CQUni Sydney research student and almnus Shakir Karim, has had an amazing last couple of years since completing his Bachelor of Information Systems and Masters of Information Systems between 2006 and 2008. Not only has he been presented with a number of awards for his academic work, but he was recently nominated for the City of Canterbury’s 2016 Citizen of the Year Award.
What is your first memory?
Hugging my mum.
Are you a CQUni alumnus? If so, what did you graduate in?
I am an alumnus. I studied the Bachelor of Information Systems (2006) and Masters of Information Systems (2008) and I am currently a research student. My research involves analysing Bangladeshi consumers’ E-commerce security and privacy satisfaction in small to medium-sized business, under the supervision of Dr Ergun Gide.
What was a recent highlight of your life?
I am enjoying my work in senior leadership and management positions in Professional Services with SAI Global Limited, which is a world-leading risk management solutions organisation and working as a senior academic at Wells International College. As an IT academic, I have been responsible for teaching IT courses to international students. Most recently, I was proud to have been nominated for the City of Canterbury’s 2016 Citizen of the Year Award.
Who has made an impact on your life? Why?
My mum. She is my idol and a champion.
What do you like most about the work arrangements at CQUni?
The great combination of local and international/multicultural people.
What is the best thing about being at CQUni?
My research work and occasionally being invited to be a guest speaker.