Throughout her four years studying the Bachelor of Science (Psychology), Kym Armytage discovered she had a passion for mentorship and developing her professional skills.
'I was living in regional New South Wales, working as a water regulation officer and our children were boarding up in Toowoomba. My husband and I felt we were missing out on too much, so we made the decision to move up here,' Mrs Armytage said.
'I'd been thinking about a career change for years and suddenly everything lined up.'
A model student with exceptional grades, Mrs Armytage dedicated much of her university experience to mentoring her fellow students.
'I suppose being a mature-age student and undertaking a complete career shift, I wanted to develop my mentorship and professional skills while studying,' she said.
'The University gave me a lot of opportunities in that space: I was a meet-up leader for Foundation Psychology A and B; have been on numerous student representative committees; and been an iConnect concierge since it opened early last year, moving into a supervisor role last November.'
'I love helping others through their learning journey which is something I think the University does very well. It’s good to have someone ready to connect you with learning advisors, counselling and careers advisors to help you on the right path.'