Since being recruited to CQUniversity’s VET in Schools (VETiS) program in 2017, VETiS Officer Alison Hunt has put her experiences as a vocational student (hairdressing) into practice. In her role, she liaises with high school students, their parents and teachers to show them the pathways that vocational education and training can provide.
What was a recent highlight in your life?
A recent highlight in my life was celebrating my sister’s engagement after eight and a half long years in the making. Seeing her and all of my family members laughing and celebrating love really lifts me up.
What is the best thing about being at CQUni?
The team I work with, the support from my supervisor and everyone’s willingness to help each other out. Being able to support our students throughout their journey of building a better future for themselves is by far the highlight though.
Who has made an impact on your life? Why?
My father. He is always a pillar of strength and such a positive role model, he has worked and studied hard his whole life and always supported every decision my sister and I have made.
What do you like to do when you’re not at work?
I am told my hobby is housework. However, usually hosting barbecues with friends is at the top of the list.
If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?
I could not really pick one thing; terrorism and bullying are immediately what come to mind.
What is a motto or phrase that you live by?
Think positive and positive things will happen.
Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met?
New Zealand Warriors player Adam Blair.