Brisbane’s annual Adult Tertiary Entry Expo is on again, on Wednesday, September 1, and Queensland University of Technology (QUT) will be one of exhibitors on hand to provide information about courses and career options.
QUT events officer Sarah Griinke said mature-age students who decided to take the plunge into uni study came from a variety of backgrounds.
“Many students come to QUT through non-traditional pathways – they may have been working for a number of years, spent time raising a family, or taken a break from their studies,” Ms Griinke said.
“They may be a first-time student using their old school results or work and life experience to gain entry to university, or they may be pursuing further study to build on previous university or TAFE qualifications.”
Mature-age students generally have at least one thing in common though – a passion for changing their lives through education … and forging a new career path.
Experts like QUT careers counsellor Nyree Hatzimihail believe that having a job you love – rather than one that just pays the bills – can go a long way toward a happy work-life balance, particularly in the long run.
“The ideal is to find a match between your passion and what you are good at,” Ms Hatzimihail said.
“There’s an old saying: If you have a job you love you’ll never work a day in your life.
“And remember that there are multiple pathways to reach every goal – sometimes you just have to do a bit of searching.”
QUT will showcase its courses at the Adult Tertiary Entry Expo on Wednesday, September 1, at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from 10.30am to 6pm.
People can also find out more information about studying at QUT by visiting www.qut.edu.au/explore.
Media contact: Mechelle McMahon, QUT media officer, 07 3138 4494 or firstname.lastname@example.org