To help you through your university days, we asked a few graduates (also known as alumni) what they wish had been told (or listened to) as a student – here are their answers. For more advice on your study journey, read the ‘What I Wish I Knew’ brochure.
Remember, whatever your journey through your studies, nearly 100 000 CQUni graduates have been in similar situations – and through the CQUni alumni bond, they’re willing to lend you a helping hand.
‘Don’t wish it to be over. Yes study is hard but it is rewarding and it is getting you to where you want to be so enjoy it, stay focused and remember never be afraid to ask for help.’
– Danielle Kauschke (BN, 2014), Registered Nurse, Mackay Base Hospital
‘My recommendation is to say YES! Say yes to the things that scare you as they are truly the things that teach you so much about yourself and to help you to grow!’
– Karen Field (BN, 2016)
Now is the time to prepare for your career. ‘Student life is the best time to prepare one-self for career and life; we should take it very seriously. It doesn’t mean forget everything and just study but I’d say it’s the best time to prepare yourself for your career ahead.’
– Rumi Bhuiyan (BAcct, 2012), CEO & Managing Director, Six Bangla Communications Ltd
‘Prepare all your veggies on a Sunday for the week. Have a menu for the week. Get into a routine. Because you will still be expected to do everything you did before you started studying. It’s one less thing you have to worry about.’
– Clare Bond (BPsych, 2014), Academic, CQUniversity
‘Seek experience far and wide – you will be better for.’
– Chris Shields (BEng(Co-op), 2004) 2013 CQUniversity Young Alumnus of the Year, Manager, Calibre Consulting
‘Don’t rush to where you think you should be, or what you think you should be doing. Have goals, but focus on developing yourself to be the best that you can be. The jobs and opportunities will flow from that and you might be surprised where your career takes you. Also, remember that life is about more than work, so try to enjoy the ride.’
– Blake Harvey (BEng(Co-op), 2005), 2014 CQUniversity Young Alumnus of the Year, Manager (Network Strategy and Policy), Ergon Energy
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