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Gordon Starkey

Bachelor of Commerce - Human Resources

After completing his degree Gordon went on to complete his Honours driven by the reasoning that differentiation from other business students was the key to securing the ‘right’ role once finishing university. His academic research focused on factors that contribute to HR being regarded as a strategic business partner across industry sectors.

In the current market place, employers need the right people, with the right skill sets. “Something that I look at when hiring people into the business is the breadth of their degree and how well prepared they are for taking the step into a fast paced and dynamic consulting environment. Macquarie provides lots of opportunities to develop yourself both inside and outside the classroom. I feel that this was the key to kick-starting my career.” Gordon was really involved whilst studying at Macquarie University with tutoring in business subjects, working as a Student Advisor, and an Adjunct Lecturer whilst undertaking his research.

Gordon now heads up the Instructional Design Division for a boutique e-learning consultancy, ELMO Learning. At ELMO, Gordon and his team design e-learning solutions that provide an optimal instructional outcome specifically tailored to meet the needs of the client’s workforce. “We work closely with clients from development right through to implementation and beyond”. ELMO Learning provides e-learning to large organisations right across industries from IBM to Leighton, to Government Departments and Universities — including Macquarie University.

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