Looking for a career mentor? This blog is for you!

This August is Fast Mentoring Month! Did you know CQUni has an online mentoring tool that connects students and alumni (graduates) for one-on-one career conversations?

CQUni Career Connection is a free, online mentoring program. It connects current students like you with experienced graduate mentors so you can get advice, coaching and career preparation from the people who have been there before you.

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The when and where of grades release

Certification of Grades refers to the date that final grades or interim results are released to students. On this date, a process occurs during which the final grades or interim results for each HE unit are released for that term.

The Certification of Grades date for each term can be found in the Key Dates calendar of the CQUni Handbook. For Term 1 2021, grades will be released on Friday, 9 July.

Here are the answers to some commonly asked questions about Certification of Grades…

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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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From Global Pride to Local Support – Dr Gemma Mann

Dr Gemma Mann

This Saturday 27 June 2020 is Global Pride – giving the whole world a chance to join together to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and people with other diverse genders and sexualities (LGBTI+). This also gives us a chance to reflect on the support offered at CQUniversity.

Dr Gemma Mann (pictured above) coordinates the CQUniversity Ally Program, and shares her journey, and how CQU is supporting the community.

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What you need to know about downloading Microsoft Office for FREE

I think we can all agree that having access to the right software is essential in successfully completing your study, including preparing assessments and exam preparation.

Did you know CQUni students have free access to the latest Microsoft Office downloads? Here’s what you need to know…

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ATAR and me: A new relationship

By Chilli Crawford, a Rockhampton-based 2020 Year 12 student

As a Queensland student moving into Year 12 in 2020 – staring down the barrel of my QCE (Queensland Certificate of Education – the HSC and VCE equivalent), finishing school and applying for university – the ATAR system came as a very daunting surprise. When my fellow Year 11 cohort and I were told of the complete renovation of the old OP system and that we were the pioneers (or rather guinea pigs) for the new ATAR system, we were all extremely hesitant. Although the ATAR system made the grading scales much fairer between public and private schools, the influx of self-learning and teaching immediately displeased us as we felt as if we were already stressed and overworked as it was. However, in hindsight, the issues and complaints we expressed simply sprouted from a fear of change. As throughout my current and ongoing experience with ATAR, I have found that whilst there is now a significant amount of self-management placed on me, the system and marking criteria is ultimately quite beneficial.

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Work and study in 2020

International students working rights

Are you looking for casual work in 2020? The CQUniversity Inclusion & Accessibility Service is in the process of updating its register of Participation Assistants.

If you are a motivated person with sound academic achievement and willing to dedicate 1 – 3 hours per week, when required, to assist a fellow student, please apply.

Keep reading to find out how to apply.

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Three reasons you should become a Student Mentor

Have you completed your first year of study and want to help new students transition into uni life? Become a Student Mentor for Term 1 2020!

Student Mentors provide general support, sharing experiences and directing new students to the correct point of contact when needed.

There are so many great reasons to volunteer as a Student Mentor. Here are our top three…

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From China to Rockhampton — a unique learning experience and internship opportunity

My name is Kaixiang Zhu and I come from Guangzhou, China. I am currently studying a Master of Information Technology at the Rockhampton campus.

Before I came to Australia, I was told this is a country extremely close to nature. “Animals there are much bigger in size than any other place in the world, such as spiders, ants, crabs, lizards, etc.”

With anxiety, I flew to Rockhampton (Rocky) in Central Queensland, which was the first place I arrived in Australia, and thus my first impression of every aspect I gained of Australia is based on Rocky.

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From Philippines to Melbourne — CPA Ambassador Opportunity and Endless Possibilities

Updated November 2019.

Application status Student (subclass 500): Granted. Congratulations! This must be one of the happiest emails that I have received from the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs. Welcome to the land down under where I would be studying a Master of Professional Accounting at CQUniversity. Exciting, isn’t it?

I would come to face a new environment, live independently, meet new people from diverse cultures, advance my career through study and a lot more. But, what does it really feel like when you leave home to experience all these things that await you?

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