The OSCA Podcast

Proudly brought to you by the Old Scotch Collegians’ Association, on the OSCA Podcast, hosts Lachie Strathmore & Scott Montgomery pick the brains of young old boys, gathering some of their thoughts, experiences and insights from their life and journey post-school.

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Episode 1- Jack Billings (’13)

In this episode of The OSCA Podcast, hosts Lachie Strathmore (’15) and Scott Montgomery (’85) sit down with Jack Billings (’13).

Jack Billings is a professional AFL player for St Kilda. Since making his debut in 2014, Jack has played over 100 AFL matches, and is now part of the leadership group at the club. In this episode, we discuss the events on draft night, the transition to elite level footy, off-field professionalism, dealing with media, the interrupted season of 2020, and his life outside AFL.

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Episode 2- Tom Anderson (’15)

In this episode of The OSCA Podcast, hosts Lachie Strathmore (’15) and Scott Montgomery (’85) sit down with Tom Anderson (’15).

Tom Anderson (‘15) completed a science degree at the University of Melbourne, and now works in the Climate Change and Sustainability team at Ernst and Young. Since finishing school, he has done a lot of travelling, and in this episode, we explore his experiences of travel – from budgeting and planning, to recounting some stories from his 7 month trip to America in 2019.

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Episode 3- Charlie Hocking (’18)

In this episode of The OSCA Podcast, hosts Lachie Strathmore (’15) and Scott Montgomery (’85) sit down with Charlie Hocking (’18).

Charlie Hocking (‘18) is studying Commerce at Melbourne University, and spent his first 2 years of uni living on campus at Queens College. In this episode, we discuss what life at college looks like – the application process, the day to day lifestyle and the activities and support offered. Charlie is also a huge mental health advocate, and we cover some of the initiatives he has launched, and how to promote active and positive mental health.

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Episode 4- Jono Loveridge (’16)

In this episode of The OSCA Podcast, hosts Lachie Strathmore (’15) and Scott Montgomery (’85) sit down with Jono Loveridge (’16).

Jono Loveridge (‘16) has recently begun full time work at Deloitte in the audit division. In this episode, we talk about the application process he went through, his day-to-day life at Deloitte, and the transition to full time work. Jono gives a great insight into what a Big 4 firm is actually like, what they do, who they employ and how the system works. A really interesting episode, especially for people looking to get into the corporate world!!

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Episode 5- Fraser Sutherland (’17)

In this episode of The OSCA Podcast, hosts Lachie Strathmore (’15) and Scott Montgomery (’85) sit down with Fraser Sutherland (’17)

Fraser Sutherland (‘17) spent a gap year as a teaching assistant at Tiwi College in the Northern Territory. In this episode, we talk about his passion for volunteering, his experiences during his time in Tiwi, and get some insight into the schooling life of Tiwi College. An incredibly interesting and enlightening episode, as we take a dive into what life is like in a remote part of Australia.

 

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