I chose CQUniversity because it has a Mackay campus which, at the time, offered the course that I was looking for. It was local and meant I only had to move to Mackay. This enabled me to have a family and friend network close by.
My degree opened the doors that paved my whole career. After completing my degree I completed the Certified Practicing Accountants Australia accreditation. This is a highly regarded internationally recognised distinction for business people. I previously worked as a Chief Financial Officer for 12 years, but a recent change has lead me down a new path as Regional Manager for North Queensland with AustSafe Superannuation. This role involves relationship management and I provide knowledge and services to our members, help solve queries or concerns they have around super and retirement, and facilitate seminars and education sessions, delivering education on many topics.
My advice to students would be to join a study group and surround yourself with successful people. Keep working at tasks gradually and DO NOT leave work until the last minute.