Published on 24 April 2013
University of Sunshine Coast graduate Megan Leane is putting her nutrition and dietetics knowledge and skills to work after landing a job in Gladstone.
Megan Leane, 22, has secured a graduate position with Platinum Chiropractic and now also runs her own clinic as a dietitian.
She said her USC Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics degree had helped prepare her for a variety of employment opportunities.
“Studying at USC has given me a wide range of skills, including how to draw from my own strengths and present myself for business,” she said. “This has contributed to helping me develop the confidence and professional ability to set up my own clinic.”
Megan graduated from USC on April 5 along with more than 1,000 graduates at two ceremonies on campus.
She said she chose to study at USC after she finished high school at Bishop Druitt College in Coffs Harbour because the degree provided a direct transition to her chosen career.
“I noticed USC had a good reputation in the university and career guides, but the best part is upon graduation it provided a qualification, which gave direct entry to a nutrition and dietetics career without the need to enter multiple pathways or complete additional study,” she said.
“As my degree is heavily science based, I spent a lot of time in the USC laboratories and I was absolutely blown away by the high standards of the facilities and professional equipment that students have access to.
“With food being a big focus of my degree, I was also very impressed with the commercial kitchen we used.”
Ms Leane said she was looking forward to the growth of her clinic and the opportunity to employ her own staff in the near future.
— Jessica Halls