"The decision to study at CSU was an extremely easy one to make. The University offered all the flexibility required to study while working full-time and travelling overseas. With the ability to fast-track my studies with the three-session timetable, CSU was the obvious choice.
"I undertook work placement with Land and Property Information, a division of the Department of Finances and Services. I was able to work with their printing department in a marketing role. During this time I was able to develop a marketing plan for the business unit that broadened the marketing thought from a customer-centric focus to include a research-based approach that adopted an enhanced market orientation perspective.
"There have been periods of reward when experiencing that ‘ah-ha!’ moment when I finally linked theory to workplace practice. My work placement allowed me to experience this feeling many times, when I realised that the study I had undertaken was not wasted, it was not forgotten, it was just sitting in the back of my mind waiting for a time when I would apply it in the workplace."