Published on 17 October 2013
For University of the Sunshine Coast graduate Kathryn Stevens, studying how to help others has helped her find a dream career.
Kathryn, 22, of Tin Can Bay graduated from USC with a combined Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Human Services on Thursday 3 October.
The former St Patrick’s College student is now working closely with the children and families of Mildura as part of a Victorian Government program.
“During my studies I secured a placement at a human services organisation in Gympie, which gave me the confidence to specialise in the field,” she said.
“By being proactive with placement applications, I was able to get practical experience and skills which have contributed to securing my current position.”
Kathryn said her double degree prepared her for work both in the human service and education sectors.
“I chose USC because it was close to home, it had a relaxed coastal lifestyle and it has a welcoming atmosphere,” she said.
“Completing a double degree at USC provided me with two different pathways of employment which complement each other.
“The level of support and encouragement from my lecturers, tutors and mentors made for a positive learning environment, preparing me for real-life challenges and opportunities.”
Photo supplied by Silver Rose Photography
— Jessica Halls