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Employers aim to nab top FAB students

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Published on 25 March 2013

Dozens of major Sunshine Coast and national businesses will be scouting for talented new staff at the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Faculty of Arts and Business (FAB) Awards and Prizes Ceremony tomorrow night (Tuesday 26 March).

The event will put the spotlight on students who have achieved highly in various subjects — giving industry award donors the chance to meet and possibly recruit them.

The FAB Awards will be held at USC’s Innovation Centre auditorium at 6pm, with guests arriving from 5.30pm.

Seventy awards, prizes, scholarships and bursaries – totalling $57,000 and including 18 new prizes – will be handed out by more than 46 local and national companies.

Among them are ANZ Bank, Australian Property Institute, Big Kart Track, CPA Australia, Eumundi Markets, Garland Waddington Solicitors, KPMG, Love and Partners, Lend Lease Property Management, Australian Psychological Society, Australian Geographic Society, PRIA, McGraw Hill Education, Sunshine Coast Regional Council, Office Works, AMIA, Cengage, Lawrie Cowled, Sajen legal, Sea FM, and Wicked Wolf Events.

The standout achiever this year is graduating Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) student Thomas Major of Maroochydore who will collect four awards worth a total of $2,100.

Thomas will receive the $500 Save On Tax Prize for Highest Achieving Student in Business Finance, The Institute of Public Accountants Prize for Best Student in Management Accounting valued at $600, the $500 ANZ Bank Prize for Highest Achieving Student in Insurance and Risk Management, and the $500 Holmans Accounting and Taxation Bursary.

Bachelor of Business (Tourism, Leisure and Event Management) student Marnie Carr of Caloundra will collect three prizes totalling $1,500: the $500 Big Kart Track Prize for the Highest Achieving Student in Introduction to Tourism, Leisure and Events; the $500 RACQ Best Third-Year Graduating Student in Bachelor of Business (Tourism, Leisure and Event Management); and the $500 Wicked Wolf Events Prize for the Best Student in Business Events.

Four other students will collect two awards each, including Nicole Gerrett of Buddina, Cate MacMillan of Buddina, Matthew Kubler of Buderim and Chantal Anderson of Buderim.

— Jessica Halls

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