BGS Old Boy '06 George Blomfield is set to begin an MBA at Oxford University after being accepted to the prestigious university earlier this year.
After completing a civil engineering degree at The University of Queensland, he went on to study an MSc of structural engineering at City University in London, and has worked as a project engineer in Australia since then.
He has also spent time working in India with the social enterprise, Pollinate Energy, developing strategies to distribute energy efficient products to the nation's urban poor.
Blomfield said his education at BGS set a great platform for his success. "The all-rounded education I experienced while at BGS is something that I have built on through my university and professional experience," he said.
"This approach also played into my application to Oxford, as the university champions a balanced learning environment. Most students at Oxford participate in college sports while completing their degrees."
Getting accepted to study an MBA at Oxford was a humbling experience for Blomfield and one he won't take for granted.
"I think it's important to set ambitious goals," he said. "Mine is to be a leader in responsible business and social change. With this in mind, I considered applying for an MBA program. Oxford was always my preferred school because opportunities by the wider university, as well as the MBA program, offered an entrepreneurial and responsible leadership approach to business."
"Considering the history and alumni of Oxford University has made being accepted into their MBA program a humbling experience and made me appreciate how fortunate I am to have this opportunity."
As well as the academic opportunities, Blomfield said he was excited about potentially playing for the Oxford Blues rugby team.
"My rugby goal is to play for the Oxford Blues against Cambridge in the Varsity Match at Twickenham on 8 December this year," he said. "The Oxford Blues jersey is quite similar to that of the BGS First XV's.