Nutrition graduate nuts about hometown job

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Nutrition graduate nuts about hometown job


16 April 2013

For University of the Sunshine Coast graduate Christine Beutel, landing a job after graduation came as easily as returning to her home town of Kingaroy.

Christine, 21, secured a graduate position with the Peanut Company of Australia in Kingaroy after completing her USC Bachelor of Nutrition.

She said her USC degree had helped prepare her for a range of employment opportunities, including her current role as an administration clerk.

“The level of commitment required to undergo my degree has stood me in good stead for handling the demands of my current role,” she said.

“At USC I learnt how to balance competing workloads and use my organisational skills for a range of areas including the field of medical administration.”

Christine graduated from USC on April 5 along with more than 1,000 students at two ceremonies on campus.

The former Kingaroy State High School student said she chose to study at USC because it had such a positive and welcoming environment.

“I’m from a country background and grew up on a farm, so the design of USC really appealed, as did the laid-back and friendly nature of USC staff,” she said.

Christine said she was looking forward to using the skills from her degree to eventually assist rural and regional residents with health goals such as weight loss.

— Jessica Halls

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