Melbourne move pays dividends for graduate

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Melbourne move pays dividends for graduate


Bradley Hargraves

13 November 2012

13 November 2012

A move to Melbourne to find work has paid off for Bradley Hargraves of Maryborough who graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a Business degree last month.

Bradley has secured a junior account manager’s position with Information Technology and Telecommunications company, Comscentre, in Port Melbourne.

The 22-year old, who received his Bachelor of Business in front of a crowd of 1,200 people at USC’s Graduation ceremony on 5 October, said he was looking forward to starting work next month.

“The position will involve interacting with and managing existing clients, as well as an element of client acquisition,” he said.

“I will be using my specialties in marketing gained from USC to assist in the development of campaigns and marketing communications including direct marketing, events, social media and website development.”

Bradley said he chose to study at USC because of its geographical location and size.

“USC was located only two hours from my home town of Tinana (near Maryborough) yet only one hour from Brisbane if I wanted to meet with friends on weekends,” he said.

“I also wanted to go to a university in which class sizes were small enough to be able to receive a personalised, relationship-focused experience.

“To get the most out of university, you should be able to interact and learn in a comfortable, supportive setting. And USC offered that.”

Bradley said he now had his sights set on combining work with postgraduate studies in business.

“The job will make possible the learning of new business development skills,” he said. “I am very much looking forward to exploring these skills, which will potentially form the basis of my postgraduate studies,” he said.

Bradley graduated from Maryborough State High School in 2007 and was a senior sports captain.

— Michelle Widdicombe

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