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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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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A day in the life of a psychologist

Helen Madell has completed two degrees with CQUniversity – In 2004 she graduated with her Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology and in 2017 returned to study her Master of Clinical Psychology. Helen works part-time at her private practice, Helen G. Madell, where she specialises in multiple areas of psychology including marital therapy, anxiety disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder, and has also recently commenced work as a casual lecturer with CQUniversity on the North Rockhampton Campus.

She says the best part of her job is the sense of satisfaction observing clients make huge differences to their lives.

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A day in the life of an agronomist

CQUniversity alumnus Claire-Marie Pepper

Claire-Marie Pepper graduated from CQUniversity with a Bachelor of Agribusiness and Food Security and is now a Graduate Agronomist with Northern Agriservices Ltd in Kingaroy, Queensland. Claire-Marie says her favourite part of the role is the variety.

“Even when you plan your days and weeks, something will always come up and change everything (this is not always a bad thing).”

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What does a research degree look like?

What does a research degree look like? We asked our research candidates and supervisors this very question for the 2018 Research Higher Degree (RHD) Selfie Competition. The entries varied wildly, providing a special insight into the life of a researcher. We’ve compiled a few of the entries made by CQUni alumni to showcase where a CQUni degree can take you –  including what it looks like when you find a rare, 45-million-year-old fossil. Continue reading What does a research degree look like?

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