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Alumni life

UniSC alumni share their experiences in this series that explores what it takes to succeed.

From their time spent studying, to what it took to find the career they wanted, these former university students lay out the trials, tribulations and triumphs experienced on their road to success.

Latest posts

Hannah Clissold
Keeping her eyes firmly on the Horizon helps steer Hannah to her dream destination
8 Aug 2023

Hannah Clissold graduated with a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) in 2010 and has has led a vibrant career in the arts and festivals on the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane, returning to the coast in 2016 as the Director of Horizon Festival.

Sam Gourley
A journey of discovery from retail to rehabilitation
5 Apr 2023

Sam Gourley shares how tapping into what motivates you can lead to a fulfilling career; after completing his Bachelor of Occupational Therapy in 2014, Sam has grown his paediatric Occupational Therapy practice to provide early intervention services to hundreds of children on the Sunshine Coast and beyond.

Miranda McLennan
Flying high for those who dare
9 Feb 2023

Human Resources graduate Miranda McLennan shares how an inspirational UniSC lecturer and a passion to prioritise connection in both personal and professional settings have helped steer her career and reinforce her axiom 'those who dare, win'.

Previous posts

Brad Stefanovic representing Aura Biosciences at Nasdaq
Life in NYC, show it respect and it will pay you back with interest
12 Aug 2022

Brad graduated with his PhD in 2013 in cardiovascular physiology, after completing his Bachelor and Honours degrees in Sport and Exercise Science a few years prior at UniSC.

Katie Toney
From television to tourism
5 Apr 2022

UniSC communications graduate Katie Toney shares how she flipped her career as broadcast journalist with the Seven Network to work in tourism managing a holiday park, all while playing an active role in the UniSC community.

Gillian Hall
Bringing dying and death back to communities
11 Feb 2022

Social Science alumna Gillian Hall shares her inspiration and passion for enabling people to improve end-of-life experiences whilst creating sustainable choices for the future.

Dr Mary Gregory
Understanding the best and worst of human relationships
7 Dec 2021

USC alumna Dr Mary Gregory explores the importance of positive human connections through the lens of her career as a Clinical Psychologist and her PhD at USC

Jason Valusaga
Reflecting on the journey - past, present and future
7 Oct 2021

USC alumnus Jason Valusaga reflects on his journey from university to contributing to Queensland’s COVID-19 response and what influenced his successes along the way.

Raymart Walker
Giving to give up fried chicken
10 Jun 2021

Alumnus Raymart Walker tells his story how he raised $5,000 from his community for USC's 2021 Giving Day by pledging to give up one of his favourite foods - fried chicken.