Getting to establish and build industry networks whilst studying at UC has been invaluable. I learnt the importance of non-legal issues, as well as the importance of getting material information for their legal issues in trying to help clients and understanding what they want. Essentially, I learnt what a real lawyers’ role is.
I also discovered the real meaning and purpose behind law and why it’s so important to understand and respect the ‘human’ requirements of our clients.
Bachelor of Primary Education (Creative Arts)
When Tim Walshe embarked on his journey studying a Bachelor of Primary Education, he knew it was the right choice for him. “I’ve been born into a teaching family. We all love to work with kids and teach; I guess it’s in our blood.”
Tim’s studies saw him gain practical experience through work-integrated learning at local schools, but he also had the opportunity to take part in an exchange program in Hong Kong.
“The connections I made with my conveners led me to opportunities for part time work at schools during my degree. I managed to take on work at a local primary school which then led to LSA work (Learning Support Work) and further connections with other schools. I’ve already secured a job for next year.”
Bachelor of Engineering in Network and Software Engineering (Honours)
I moved to Canberra from a country town to study a Bachelor of Engineering in Network and Software Engineering (Honours) at UC. I would absolutely recommend UC for their hands-on approach to education and for their real-world work integrated learning programs.
I always felt supported by the academic staff at UC. They’ve consistently gone out of their way to make themselves available to provide assistance on university assignments, as well as to give advice on projects outside of university.
My internship provided me with amazing practical experience in the engineering field and allowed me to improve my skills in a hands-on environment.
Bachelor of Communication (Advertising), 2016
When I started my degree, I was adamant I wanted to work in marketing, but I was unsure where I would land within the industry. While studying at UC, I decided to put learning into action with my own side hustle, focused on helping small business owners with social media management. Fast-forward a couple of years and I had grown my side-hustle into a fully-fledged boutique social media agency. Today, we're a team of three UC alumni and are so grateful to work with a client list composed of some seriously incredible local brands.
Looking back, studying at UC equipped me with an abundance of knowledge I use in my business every day. When I share strategic advice with my clients, I am able to do so with confidence that the knowledge I share is underpinned by academic integrity – all thanks to UC.