Welcome to the official CQUniversity Student Blog – CQUniLife. This blog follows the experiences of a diverse group of CQUniversity students from different countries, studying various programs and at various campuses throughout Australia.
CQUni’s Career Connection program is bridging the gap between alumni professionals with industry experience and students looking for guidance or answers.
When discussing the Career Connection Mentoring Program with participants, the major theme of the platform boiled down to one word – flexibility – and in the digital age, this has never been more important. With the future of work rapidly shifting to a more digital and global practice, the challenge for future professionals to get that first foot in the door has increased.
Paul Mchugh completed his Graduate Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), studying online and working as an OHS Manager and Environment and Community Manager in mining operations in the Northern Territory. As a 30 Minutes a Month participant, he shares his insight on the art of planning.
There are three things that I had to commit to during my studies…
I am an Aboriginal South Sea Islander woman from Ayr North Queensland. I draw my South Sea Islander connection to Ambae Island. My family and I are in the middle of planning a trip back to the island to meet extended family that we have never met and to have the opportunity to embrace that part of my ancestry much more.
As we continue to adjust to world changes, news updates and emotional and physical boundaries, our study life is becoming the last thing to receive our attention. Here I want to pass on my top tips for studying online.
Before I get started, I want you all to know a little bit about me. My name is Nikki Sweet and I am a mother of four young children, my partner and I both work full-time 12-hour shift work (whereby our shifts are worked in a way so that one of us is always home with the children – albeit sleep-deprived but present). I have previously completed a Diploma of Health Science, Certificate IV in Business, and a workplace-specific certificate III and IV in communications.
30 Minutes a Month participant Imran Asif is a Master of Business Administration (2012) graduate from CQUniversity. Based in Singapore, he is experienced in technology research and advisory. Currently, Imran is the Business Development Director for Asia/Pacific at Ecosystm Advisory Pte Ltd, where he works closely with leading technology companies and advises them about market intelligence, brand positioning, and go-to-market strategy.
Work-life balance is not an exact science. Each person must find their own way of combining career, relationships, and personal care into an integrated whole. What is right for you now will likely change as new circumstances arise, so periodically review your situation, and adjust accordingly.
Does an accountant spend all day typing? According to 30 Minutes a Month participant and Bachelor of Accounting (2017) graduate Michael King, accounting includes a variety of tasks that people might not expect.
How do you encourage the public to quit a bad habit like smoking or drinking too much alcohol? Bachelor of Health Promotion graduate and 30 Minutes a Month participant Luke Giles takes us through what it’s like in his shoes, as a Health Promotion Officer.
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.
Daniela Galofre graduated from CQUniversity in 2016 with a Master of Human Resource Management. Now working at the International College of Queensland as an International Student Recruitment Officer, she shares her job interview advice with CQUni students.