BEL Networking Breakfast

On Wednesday the 18th of April, Cromwell hosted the first BEL Networking Breakfast of the year with guest Shea Spierings, Australia's 2015 Youth Delegate to the United Nations. Shea is an expert networker, having met a number of very high-profile individuals through his early career. He is a young, easily relatable individual who provided great insight into how to network and take opportunities from the people you are connected with.

He sits on a number of advisory bodies including; the UN Inter-agency Network on Youth Development, Grata Fund’s Policy Advisory Council and the Community Advisory Council for the Brisbane North Primary Health Network.

In 2015 Shea was appointed by the Australian Government and UN Youth Australia to serve as the Australian Youth Delegate to the United Nations. During this appointment, Shea travelled across Australia consulting over 10,000 young Australians before travelling to New York to deliver Australia’s National Youth Statement at the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

As well as providing great insight into some of the ways to stand out as an applicant, Shea was able to discuss what it was like to work for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, which was particularly insightful for some of the politics and international relations students who were invited too.