CQUni students lend a hand to Origin greats
Published on 30 May, 2012Media Contact:
For Immediate Release
Seven Indigenous CQUniversity students worked alongside Queensland's current and former State of Origin heroes this week when they participated in the FOGS (former Origin Greats) Indigenous Employment and Careers Expo at the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre (MECC)..
CQUniversity students from left, Ben Brennan, Brenden Van Der Starre, Lynelle Fallon, Samantha Anderson, Kamiah Beezley, Starleigh Blackman, Nikki Timor (Nulloo Yumbah Support Officer) and Luke Mallie with former Origin greats Allan Langer, Steve Jackson, Colin Scott and Tony Currie
Click here to View/Download full-sized ImageCQUniversity's Nulloo Yumbah Student Support Officer Nikki Timor said the CQUniversity students were assisting the FOGS team during the day by welcoming students, retrieving valuable feedback via iPads, and providing information to attendees on the day.
Ms Timor said it was a good opportunity for the university students to be mentors and lend their support to Indigenous job seekers and school leavers.
"Students don't often get too many opportunities like this to assist so it's great that they were able to offer advice to students looking to get into university when they leave school," Ms Timor said.
"We had a range of students from all different disciplines lending their support throughout the day."
"It was also a good opportunity for local Indigenous school students to ask advice on studying education or radiography as I was able to point them in the direction of our CQUniversity students who are currently studying those courses."
FOGS is a not-for-profit organisation committed to helping rugby league, communities and charities in Queensland.
Kamiah Beezley, Starleigh Blackman and Nikki Timor provide advice to prospective students.
Click here to View/Download full-sized ImageThe annual Indigenous Employment and Careers Expo aims to provide job seekers and school leavers with the opportunity to connect with a selection of Queensland's most prominent employers, education and training providers, together with a host of former State of Origin heroes, in one place for one day.
For more information visit http://www.fogs.com.au/.