Two-time alumnus advances career with CQU

07 June 2022

Two-time CQUniversity alumnus David Gargett said he felt empowered by his studies and believes it has set him up for career success.

Before graduating with a Master of Business Administration (Leadership) in 2021 and a Bachelor of Information Technology in 2007' David was on a mission to advance his career when he began to weigh up his study options.

As a Rockhampton local' David said he chose to study with CQU because he wanted to study online and support local organisations' especially during the pandemic.

"My online study through CQU was fantastic. It perfectly fit my circumstances and it allowed me to study at my own pace'" David said.

"I couldn't recommend CQU more. I tell everyone who will listen about how much I gained from it.

"The price was also quite attractive."

The father of two said he felt supported throughout his studies.

"I received tremendous support from the lecturers. I felt much more supported and cared for than I did in other postgraduate studies I have done'" he added.

David's qualifications led him to secure a role within the Rockhampton Regional Council as a Technology Infrastructure Officer.

"I am part of a team that manages the servers and networks across the region. My role involves overseeing cybersecurity systems' performance monitoring' and ensuring backup strategies are in place."

David is involved in multiple programs to bridge the gap between business and cybersecurity' where he acts as a mentor to high school students involved in cybersecurity competitions and said he would not be participating in these programs if he did not have the confidence he gained throughout his studies.

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