6 October 2017
It was a day for cheers and happy tears as hundreds of parents watched their children step up on stage at USC’s recent Graduation ceremonies.
These events provided an opportunity for graduates and their families and friends to acknowledge the years and thousands of hours of hard work that goes into a tertiary degree, and to celebrate their achievements along the way.
Leading up to Graduation, USC profiled four such graduates, asking them about their experiences at USC and their plans for the future.
From Papua New Guinea, Jordan Morris was the first in his family to complete university study and has graduated with a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business. Jordan’s family flew in from China, Papua New Guinea and Fiji to join him for this special event. Jordan will continue his studies at USC next year with a master’s degree.
Lucas Whittaker also studied a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business. He recommends that anyone considering studying should jump in and have a go, and that studying something you are passionate about can make all the difference.
Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) graduate Kathryn Allen enjoyed being involved in USC’s clubs and committees, especially USC’s Amnesty International Club. With a goal to pursue further studies and research, Kathryn would eventually like to work for the United Nations.
Lexie Purcell wants to help people improve their health without taking drastic measures such as surgery or medication. That’s why Lexie studied a Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Science. Lexie also shared a house with a world champion para-cyclist and worked alongside Paralympic swimmers, which has inspired her to work as an exercise physiologist while studying USC’s new Bachelor of Health Science – the first and only program in Queensland that allows students to specialise in prosthetics and orthotics.
After completing a Bachelor of Business (Management), Lauren Kaloczy went on to complete a Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary). Teaching was always something that Lauren had been interested in, but she was concerned that she wouldn't have the confidence. With the help of USC, Lauren has proved herself wrong and is now enjoying her first full-time teaching position in Toowoomba.
Learn more about Jordan, Lucas, Kathryn, Lexie and Lauren by watching the videos below.