Nykkea climbed to where she is today without a degree, but to propel her career to the next level, she decided to knuckle down and study.
Originally from Brisbane, Nykkea moved to Melbourne in search of a job that would bring together her creative vision and business acumen. She landed herself a job in marketing, working for one of Australia’s leading brands.
Today, you’ll find her making big decisions in her bustling Melbourne office; on set overseeing the latest TV commercial; or at home, studying towards her Bachelor of Business through Swinburne, via Open Universities Australia.
While Nykkea loves what she does for work, she’s always looking ahead into the future.
“When I go up against other people for jobs in 5 years time, everyone’s going to have a degree, and I need one too” she explains.
Nykkea was at first hesitant about studying online.
“I’m not straight out of high school anymore – I’m a mature aged student, I like to say experienced” Nykkea laughs.
But it wasn’t long until she realised the flexibility it could offer her – not only schedule-wise, but also in choice of units.
“My Bachelor of Business degree is through Swinburne, but I can pick and choose electives from various other unis” explains Nykkea.
“So I’ve done [units] from Griffith, University of South Australia, there’s some at Curtin… and I like that."
Nykkea looks forward to getting up on stage at her graduation ceremony, and being handed the piece of paper she’s worked so hard for.
“I know I’m going places,” smiles Nykkea, “So stay tuned”.
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