This week's graduation ceremonies at ANU involved the largest cohort seen at a midyear graduation.
PhD graduate Kirrilee Hughes, whose thesis focused on the struggle for Asian literacy in Australian schools and universities, was one of more than 2000 who took part.
She spoke at a ceremony for College of Asia and the Pacific graduates on the importance of mentorship.
The occasion marked ten years since Dr Hughes graduated with a Bachelor of Asian Studies (Indonesian) with First Class Honours and the University Medal.
In this video she discusses what it was like studying at ANU, and of the career opportunities that have followed.
At the same ceremony Annabelle Strang was conferred with a Master of Diplomacy/Master of International Affairs. She is now working as a reparation officer at the Defence Abuse Response Taskforce, Attorney-General's Department.
Production by Jimmy Walsh and Belinda Cranston