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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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2020 In Review: The Good, The Bad and COVID-19

In 2020, buzz words like ‘unprecedented’ became the ‘new normal’. We found ourselves and those around us baking, bonding online and buying lots of toilet paper.

We formed an uneasy partnership with lockdown, discovered some new skills and wrangled with a sometimes-overwhelming amount of change.

As border closures and lockdowns kept us apart, we found new ways to be together. A global pandemic may have disrupted our lives, but we didn’t let it get in the way of our goals and success.

Now, as we all look forward to a well-deserved break, we are reflecting on the year that was. A whirlwind of a year that no one could have predicted.

So here is our year in review – the good, the bad and COVID-19.

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Understanding Assessment Extensions

Everyone knows that sometimes life throws unavoidable curve balls that get in the way of completing assessments. For some, applying for an extension may be considered as failing or they may feel like they are not meeting expectations – this is not the case!

Our Student Accessibility and Equity team have explained assessment extensions and shared why you should not be ashamed of asking for an extension.

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How to apply for scholarships

Managing your finances at uni can present some challenges. Even with loans like HECS-HELP, the day-to-day living expenses and university costs can be overwhelming. This is where a scholarship can come in handy and alleviate some of the financial burdens that come with part-time or full-time study.

Students often don’t apply for scholarships as they believe the application process is too hard. Others believe they are not suitable for a scholarship when in reality they are eligible.

CQUni has made it super easy for students to apply for scholarships. Scholarships for term 1 2021 are closing on 8 January.  

Keep reading for current Bachelor of Education student, Meg Wright’s, top tips for applying for a scholarship.

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Seeing the Ability in Disability: Blake McGuiness

As a part of International Day of People with Disability, Blake McGuiness, current Bachelor of Medical Science student, discussed seeing the ability in disability.

We all have our own story. We can all achieve almost anything we put our minds to no matter our ability level.

Keep reading to hear Blake’s story…

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Seeing the Ability in Disability: Zac Newland

International Day of People with Disability, held annually on 3 December, is a day that aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions. This year’s theme is Seeing the Ability in Disability.

Current Bachelor of Engineering and Diploma of Professional Practice, Zac Newland shared some of his insights into life as a student with a disability

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Seeing the Ability in Disability: Kat Williamson

In recognition of International Day of People with Disability, held annually on 3 December, we asked our CQUni students who have accessed our Student Accessibility and Equity service to share their success stories. This year’s theme is seeing the ability in disability.

Our first student, Kat Williamson, is a Bachelor of Laws student. While studying at CQUni, Kat has maintained a high GPA, become involved in clubs and achieved her goals whilst managing a disability.

We spoke to Kat and asked her to share her story…

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Manage your time like a pro

As humans, we often feel as though we do not have enough time, or we find ourselves losing track of time. These challenges can certainly come into play as a student. That is why our CQUni Student Accessibility and Equity team have shared their tips to help you make the most of the time you have available to study.

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How receiving a scholarship has helped me achieve my goals…

Chelsea Harrington has been studying online with CQUniversity since 2016. She began her Bachelor of Psychological Science as a mature aged student at the age of 29.

Skip ahead to 2020, with only two subjects to complete before she graduates we asked Chelsea to share why she is grateful for the opportunity to receive a scholarship.

Keep reading to find out about Chelsea’s journey and the importance of applying for scholarships.

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