Published on 16 April 2013
A new graduate of the University of the Sunshine Coast has leapt straight back into study and work, undertaking a USC Bachelor of Civil Engineering while working as an assistant technical officer at Sunshine Coast Council.
Clarissa Campbell of Caboolture officially received her double degree in Education and Science at the USC Graduation Ceremony on 5 April.
But the 22-year-old said her love of physics and mathematics had prompted her to immediately enrol in Civil Engineering, with the aim of working in the mining industry and travelling the world.
“My Physics major and Mathematics minor have given me the ability to problem-solve and analyse new situations,” Clarissa said.
“My relationship with Faculty staff has also helped me make networks outside of University that will help with future employment.”
She has been enjoying casual work with the council’s Water Management and Drainage Services since last year.
Clarissa, who attended Caboolture State High School, said she chose USC because it was within driving distance and offered her preferred courses.
“I really liked the small class sizes as these allowed good relationships to be formed between students and lecturers/tutors,” she said.
— Julie Schomberg