue pursuing my recruitment and branding interests within the technology space.

What’s your favourite memory of your time as an EGGS student?

Year 13 was my highlight at EGGS, and pin-pointing one specific favourite memory is quite difficult as each opportunity and leadership experience allowed me to develop a different aspect of myself. My favourite aspect within my role as Deputy Head Girl was the opportunity to express myself wholeheartedly – even the quirkier aspects of myself, in the hopes of starting assemblies off with a smile. To this day, I have met EGGS students who identify me for ‘cracking’ my egg puns every assembly. I would not have been confident enough to express this quirky side of myself without the acceptance of the leadership team, staff and student community at EGGS. This community culture is so warm and accepting and I will never forget this!

What advice do you have for current students?

Get involved! EGGS provides an extensive, diverse selection of co-curricular activities, practically any sport, arts or cultural group you can think of! Embrace all the opportunities available to you because you never know what rewarding skills you will gain and the friends that you could meet through these.

If you have an idea, start your own.

What advice would you give to your past self when you were a student?

Every mistake was a learning opportunity and all led to where I am now. I am very grateful for everything that EGGS provided me and I will always look back with fond memories as a proud alumna.

Describe EGGS in 5 words.

Inclusive. Supportive. Girl-boss. Diverse. Opportunity.