Mandy’s story – an Arts degree from Curtin University

The further Mandy progresses through her degree, the more empowered she feels at work. Her passion for the job is only growing stronger.

Determined to excel in her career and feel more confident in her role, Mandy wanted to complete a degree. She was juggling work and raising her family, so she needed the flexibility of online study, plus she wanted to finish her degree quickly by scaling up her study load. She hadn’t studied at tertiary level before and had some concerns about her ability, but it only took one unit to realise she had what it takes.

You can do just one unit – you don’t have to sign up to the full degree. When I did that one unit I got really great marks. That pushed me on to do the next unit.”

“I was always scared that I wasn’t going to be smart enough at my university degree. I just feared I was going to fail,” recalls Mandy. “With Open Universities Australia, you can do just one unit – you don’t have to sign up to the full degree. When I did that one unit I got really great marks. That pushed me on to do the next unit.”

Arts internet communication student Mandy Bowman Linkedin office
Mandy studied a Bachelor of Arts (Internet Communications) with Curtin, through Open Universities Australia.

Mandy completed a LinkedIn profile that included everything she thought would be relevant to a future employer: her job descriptions, her degree in Internet Communications and Marketing, marks, and hobbies. She recalls getting a career changing email from LinkedIn that said, ‘Hi, we’ve got a role available for you!’. Now Mandy works in the Marketing Solutions Department at LinkedIn. By completing Curtin University’s Bachelor of Arts (Internet Communications) through OUA, Mandy was more confident in her abilities and able to secure a job that aligns to her passions and her studies.


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