Occasional address: Ms Cindy Emmett

Cindy Emmett works in the coal mining industry and specialises in draglines, shovels, underground mining and corporate mining through operational readiness. Passionate about the promotion of women in a male-dominated industry, Ms Emmett is an advocate for the importance of flexible work arrangements.

Cindy attended university as a mature-age student and single mum to four boys. In 2010 she graduated with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with Distinction. While at university she received an Anglo American scholarship for her excellence in academic achievements and received the Greg Garrick Award for the most outstanding scholarship recipient.

Cindy delivered the Occasional Address at the Mackay Graduation Ceremony on Thursday 9 May 2019.

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3 Reasons you need an alumni mentor (and how to get one)

Get advice, coaching and career preparation from the people who have been there before you. Did you know CQUni has an online mentoring tool which connects students and alumni (graduates) for one-on-one career conversations?

“I had a great interaction with my mentor – they were helpful, kind and willing to share the skills and experience to help me.”

– Student Mentee

So why do you need an alumni mentor?

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Occasional address: Judge Sandy Horneman-Wren

Outstanding Alumnus of the Year, His Honour Judge Alexander ‘Sandy’ Horneman-Wren SC (BBus, 1987) delivered the Occasional Address at the Rockhampton Graduation Ceremony on 4 December. An alumnus of CQUniversity, Sandy is currently a Judge of the Children’s and the Planning and Environmental Courts of Queensland and has worked in a diverse range of areas including civil, human rights, administrative law, and professional disciplines. Continue reading Occasional address: Judge Sandy Horneman-Wren

Alumni Relations Wrap 2018

It’s been another wonderful year for CQUniversity alumni. Thousands of graduates have remained connected by giving back, updating details, attending events and helping students.

You can watch our university highlights in the CQUniversity 2018 Review video or read about the highlights for alumni below. We hope you enjoy the news, and as always, would be delighted to hear any feedback on your 2018 alumni experience or any ideas for future programs. Continue reading Alumni Relations Wrap 2018

Graduate outcomes, learning experience and equity great at CQUni

The Good Universities Guide ranks CQUniversity in the top four Australian universities for graduate outcomes and equity and in the top 20% for teaching quality and overall experience.

  • Social equity (ranked 1st – 37% of students enrolling at CQUni come from low socioeconomic or disadvantaged backgrounds)
  • First generation (ranked 2nd – 40% of students are first in generation to attend university i.e. their parents’ education did not exceed Year 12)
  • Graduate employment (ranked 4th – 80.4% employed full-time within four months of course completion)
  • Starting salary (ranked 3rd – $62 000)
  • Teaching quality (82.6% of students satisfied with the support they received from CQUni)
  • Overall experience (80.5% of students satisfied with the overall quality of educational experience).

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25 Days. 50 Students. 100s of Lives

In 2018, for every student that received a CQUniCares Appeal Scholarship, four applicants missed out.

That’s why, we’re doubling our goal – aiming to raise $200,000 – enough to support 50 students in 2019 through 25 CQUniCares Appeal Scholarships and 25 CQUniCares Emergency Grants.

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A day in the life of a HR professional

Stephanie Price graduated from CQUni in 2012 with a dual degree in Business and Professional Communications. Stephanie began her career as the People & Capability Coordinator for Leighton Contractors in Gladstone and is now working in the Public Sector as a Learning and Development Advisor. Stephanie says being a professional communicator is extremely important when working in Human Resources (HR).

My experience of working in this type of role has been different with each new workplace and this makes it even more exciting to see what’s next for me!

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