High schoolers aim for the sky

More than 100 Year 11 and 12 students enjoyed a slice of university life while getting a taste of the different areas they might be thinking about studying at USQ Springfield.
17 May 2018

For St Augustine’s College Year 11 student Isabella Vine, USQ’s Student Experience Day was about finding out what university has in store for her after high school.

Miss Vine wants to pursue a career in aviation and said she gained valuable career advice and information about the University’s aviation program at USQ Springfield yesterday (May 16).

“This has been a worthwhile event because I have been interested in doing an aviation degree at USQ for a few years now,” said Miss Vine, who wants to become a commercial airline pilot or a military flight instructor.

“It was a good opportunity to get a better understanding of what university is like.”

Miss Vine was among 125 Year 11 and 12 students who enjoyed a slice of university life while getting a taste of the different areas they might be thinking about studying.

The event aimed to improve students' understanding of their post-school options so they can make informed decisions about their future.

Based on their career interests, students participated in a range of interactive sessions facilitated by USQ academic and technical staff.

Some of the sessions included learning how to run a start-up business, a behind the scenes look at a television production studio and what it’s like to fly a 737 Boeing flight simulator.

Students also had the opportunity to take campus tours and speak with current USQ students and alumni about their experiences at the University.

Schools which attended included: Beaudesert State High School, Redbank Plains SHS, St Augustine’s College, St Mary’s College Ipswich, St Peters Lutheran College, Staines Memorial College, Tamborine Mountain SHS, Woodcrest State College, and Yeronga SHS.

This was the second Student Experience Day held by USQ this month. The final event will be on May 30 at USQ Toowoomba.

For more information, visit Student Experience Day.

Four students surveying
Redbank Plains SHS students Rehema Nabintu, Meschac Ungala, Simon Fonoti and Faasipa Savaliga.