Published on 7 February 2012
7 February 2012
Communication will be the key to a brilliant career for high-achieving student Lucy Petrou, 17, of Mooloolah.
Lucy, who completed Year 12 at Caloundra State High School last year and achieved an Overall Position (OP) of 2, has enrolled in a Bachelor of Communication at the University of the Sunshine Coast.
“I chose the Bachelor of Communication because it was very diverse and it sounded like I could concentrate on writing, which I really enjoy,” she said. “And it can lead to many different careers.”
Graduates from this degree are now working in journalism, professional writing, public relations, event management, advertising, corporate communication, creative writing, tourism and web editing.
Lucy, who excelled in science-related subjects as much as in creative subjects at school, said she had chosen USC ahead of other universities for several reasons.
“I really wanted to stay living here on the Sunshine Coast with my family,” she said.
“The location of the University is very convenient. It’s only 20 minutes from home. It’s a good choice for me. And three of my close friends from school are going there too.”
Lucy said she first visited USC when she did a French language immersion day at the University in 2009 and liked what she saw.
“The campus is really modern and the people I met were friendly and helpful,” she said. “With the trees and the kangaroos, it’s really peaceful.
“I’m looking forward to studying at USC. I’m really nervous and excited at the same time.”
Lucy will be among 3,000 new students starting at the University of the Sunshine Coast this month. USC will hold its Orientation Week next week (February 13-17) and Semester 1 classes will begin on Monday 20 February.
— Terry Walsh