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Opportunity of lifetime for Digital Media graduate, Sidonie Cromb

Published:17 December 2019

CQuniversity Bachelor of Digital Media graduand, Sidonie Cromb.

After a major life event, Sidonie Cromb was forced to reassess her future and life choices, which lead her to study a Bachelor of Digital Media with CQUni.

Her interest in the course came from a want to enhance and broaden her pre-existing skills in that area.

This choice ultimately landed her a full-time job opportunity, alongside former classmate Cameron McAdam, at a local Mackay-based digital company, well before graduation.

Looking back on her CQUni journey, Sidonie regards it with fond memories.

At the very beginning of the three-year course, Sidonie was determined to be 100 per cent involved in CQUni events and opportunities.

These opportunities, particularly UniSport Nationals, where Sidonie was a sports team captain, highlighted her leadership and teamwork abilities.

“I never really thought of myself as a leader. I just had the ability to make stuff happen and people seemed to get behind that,” she says.

“The opportunities throughout University strengthened this ability and gave me a much-needed self-confidence boost, as well.”

It was also through the connections and relationships made throughout her course that Sidonie was able to obtain a job opportunity.

Her new role sees her supervise the day-to-day operations of the digital media company, and schedule and manage social media marketing for clients.

Sidonie says she’s been able to apply specific course learnings to the role.

“I’m not much of a social media user in my personal life, but in a business setting I have been able to tap into some specific learnings that have enabled me to carry out some essential tasks in this role,” she says.

Sidonie’s success boils down to her own self-determination and talent, but she still believes that the crucial teachings, relationships, and skills she obtained throughout her CQUni journey aided significantly.

Currently set to graduate in March of 2020, Sidonie says she is lucky enough to already be working a job she loves.

“I can truly say that I am where I am supposed to be, doing what I’m supposed to be doing. None of it feels like work to me,” she says.

“I’m paid to enjoy myself all day long and it doesn’t get much better than that I don’t think.”