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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Why do some students need additional support?

Studying can be expensive, both emotionally and financially. This year, many students have been badly impacted by the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many have lost the work they rely on to finance their studies. Some are worried about family and friends in virus hot spots. Others are experiencing food and housing insecurity. Work experience placements have been affected, childcare arrangements disrupted, and family and community support networks impacted.

The University offers students on-going aid through counselling services, learning assistance programs, mentoring and peer group support networks and activities, and this year, through special food and technology aid programs to support study success. However, financial support can also be a key factor for success, and this is where we need your help.

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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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What I find comfort in during the current social distancing

It’s important to look after yourself and make sure to look out for your mates. We asked CQUni graduates how they are finding comfort during this ‘new normal’. CQUni offer a number of support services to assist in study and developing healthy coping strategies during this time.

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My experience staying connected with family and friends

Luke Sondergeld has embraced his role in the health industry since his graduation from the Diploma of Enrolled Nursing in 2017. Luke was a dedicated nursing student at the Rockhampton Campus, as a member of the Student Representative Council and the Student Participation and Retention Committee.

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Take advantage of our online mentoring platform

Did you know CQUni has an online mentoring tool which connects students and alumni (graduates) for one-on-one career conversations?

There are 300 alumni mentors on CQUni Career Connection volunteering their time to mentor students and share career advice.

Because of our global footprint, mentoring sessions are held online – this means you can connect with a mentor no matter your (or their) location.

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Working from home – advice from an expert

Michelle Monaghan graduated from CQUniversity in 2014 with a Graduate Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety. As a Safety and Training Consultant, Michelle has regularly worked from home for the last 10 years. She gives us her advice to stay motivated and productive while transitioning to working from home.

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