Published on October 4, 2023


Breanna Forbes, a proud graduate of Hunter Valley Grammar School’s Class of 2018, has been on an exciting journey since her school days. After graduation, she ventured to Sydney to pursue higher education at Macquarie University where she pursued a Bachelor of Commerce, with a focus on Finance and Marketing.

In her third year at university, Breanna embraced an opportunity as a Residential Advisor at Dunmore Lang College. Breanna’s role entrusted her to provide support and act as a role model for fellow students. The role involved offering pastoral care to students adapting to university life, studying, and living away from home. This experience proved to be one of the most rewarding of her life, allowing her to foster a vibrant community and shape unforgettable memories. Breanna has developed a strong passion for advocating the representation of women in business. During her time at Macquarie University, she joined the society “Women Entering Business.” This society’s mission is to create a network of connections for high-achieving and ambitious women, preparing them to become transformative business leaders. Breanna served as an Events and Marketing Director, using her platform to organize events that aligned with the society’s mission and positively impacted the lives of her fellow students.

During her last six months at university, Breanna secured an Internship with Adobe, working in their Marketing Team. Her impressive performance during the internship led to an offer to continue as a Graduate, a role she currently holds and is halfway through.

 Advice to Her 17-Year-Old Self:

Reflecting on her journey, Breanna has valuable advice for her 17-year-old self: “Step out of your comfort zone, actively seek out opportunities to meet new people, and focus on building meaningful relationships.” She emphasizes that these actions lead to personal growth, expanded horizons, and a broader network.

School Passions and Career Choices:

Breanna’s school experiences played a pivotal role in shaping her career path. She discovered her passion for Visual Design during her early high school years, enjoying the creative freedom it offered. This love for design ultimately led her to choose Marketing as her major. As her proficiency in math grew during her final school years, she became passionate about Finance and Investing, inspiring her to pursue Finance in higher education. Her fondness for Commerce and Business subjects further influenced her decision to pursue a degree in Commerce.

Unforgettable School Memory:

One school memory that remains close to Breanna’s heart is her participation in the musical “Grease” during Year 12. Sharing this unforgettable experience with friends in their final year of school has left her with cherished memories to look back on.

Breanna Forbes’s journey is a testament to the transformative power of education and seizing opportunities for personal and professional growth. Her dedication to advocating for women in business and her commitment to lifelong learning continues to inspire her peers and the community. We eagerly await her continued success in her career and beyond.