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Bond Uni Helps Career Switchers Take The Plunge

Bond University will hold a free information evening on Wednesday 5 th October to inform Gold Coasters looking to upgrade or switch their careers on how to take the plunge.

Each year, over one million Australians change their careers. Most are either unhappy with the money or opportunity on offer, or simply feel as though they are in a rut and have lost enthusiasm for their current profession.

In making the change, many Australians opt for further study as a way to fast-track their switch and send them speeding down their new chosen career path.

On October 5, Bond will invite a panel of experienced academics and careers specialists to discuss postgraduate degrees and diplomas, opportunities for work and internship placements, and prospects for future employment.

Those attending will have an opportunity to seek one-on-one career guidance on a diverse range of careers leading out from more than 100 postgraduate course options, including teaching, psychology, business, law, sports management, IT, journalism, forensic science and criminology.

Bond graduates will also be present to speak about their experiences at the Gold Coast campus, and how a postgraduate degree helped set them on a new career path.

Bond University Admissions Manager Lisa Miller says people go back to study for all sorts of reasons.

“Some people feel as though their career has reached a point of stagnancy and see further study as a way to inject their flagging career. A postgraduate degree can provide that extra edge needed to take the next step up, plus, statistics show that postgraduates earn on average 25% more*.

“Others just need a complete change. We’ve helped a stay-at-home mum become a teacher in one year, and an insurance broker become a lawyer in just two. Anything’s possible,” Ms Miller said.

The Gold Coast’s own Pavan Bhatia, CEO of Gold Coast Tourism, knows first-hand the benefits of postgraduate study.

He decided in 1995, after many years in hospitality, that he needed to springboard his career and enrolled in a postgraduate MBA degree at Bond.After spending a year working alongside internationally experienced academics and global business peers, Mr Bhatia graduated and immediately enjoyed the fruits of his hard work, being appointed Area General Manager for the international retail and investment company Scotts Holdings (The Ascott Group).

Nine years, and many high-profile positions at the helm of global corporations later, Mr Bahtia was taking the reigns of Gold Coast Tourism.

My Bhatia said his decision to enrol in postgraduate study ten years ago was “to take an executive break and obtain a contemporary Masters of Business Administration with a view to be armed for the new millennium.”

If you are considering switching careers, are unhappy in your current profession, or your ambition is as yet unfulfilled, register your interest in Bond University’s postgraduate information evening by phoning Kate Matthew on 5595 5709.

“When a goal matters enough to a person, that person will find a way to accomplish what at first seemed impossible ,” … Motivational speaker, Nido Quebein.

*Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics

What: Bond University Postgraduate Information Evening

When: Wednesday 5 October, 6.00 – 8.00pm

Where: Bond University, Cerum Theatre

How Much? Free. Drinks & nibblies provided.

RSVP: Please register your interest with Kate Matthew by phoning 5595 5709, or email [email protected]

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