Sapphire Hamill will take her first step towards her dream of starting her own accounting business when she begins study at USQ Springfield on February 25.
The Springfield Lakes teenager has enrolled in a Bachelor of Business and Commerce with a double major in accounting and marketing, inspired by her love for numbers and mathematics.
The Springfield Central State High School graduate said her mother, Julie-Ann, sparked her interest in accounting.
“When I was younger, I used to watch mum, who was the accountant of our household, do the budget and manage bills and expenses,” she said.
“I found it fascinating to see how she did the sums to the point that we started doing small budgets together.”
Sapphire, 17, excelled in accounting at school and was named on the Year 12 honour roll.
When it came to finding the right university for her, Sapphire said USQ ticked many boxes.
“I chose USQ because the Springfield campus is walking distance from my house, which meant I could stay at home and wouldn’t have to travel far for classes,” she said.
“The University provides a lot of support to its students and offers flexible on-campus and online study options to suit my work and family commitments.
“I love the fact I can fit my studies around my life.”
Sapphire, who will be presented a Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship at next week’s awards ceremony, said she was looking forward to getting study started at university.
“I have been excited about coming to university for many years now because I want to learn as much as I can about the business world,” she said.
Sapphire said she was keen to explore the different opportunities that the University offered, starting with Orientation next week.
Almost 1000 new students have enrolled to study at USQ’s Springfield and Ipswich campuses this semester.
Applications are still open to study at USQ in Semester 1, 2019.
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USQ student Sapphire Hamill is looking forward to getting started at university.