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Bachelor of Arts, majoring in literature and strategic studies
Currently working for:
NSW Attorney General - State Coroners Court
How long have you been working for this organisation?
Position title and short job description:
Working highlight so far:
My most embarrassing moment at work:
Having to pull out of the operetta "The merry widow" on opening night because I got hospitalised two week before giving birth. Weeks of intense rehearsals and ugly costumes and no performance fee because I couldn't go on stage.
What are the things you enjoy most about your job?
Variety - when Court is sitting anything can happen. I also sing opera for Newcastle Festival Opera - so I get to see the full range of performances.
An area in which you have needed assistance:
Balancing needs and wants.
What do you intend to do in the future?
#1 tip for current students studying your course:
Enjoy the flexibility. Deakin's Arts course equips you with great diversity to move into any role, or to access further study. Since graduating from Deakin I have undertaken further studies. I have sang opera, been accepted as the first Australian at the Mozarteum, written an opera libretto, worked for the taxation office as an auditor, I am a JP and Assistant Coroner, and currently work in a legal area.
I have been able to pursue what I love doing (performing and writing) and keep a steady and interesting job (with a steady income), which has given me the opportunity to invest in shares, properties, antiques and travel. It is a wonderful course that gives an opportunity for a student to develop broader interests and the ability to move into new and exciting career paths.
Don’t ever give up - adapt to change and create new horizons for yourself. Whether you want to be an academic, an office worker, a performer or simply a new and improved version of yourself, a Deakin degree is a fantastic stepping stone to whatever career path you choose.