Thomas was in his final year of Bachelor of Business (majoring in Event Management & HR) when he received a targeted email from his head of faculty about the Disney Cultural Exchange Program. While some would dream about working for Disney, sharing a work place with Mickey Mouse and Cinderella, this was not Tom.
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By Patricia Whiting
What do you think of when you hear the term ‘working remotely’? Is it a vision of someone working in a rural region? Or do you imagine an adventurer, trekking through the Amazon in a remote area away from civilization?
Working remotely is as simple as not working at a physical location. Instead, it is the ability to work from home or other sites that are not the office. You are connected to your office through the internet and other technological advancements.
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By Alex Hargreaves
Ever wonder what happened to Jacob Ambach, our Google Student Ambassador who
graduated with Bachelor of Commerce at the end of 2016? Jacob has done some pretty
awesome things with his career, and has also had some struggles that most Griffith grads can relate to. Despite this, Jacob has come out on top and has made a steady start to his career. If you’re interested in working in the digital marketing space, Jacob has some great advice to share!
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Marnie’s Experience with the Industry Mentoring Program
By Alex Hargreaves
Marnie was in her second year of Bachelor of Business, majoring in Human Resources, when the Industry Mentoring Program sparked her interest. As her graduation date loomed closer, Marnie suddenly became aware that she lacked work experience and was determined to change this before the end of her degree. She read about the Industry Mentoring Program and could see that it had true potential to prepare her for the work force.
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By Kylie Robinson
Major heartbreak, meeting and marrying the love of my life, completing a postgraduate qualification and making lifelong friends marks some defining moments of my Griffith University career. I start this blog post with descriptions of personal tragedies and exhilarating highs because career growth and life experience don’t happen separately – they occur simultaneously. After almost 10 years as a proud member of the Griffith clan, today marks my last day. My life is nearly unrecognisable to the naive, terrified 24 year old who started at the university, unsure and anxious about the step I was taking.
As I sit down to write this blog, I’m not really sure how to articulate my feelings. How do I explain what this place represents to me? The words came to my mind earlier but as I write now it’s not so easy to articulate my feelings about the place I know as my home away from home. Griffith is so much more than just my workplace; it’s where I’ve grown up.
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“University is an incredible catalyst for extracting ambition and allowing it to flourish.”
Bachelor of Information Technology graduate Benjamin Hall shares his motivation for pursuing a university degree, his love of technology and his processes and dedication for achieving a graduate position in his field.
What made you decide to go to university?
During high school I had no real aspirations to study further as I wanted to be a chef. My parents weren’t so sure but my mother presented a strong case for more study which stuck with me forever. A year later I promised my late mother I would go to university for her and started working harder. In my final year at high school, I received the Griffith University Gold Coast Award and a direct offer to study a double degree in business. Although I didn’t study business, my promise to my mother was the real motivation to study at university. Since I walked into Griffith, I loved every moment and am so thankful of the words my mother spoke.
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2014 Education graduate Jacquelyn Nesbitt spoke to us about why she chose education, her study journey and her hopes after graduation.
What did you study and why?
Ever since I started school I knew I wanted to be a teacher, so naturally, when the time (finally) came to choose what I wanted to study, I enrolled in a Bachelor of Education (Primary). After studying for two years you’re given the opportunity to choose a specialist area, and I chose Middle Schooling as I really enjoyed teaching in the middle years (years 4 to 9).
What were the most interesting things you learned in your degree?
My degree at Griffith University was filled with so many interesting learning experiences. Not only did I learn my teacher’s tricks of the trade, but I also understood how to create engaging learning experiences that can cater for a variety of students.
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Gold Coast financial adviser Frank Byrne has been recognised for 20 years’ mentoring of Griffith Business School students as part of the Griffith Industry Mentoring Program.
Frank, who is now 73 years old, was one of the first mentors to join the program when it began in 1994. That was just four years after he graduated from the Griffith Business School himself.
“I just wanted to give back to Griffith in return for all the opportunities I have been given as a result of my studies there,” Frank said.
Frank graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1990 when he was 50. He completed his studies part-time while working at the Department of Primary Industries, where he had been employed as an administration officer for 37 years.
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With many accolades to her name, Kristin Berardi won the Montreux Jazz Festival International Vocal Competition in 2006, two National Australian Bell Awards for the Best Jazz Vocal Album in 2010 and 2012 , the first and only vocalist to receive the Freedman National Jazz Award 2010; has released a number of albums and toured nationally and overseas. Graduating in 2003 with a Bachelor of Music from the Queensland Conservatorium, Kristin now shares her expertise with current students in the Jazz Voice course.
The Careers and Employment team asked Kristin about her amazing journey from student to professional musician, her influencers and the tips she can provide budding musicians.
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As a lecturer at Macquarie University in the Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance, Dr John Selby confesses he took an unusual path on his way to academia. At age 15, John was already deciding which university to attend and degree to pursue. His parents had left school early and as the first in his family to go to university, he was drawn to Griffith University to study combined law and international business degrees. “I just didn’t want to study law on its own and wanted to have another degree. I felt the academic staff at Griffith focused on ensuring students learned as much as possible and there was a focus on a new generation of university students.”
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