Surviving on a student budget

This article was written by CQUniversity alumnus Dimitri Kondilis (BFinPlan), Financial Adviser at Soundbridge Financial Services.

University study can be stressful but managing money is a whole PHD course in itself.

Ask any student what the hardest part of being a student is and they will often tell you it is having no money.

Struggling to afford your education and desired lifestyle can create major stress in your life and can lead to financial difficulties if you do not pay attention to the realities of income and expenses.

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Occasional Address: Jade Collins

Alumnus of the Year (Social Impact), Jade Collins (BArts/BBus 1999, MBusAdmin 2008) presented the Occasional Address at the Rockhampton Graduation Ceremony on 6 December. An alumnus of CQUniversity, Jade is the co-creator of Femeconomy, a business that empowers and promotes gender equity in leadership.

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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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