Sophie Cullen - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Sophie Cullen

High school attended: Maryborough State High School

Degree: Bachelor of Primary Education 

Target graduation date: Mid 2021

My journey: After graduating high school, I attempted to study at TAFE to complete a Diploma of Business. I quickly discovered that I enjoyed working and earning money to fund my ever growing obsession and love of international travel! I have worked in the retail industry in various management roles for the past 13 years. In my work, I have always enjoyed mentoring and inspiring others to learn and achieve goals. After being told that my position at work was being made redundant, I immediately enrolled at USC the very next day! I completed the TPP program in Semester 2 of 2016 and started my Bachelor of Primary Education degree in 2017. My new normal now consists of learning how to teach our future generations to the best of my ability and I am loving it! 

Career aspirations: I would love to use my degree to work and travel around Australia and hopefully the world! I would love to do some volunteer work teaching in areas where education is sorely needed.

Why did you become an Ambassador? I became a Student Ambassador so that I can help spread the word that everyone can unlock their potential if they give it a shot! University can be very overwhelming and intimidating, but only if you let it be! Don't let a little bit of study stop you from your dream career! 

What do you like about USC? In my experience, all of the staff are here for me to succeed. They are always pushing me to achieve my best and I feel supported along the way. I enjoy the community environment that surrounds me at USC.