From pouring concrete to PR – Kitty Danger

Kitty-Danger

“My progression from high school to today has been interesting to say the least!”

Writing, acting, furniture design, violin, travel and construction.

These diverse passions seem an unlikely combination, but for journalism graduate Kitty Danger, they form the less than traditional path that has led to a fulfilling career in public relations at The Red Republic.

While many high school graduates feel the pressure to careen head first into a chosen career, Kitty took the time to explore her options before settling on a Bachelor of Journalism, specializing in PR and Arts and Creative Industries.

This process of discovery led to Kitty securing a role well suited to her diverse and colorful personality. Working as an Account Manager on a variety of events, social media and publicity campaigns, means she is able to channel her creative side and in her own words “never get bored”.

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Paddling your way to success – David Houston

As one of Griffith’s first dental school graduates and the founding president of the Griffith University Surfers Paradise Rowing Club, David Houston’s career is going from strength to strength overseeing two dental clinics in Brisbane’s North-East suburbs of Redcliffe. Watch as he explains his career journey from Griffith student to entrepreneurial Griffith graduate.

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Seeing success in the streets – Simon Bottomley

As General Manager – Asia Pacific for EJ, Griffith Commerce graduate Simon Botttomley is passionate about pursuing business excellence with 20 years’ experience in the industry. Simon credits his university experience for delivering him with a skill set and confidence to mix it in the real world of business.

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Physio manipulates career opportunities – Krystle Luvis

Krystle“I could end up as a paediatric specialist or a sports specialist. I don’t know. It’s about being open to opportunities that come my way”

Many graduates have a clear expectation of what their career will look like once they put down their tasseled caps and gowns and step out into the real world. A journalism student will become a journalist for a news organization and a nursing student will become a nurse in a hospital.

While assumptions exist about what your first job out of uni ‘should’ look like, physiotherapy graduate Krystle Luvis is proving how being open to different opportunities can provide you with a much richer experience when starting your career.

Krystle graduated from a Master of Physiotherapy and admits she didn’t make any clear goals for her career post-University. While most of her friends were fixated on working for sporting teams or in private practice, she didn’t know where she was going to end up and was still trying to decide between the private and public systems.

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How to expand your career opportunities – Industry Mentoring Program

Over the past few days, I’vePicture been speaking to grad recruiters about the qualities they seek in the ideal candidate. I’ve also run into some students who are currently going through the application process and feeling frustrated after submitting over fifty applications. Whether you are a first year student or in your final weeks, it may not be that simple to walk into the perfect job. Sometimes you will get led down a path you didn’t expect and end up learning skills you never even imagined. As the mid semester break starts, consider what Griffith provides to enhance your employment prospects

Every year, the Careers and Employment team run the Industry Mentoring Program which matches students to mentors in their field and it offers an invaluable opportunity to expand your networks.

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