Annaleaze Flynn - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Annaleaze Flynn

High School attended: Chancellor State College

Degree:
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Honours)

Target graduation date: End of 2022

My journey: Throughout school I always excelled in any math or science related subjects but had absolutely no idea what career I wanted to pursue. I knew I wanted to go to uni and study in an area where I could use my math knowledge. I spoke to teachers, friends and past students and many people suggested I give engineering a go. At the time, I knew nothing about it but did some research and decided I would love to work within an environmental engineering environment. I’ve always wanted to help improve the world in some way and decided this could be my contribution. In Year 12 I had many people recommend I apply for an early offer so that I could feel less stressed finishing year 12. I received an early offer into uni a few weeks before my graduation and was also offered an academic scholarship after year 12 results were released and haven’t looked back since!

Career aspirations: There are many areas of Mechanical Engineering which could be explored. Eventually I would love to use my degree to make an impact in the world by helping to develop a more sustainable lifestyle within Australia. I would also love to help develop new medical equipment and be involved with creating new solutions towards current gaps within the medical field. Overall, I aspire to use my degree towards helping both the people of Australia and the environment.

Why did you become an Ambassador? When I was in year 12, I had no idea what I wanted to study and loved hearing from people’s experiences in university. I would love to help people who may be in the same position that I was in and give guidance to others who may feel lost in choice. I also love attending USC and have grown so much throughout my uni experience.

What do you like about USC?​ USC has many amazing facilities, especially within the engineering discipline which make studying a lot more enjoyable and effective. I also love the small class sizes and my experience with lecturers. Having the smaller class sizes means all students get to know each other and can work effectively together in groups. Learning also feels more personal as lecturers become more familiar with the students and can provide effective one on one help. There are also many great opportunities which are provided to students in terms of work experience and scholarship suggestions.