At USC, we believe people have the power to create change where they are. Our university was founded on the idea that opportunity is everywhere – in regions like the Sunshine Coast, Gympie and Hervey Bay, where our campuses continue to grow and thrive, and in the people who make up our vibrant community.
The USC community includes a global network of almost 20,000 alumni, who are sharing the benefits of their education in more than 5000 locations worldwide. USC alumni stay connected as mentors, guest speakers, advocates and employers, and play a vital role in shaping USC’s vision for the future.
Our community also includes the many supporters, donors and partners who give their time, resources and funds to ensure our students achieve their dreams. Their support helps us foster opportunities for our regions’ highest achievers, and for people who may never have dreamed of going to university in the past.
It also allows us to pursue groundbreaking research. From climate change adaptation to regional healthcare, bioenergy to young driver safety, giving to USC helps us solve problems that directly impact our regions.
International USC graduate rides wave of success
A multimedia platform founded in Brazil by an international USC graduate has won the backing of global surf and skate brands as its popularity escalates.
Medallist gains work as research executive
An Arts/Business student who gained a full-time job with a top market research firm within a month of finishing her degree has earned a University Medal at the recent USC graduation.
Internship helps Gympie graduate secure job
Taking the option of a professional internship while completing an Accounting degree at USC Gympie has led to a home town job for recent Gympie graduate Jodie Tydings.
Arts/Business graduate earns Faculty Medal
A USC double degree in Arts and Business that included a creative advertising study tour to Vietnam has spurred a Glass House Mountains resident to start his career in academia.
Success adds up for USC accounting graduate
It took a leap of faith for Gunalda beef producer Leanne North to add studying an Accounting degree at USC Gympie to her busy lifestyle, and now she is netting the rewards.
Degree helps journalist become school teacher
A former broadcast journalist and editor with a passion for English and History has used a USC double degree to launch a new career in secondary education – teaching English, History and broadcast media.