2020 APPEAL GIVES HOPE TO STUDENTS

By Aiecher Bains

A student’s financial situation can have a huge impact on their ability to complete their study and can even be a reason some students postpone or abandon their studies altogether. The CQUniCares annual appeal is a University initiative focused on giving back to students. The CQUniCares fund was established with a $100,000 donation from alumna Moya Gold (BA, 1980), and now includes student success scholarships and emergency grants, which means low-socioeconomic and struggling students have access to ongoing financial support: a vital additional support mechanism to help their study and career goals. In December 2020, CQUniversity held its fifth annual fundraising appeal to raise these much-needed funds.

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Daniela offers CQU Students Tips for Job Interviews

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Daniela Galofre graduated from CQUniversity in 2016 with a Master of Human Resource Management. Now working at the International Collage of Queensland as an International Student Recruitment Officer, she shares her job interview advice with CQUni students. 

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Daniel Shares Entrepreneurial Advice for Job Seekers

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Daniel Griffin graduated with a Bachelor of Digital Media in 2018 and has since launched his own Bundaberg-based graphic design business, Capillatus Creative. Daniel shares his top job interview tips to succeed in your job interview.

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Tanya Shares Career Advice for CQUni’s Aspiring Businesspeople

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Winner of the 2020 Alumnus of the Year – Industry Excellence Award, Tanya O’Shea has been recognised for her significant contributions to her community and industry as Chief Executive of IMPACT Community Services. Tanya graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Psychology and competed a Master of Business Administration in 2016. As a strong and remarkably successful businesswoman who has provided support, training and employment opportunities to over 4000 people, she has also taken the time to share some job interview advice for CQUni students.

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What to do when you’ve got THE interview

That very first job interview can be daunting. We asked CQUni alumni participants of the 30 Minutes a Month program to give us their best piece of advice when it comes to preparing for the big day.

Looking for a job? CQUni Careers provides a wide range of careers and employment services for students to find the right career path.

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Where are they now? Christie Wishart – Arrow Energy Go Further Indigenous Scholar

My name is Christie Wishart and today, I graduated with a Bachelor of Medical Science, majoring in nutrition, with a minor in health promotion.

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Arrow Energy Go Further Indigenous scholar Brendan’s path to MBA

My name is Brendan Bishop, and I am very proud to complete a higher education degree with the support of my family and Arrow Energy.

I am an Aboriginal man from the Kamilaroi people and have recently completed a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at CQUniversity.

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Where are they now? Margaret Hornagold – Laws graduate and Arrow Energy Go Further Indigenous Scholar

Since graduating in 2015 with a Bachelor of Laws from CQUniversity, we check in with Margaret Hornagold on what she has been up to since graduating and how an Arrow Energy Go Further Indigenous Scholarship positively impacted her studies.

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Working from home with children – my advice

CQUni alumnus Jessica Dennien is a Design Engineer at Gladstone Regional Council. She manages consultants and completes in-house designs for parks, roads and drainage infrastructure projects. In this week’s alumni blog, Jessica discuses her tips for working from home.

As a wife and mum of a two-year-old girl, working from home can be a challenge, but reflecting on my time working from home, I have actually enjoyed working from home very much and have found that I have been just as productive, if not more!

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Be supported anytime, anywhere

What does ‘to feel supported by your university’ mean to you?

For me, it is about knowing that I am supported by different parts of the university, not just the teaching staff, during my online learning journey, given it is so easy to feel isolated.

The new-look MyCQU Student Portal will make that support even stronger, by providing content and guidance that is personalised, relevant and timely, based on my needs.

How do I know? I am a Student Advisory Panel volunteer and co-designed the mobile-first platform with CQUniversity. It was a very interesting experience!

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