Published on 20 April 2012
20 April 2012
University of the Sunshine Coast paramedic science graduate Natalia Jones has gone full circle in securing a job in her home city of Toowoomba.
The 21-year old, who is a former Christian Outreach College student, returned to the garden city recently after spending the past three years studying at the USC campus near Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast.
Natalia is currently working as a casual with the Queensland Ambulance Service in Toowoomba and has her sights set on a full-time position.
“My study has provided me with the knowledge I need to apply in practical settings, which I now have the chance to do while I’m working on road,” she said.
“My degree has also given me a solid foundation to build upon as I gain more experience over the years.”
Natalia, who chose to study at USC because of the relaxed coastal lifestyle, said she was excited about her career prospects.
“I am so glad I went straight from school to university because now I am qualified at such a young age,” she said.
“I look forward to many years of work and further study in paramedics.”
Natalia was among 1,100 students to graduate from USC at two ceremonies on 4 April.
— Michelle Widdicombe