Occasional address: Ms Cindy Emmett

Cindy Emmett works in the coal mining industry and specialises in draglines, shovels, underground mining and corporate mining through operational readiness. Passionate about the promotion of women in a male-dominated industry, Ms Emmett is an advocate for the importance of flexible work arrangements.

Cindy attended university as a mature-age student and single mum to four boys. In 2010 she graduated with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with Distinction. While at university she received an Anglo American scholarship for her excellence in academic achievements and received the Greg Garrick Award for the most outstanding scholarship recipient.

Cindy delivered the Occasional Address at the Mackay Graduation Ceremony on Thursday 9 May 2019.

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3 Reasons you need an alumni mentor (and how to get one)

Get advice, coaching and career preparation from the people who have been there before you. Did you know CQUni has an online mentoring tool which connects students and alumni (graduates) for one-on-one career conversations?

“I had a great interaction with my mentor – they were helpful, kind and willing to share the skills and experience to help me.”

– Student Mentee

So why do you need an alumni mentor?

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Meet CQUni alumnus Shirley Boon

As The Big Issue’s newly appointed National Operations and Events Support Coordinator, CQUni alumnus Shirley Boon is passionate about creating meaningful opportunities for women. She plays a pivotal role in the coordination of the Women’s Subscription Enterprise, which provides job opportunities for homeless, marginalised and disadvantage women through the sale of The Big Issue magazine subscriptions.

Shirley shares her thoughts on how we can create a more gender-balanced world, as part of this year’s International Women’s Day. #BalanceforBetter

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