Kate Lack at the 2016 USQ Student Awards.
Each year, USQ celebrates students who have gone above and beyond in demonstrating the University’s values of respect, integrity and excellence both in the community and within USQ through sport, student clubs, and leadership.
Bachelor of Spatial Science (Honours) graduate Kate Lack is no stranger to the Awards, having received the 2015 USQ All Rounder Award, as well as USQ Community Service Award and named USQ Sportswoman of the Year in 2016.
Ms Lack is now a graduate surveyor with BHP in central Queensland mining town Moranbah, and credits the USQ Student Awards with helping her securing the position.
“Employers love to see applicants who are involved in their communities and willing to give something back,” she said.
“Larger companies who are invested in the local communities also prefer applicants with those same values.
“The Student Awards really showcased my volunteering work and set me out from the crowd of other applicants who all had the same university degree.
“Application only takes a couple of minutes - it could be the difference between rejection and getting that interview.”
USQ Student Engagement and Leadership Director Peter Munster encouraged current USQ students to nominate themselves or a peer by August 25.
“It is widely known that extra-curricular activities are a great way to improve your soft skills and also increase your employability,” Mr Munster said.
“The Student Awards give students the opportunity to formally recognise our students’ outstanding achievements and show employers that they have been highly involved with the university and their local community.”
Ten awards will be presented during a ceremony held in October, 2017, including: USQ All Rounder Award, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Service Award, Community Service Award, Student Representative of the Year, Multicultural Community Service Award, Sportswoman of the Year, Sportsman of the Year, Australian University Sport Most Valuable Player, Highest Achieving USQ Club, and Unsung Hero Award.
To nominate yourself or a peer who deserves to be recognised for their achievements, head to www.usq.edu.au/current-students/life/awards/university.
Nominations close Friday, 25 August 2017.
What: USQ Student Awards
When: Wednesday, October 4 2017, 6:30PM
Where: Refectory, USQ Toowoomba