Published on 16 April 2012
16 April 2012
The 2007 school captain of Morayfield State High School, Jodie Bryant, has graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast and kick-started her career in the community she was raised.
Jodie, 22, of Caboolture is now working in the Human Resources Department of Moreton Bay Regional Council after completing a Bachelor of Business – majoring in Human Resource Management – at USC in late 2011.
On Wednesday 4 April, she was among 1,100 people to graduate from the University at two special ceremonies on campus.
Jodie said she had not considered specialising in human resource management until after starting her business degree.
“I initially wanted to develop a career in the tourism industry,” she said. “However, in my first semester I completed my first management course and found my passion for human resource management.
“I like that I have been able to start my career within the community I grew up in.”
Jodie lists smaller class sizes and the relaxed coastal lifestyle as among her reasons for choosing to study at USC.
“The Sippy Downs campus always had a great atmosphere and I liked the idea of being part of a university where you are not just a number,” she said.
“The staff genuinely care about your success and goals, and do the best they can to help you achieve them. I met some great people along the way and was able to change my study options to suit me.”
Jodie is also enjoying putting the theory of her degree into practice.
“My studies allowed me to gain industry knowledge and experience to help prepare me for life within the workplace,” she said. “I may have stopped studying, but I am still constantly learning, gaining experience and expanding my knowledge.”
— Michelle Widdicombe