Allied Health and Information Technology Academic Breakfasts

On Thursday 5th May we were lucky enough to have Claire Griffin (fresher name Granger) visit the College to meet with a number of Allied Health students for an Academic Breakfast. Claire attended Cromwell from 2007-2010 and graduated from the University of Queensland as an Occupational Therapist. She now works as a Team Lead in an allied health company working with Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists and Psychologists directly. Claire provided a valuable insight into the work that she does and the enjoyment her job brings to her, particularly in her work across a number of rural sectors in Queensland. Claire gave the students in attendance valuable tips to improve their employability and some insight into the current job market within Queensland.

Claire’s partner, Nick Bartholomew, was also in recently to speak to students at an Academic Breakfast associated with Information Technology. Nick was at Cromwell for three years and was on the 2011 student executive committee in his final year. He graduated with a Bachelor of Multimedia Design and has since worked as a technical analyst, and service desk manager, at a Brisbane based international software company building and supporting the Career Hub application used by 110 universities in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Nick indicated the types of computer based skills required of students entering the workforce at the moment and encouraged the students present to gain whatever work experience they could in the industry, or develop their own applications, to assist in making themselves more marketable.  

We thank them both for taking time out of their busy schedules to visit the college.


From L to R: Mr Michael Crome, Ms Maddison Batchelor, Ms Claire Griffin, Ms Jannikka Balko