There is sometimes a perception that if you live in a regional area, you don’t have access to career advancement or professional learning opportunities. I’m pleased to debunk that myth.
At the risk of sounding a little bit nerdy, I was excited to be invited into the Golden Key, an international academic honour society, designed to help its members realise their potential in leadership, academia and service. This was made possible through achieving good results in my bachelor degree studies at USQ.
Through the Golden Key society, I was given the opportunity to attend the Business and Entrepreneurship Delegation of the International Scholar Laureate Program in Sydney and Melbourne. This was a huge conference than ran over eight days with over 200 attendees from all over the world, including the US, South Africa and New Zealand to name a few.
We received talks from some very interesting people including Dr Margaret Heffernan and Damian Jones from 3M.
So what did I learn? There were a few key points that I took away from the conference – both professional and personal:
Most of all the experience taught me how important it is to broaden your learning experiences, seek out new ideas and be prepared to grasp opportunities when they come your way.
We may be in a country town, but look at Luke and Cody Cook, Andrew McCullough, Margot Robbie, Andrew McGahan, Mark O’Shea, Jarryd James and many others, being from Dalby is not a barrier to adventure, leadership and success.
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