What’s next for our Griffith Collective grad Courtney Quast?
After five years I can finally say that I have completed my Bachelor of Laws/ Bachelor of Business double degree. It is an exciting time as I prepare for graduation and life beyond university. However, it is also a little bitter sweet as I reflect on my time at Griffith.
When I attended my first O-Week orientation in 2013, graduation seemed a long way away. Yet, here I am five years on wondering where the time went. Like most students, my first years were spent finding my feet. I was navigating the massive Gold Coast campus, getting used to Learning@Griffith, meeting new people and adjusting to uni life. After five years it is safe to say that I have truly settled in, and have had some fantastic opportunities whilst at uni.
During my time at Griffith I was a member of the Griffith Honours College, received a Sir Samuel Griffith Scholarship, volunteered for Griffith Mates and AIME, gained valuable work experience and was a member of The Griffith Collective team. Along the way I have also met numerous wonderful and supportive people, many of whom will remain lifelong friends.
Coming to the end of my time at uni I would strongly recommend students get involved in community activities. Volunteer as much as you can (especially with some of the organisations on campus), join a club, society or sports team, attend networking events, apply for any internships or work experience that comes your way and consider going on exchange or travelling. Having the opportunity to meet new people, gain industry experience and travel will no doubt enhance your uni experience as it has mine!
As my university chapter comes to an end, I am very excited to move on to the next one as a Content Designer. Stepping out into the next phase is a little bit daunting, but it is also the perfect opportunity to further develop my skills, meet new people and put my learning to the test!
Thank you to everyone who has been a part of my journey and to those of you graduating this semester, congratulations and good luck!
By Courtney Quast