'The subjects I took during my course offered practical experiences. When working on PR plans or reviewing advertising strategy, we used real-world brands, not invented scenarios. By graduation I had insight into some of the biggest brand challenges that were trending at the time. I quite often leveraged these projects and insights during my early years when I was a postgraduate trying to secure a placement in the advertising industry.'
Pathways to your career
'I gained entry to QUT based on a science degree that I completed straight out of school. The graduate-entry paramedic degree recognises my previous studies, which means I will complete my course in two years instead of three, and get into the industry as soon as possible.'
Gain experience and connections
'As part of my justice course I completed a placement at the fraud integrity unit at Suncorp. I put the skills I had learnt during my course into a corporate environment and got to network and make meaningful connections. Doing this placement has given me a better understanding of financial crime and opened up a pathway to my current position.'
Focused on practical outcomes
'I chose QUT because their law program was progressive and focused on practical outcomes. The modern delivery of coursework gave me the freedom to study at my own pace while balancing multiple jobs throughout my course. Lecturers and tutors helped foster my critical thinking skills, while constantly encouraging me to apply the things I had learnt in a practical manner. This has helped me tremendously in my early career.'