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David Ashby

Career changer. Academic achiever. Passionate teacher.

Coming from a trade background, David made the most of free learning support to build his study confidence and thrive in his education degree. QUT helped him secure his first teaching job before he graduated.

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David's path to a new career

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Kat Dorante

Torres Strait Islander. Human rights advocate. Double degree student.

Growing up in in North Queensland, Kat didn’t really know what she wanted to do with her life - but she knew it would involve empowering her people. She’s now studying a law and business double degree.

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Tammy Butow

Girl Geek. Startup founder. Chaos engineer.

Tammy’s inspiring the next generation of women to study IT. She works at Gremlin in the United States as a Principal Site Reliability Engineer, and her job is all about breaking systems to make them more resilient.

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Dylan Sheppard

Designer. Innovator. Problem solver.

A six-month internship with BMW’s Innovation Lab helped Dylan secure his job as an industrial designer at BMW’s headquarters in Germany. His team works on innovation projects in robotics, virtual reality and design.

BMW internship ignites Dylan's career

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Lauren Hutchinson

Volunteer. Regional advocate. Community optometrist.

Lauren was inspired after spending time with her own optometrist, so it’s no surprise she loved working with real patients in the QUT Health Clinics. She’s now returned to regional NSW, travelling to small communities and inspiring the next generation.

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Angus Mitchell

PR graduate. Dean's Scholar. Brand manager.

Taking part in an international case competition helped Angus land a graduate role at L’Oréal Group. After a six-month stint in Tokyo working on global strategy and product development, he’s now a brand manager for Maybelline in Melbourne.

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Daniel Pincus

World traveller. Paramedic.

After graduating, Dan headed to Townsville where he worked as a paramedic. The bright lights of London soon lured him overseas, and with qualifications recognised pretty much anywhere in the world, he quickly landed a job.

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