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?

Challenging self key to Games success

Whether you’re an athlete or employee, CQUni alumnus Helen Moore (BBus 1995) believes the key to Games success is challenging yourself – something that’s returned rewards for Helen throughout her career.

CQUniversity alumnus Helen MooreThere have been years of preparation for GC2018 – which is dubbed to be Australia’s largest sporting event this decade.

It was early 2012 when Helen joined the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) as the General Manager Finance Business Services.

With previous experience in tourism, infrastructure and government agencies, Helen says she got to the Games by being prepared to challenge herself. Continue reading Challenging self key to Games success

Introducing our latest alumni program

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When you were studying did you ever have a moment where you weren’t sure where your study was taking you, what your graduate role would be like, or how to get a graduate job?

Many students have moments like these; and the people best positioned to give advice in these times are those who have experienced it (we’re looking at you, graduates).

To help with this, we’ve launched the 30 Minutes a Month program, where alumni (another word for graduates) are rewarded for participating in small activities that make a big difference to students.

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