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Career change leads to passion for support
Kym on her graduation day, smiling at the camera.

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.'