Ten years ago Susan Zhang started her Bachelor of Computer Science (Software Engineering) degree at the University of Wollongong.
On Saturday the UOW alumna won the 2019 Young Australia China Alumni of the Year Award.
The Beijing-based Ms Zhang accepted the prestigious award at a ceremony held at the Australian Embassy in Beijing.
Ms Zhang has achieved much over the last 10 years.
The serial entrepreneur has founded multiple start-up companies including Dragon Translating and Interpreting Service, which helps Australian businesses and government agencies to improve their cultural understanding of China.
She worked at Google London as a creative technologist, delivering global award-winning campaign launches with creative agencies.
Most recently Ms Zhang worked for TikTok, an internationally popular short-form mobile video app which frequently sits at the top of the App Store and Google Play.
Ms Zhang mentors young entrepreneurs in Australia, UK, Canada and China.
Delivering a TEDx Talk in Sydney.is also a highlight for Ms Zhang, who this year released her book, Life Outside My Comfort Zone.
UOW alumnus Huw Longman also was one of four finalists in the Australia China Alumni Award for Corporate Achievement.
Mr Longman was awarded the Australian Financial Review BOSS Young Executive of the Year in 2017 and works as the Store Development, Design and Merchandising Director of ALDI China.
The Australia China Alumni Award is open to all alumni under 35 years-old who are involved in fields of employment, community service or voluntary work.
The award recognises the achievements of young alumni and celebrates their outstanding talent, accomplishments, and the contributions they have made to the wider Australian-Chinese community.