Student Opportunities For Impact

A space for students and new graduates within the human service fields to come together and make an impact on the Gold Coast, while increasing their employability.

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What is SOFI?


Networking events for students and new graduates with guest speakers and mentors.

Professional Development

Information on short courses provided by third parties in order to improve your employability.


Advertised volunteer opportunities and a network of likeminded students to support social activism.


Who is SOFI for?

Students and post graduates who are interested in improving their employability while making an impact within their community now! While there will be a focus on Social Work, Psychology, Human services and counselling, this community is open to all who feel they would benefit and add value.

How was SOFI created?

A group of likeminded students met within the Mayors Student Ambassador program and had a common passion. With this (and a lot of name changes!), SOFI was born!

How are you funded?

We are funded by Study Gold Coast and are looking into additional funding avenues to make our events and resources the best we can.

Who is in charge?

YOU! This is a community and while there is a board to work on funding and getting speakers, this is your community and any body can step up, share ideas or even join the board! Please email to find out more on how you can be involved

Who we are?

We are a group of passionate students with the same goal

Stacey Gordon


Passionate Social Work student from Griffith University. On graduation she plans to work within policy development.

Sherwin Latosa

Admin and International Student Support

Pursuing his Qualifying Degree in Social Work with the hope to contribute to social and structural changes within Australia.

Ken Dinh

Project Coordinator

Ken thrives for innovation & craves for social-change initiatives. When Ken is not volunteering, he can be found cooking some Asian cuisines.

Reece Jackson

Media Coordinator

Media-focused journalism and politics student from Bond University, hoping to reach into the broadcast sphere as a political correspondent

Sandra Yu

Event Coordinator

Social work student from Griffith University. Hoping to create more opportunity for international people in multicultural Australia .

Alwaled Alomar

Finance & Project Support Officer

Dedicated Business student at Griffith University. Keen to help other by volunteering in his spare time when ever he get a chance.

Contact us

Got any questions? Don't hesitate to reach out.

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