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Learning and earning puts Helen ahead of the game

High Street Finance Centre Management Intern Helen Hancock is studying Business Managment at CQU and beleives her employment prospects are great when she finishes. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
High Street Finance Centre Management Intern Helen Hancock is studying Business Managment at CQU and beleives her employment prospects are great when she finishes. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin Chris Ison

IT'S hard to get a foot on the career ladder, but Rockhampton's Helen Hancock is already ahead of the rest.

While studying at CQUniversity, the business student has also been completing a full-time work placement at High Street Finance Centre.

"It has given me a great foundation for... my future career," Helen said.

As Helen's friends start applying for graduate internships, Helen has already had almost a year working full-time in the industry.

Helen's hoping this will get her to her dream job faster.

And she's on the right track studying at CQUniversity, with Graduate Careers Australia finding the university's students ahead of the national rate for graduate full-time employment.

While the national rate is 71.3%, the rate for CQUniversity is 81.1%.

In Business Studies, the CQUniversity graduate full-time employment rate is 88.5% compared to the national rate of 71.8%.

Helen said although she hadn't locked in a full-time job after university, her placement had given her great insight into the industry.

She said the best aspect was the practical experience which complemented the theoretical component of her degree.

"It's giving me experience in all different areas relevant to my degree," Helen said. "(Employers) aren't looking for a piece of paper, they're looking for that experience."

Learning and earning

The average minimum salaries in some Australian industries:

  • Mining, oil and gas: $55,285
  • Engineering: $52,489
  • Medical and healthcare: $45,903
  • Construction, building and architecture: $44,182
  • Education and training: $42,130

Source: MyCareer

Topics:  business cquniversity



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