Published on 29 October 2013
Jessica Eaton of Bribie Island has secured a job at the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services after completing a Bachelor of Business at the University of the Sunshine Coast.
Jessica, 22, who graduated from USC on Thursday 3 October, is now working as an administrative officer at the Department’s Strathpine service centre.
The former Bribie Island State High School student said her degree, specifically the human resources element, prepared her for searching for graduate roles and in securing her current position.
“The degree taught me the relevance and importance of human resources across all aspects of the workplace including the skills needed for management roles,” she said.
“It helped me to navigate critical job interviews. I also feel it will help me to achieve my long-term goal to become a Human Resources Manager of an environmentally and community focused organisation.”
Jessica said she was initially attracted her to USC by its good reputation and the quality of the degrees on offer.
“Add to that the calibre of lecturers in my course and the Sunshine Coast beach lifestyle and USC really does provide the best of the both worlds for students,” she said.
“The campus has a relaxed, friendly vibe and I could study in the library or computer rooms or outside on the grass surrounded by kangaroos.
“It was an ideal place for me to complete my degree in a non-stressful and welcoming environment.”
Photo supplied by Silver Rose Photography.
— Jessica Halls