Hard work leads to a brighter fu­ture

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

BRAN­DON Schulte set him­self the goal of mak­ing it to one of the big Queens­land uni­ver­si­ties and se­cured him­self an OP 2 in or­der to achieve that goal.

“I’ve al­ways thought that in­for­ma­tion technology is quite im­por­tant in the world and I think it’s a good ca­reer to get in­volved with at this point in time,” Bran­don said.

Bran­don set him­self the goal of gain­ing an OP 2 so he could achieve his goal.

“It felt re­ally good when I saw I got the OP I needed, but for me it was all about mak­ing it into the course I wanted so that ex­cited me more.”

Bran­don set out to ap­ply for a dual de­gree in a Bach­e­lor of Math­e­mat­ics and In­for­ma­tion Technology.

“I’m more in­ter­ested in the IT side of things but maths is a good sup­port base for that be­cause of things like cod­ing and simulation as­pects,” Bran­don said.

“I think soft­ware en­gi­neer­ing is where I will be headed.”

Bran­don re­cently re­ceived his let­ter from QUT to in­form him of the good news.

“I’ve been ac­cepted in the Queens­land Univer­sity of Technology for the dual de­gree I wanted,” Bran­don said.

“The prospects for the fu­ture are re­ally ex­cit­ing and to see I was ac­cepted was ab­so­lutely a spe­cial mo­ment.

“My par­ents were very happy when they saw, I will be start­ing in Fe­bru­ary.”

Bran­don al­ready has friends who at­tend QUT and some who have also been se­lected for the Fe­bru­ary in­take.

“It’ll make it eas­ier to go through that transition into city liv­ing and univer­sity,” Bran­don said.

The feel­ing of ful­fil­ment of achiev­ing such a mile­stone goal isn’t lost on Bran­don.

“It makes me feel like I am mak­ing the progress I want to,” Bran­don said.

“I’ve al­ways thought about mov­ing to Bris­bane for the op­por­tu­ni­ties it will pro­vide me.

“I’m ready to hit the ground run­ning.”

It was a hard road to get to where he is now but Bran­don said putting in the hard work was what made reach­ing his goal a great feel­ing.

“It was hard work but I al­ways aimed to get a high OP from the be­gin­ning of year 11 and tried to keep my work con­sis­tent,” Bran­don said.

“I think the hard­est thing is when you are home and you are tired and don’t want to do that home­work.

“At school you feel fo­cused but once you come out of that en­vi­ron­ment it be­comes harder and you need to stay con­sis­tent and dis­ci­plined.”

Bran­don said the at­mos­phere of the Bur­nett State Col­lege and the fac­ulty helped him on his jour­ney.

“The school is great with the in­for­ma­tion so you al­ways knew what you had to do and they were al­ways sup­port­ive,” Bran­don said.

“And the whole se­nior class, no mat­ter what we had all de­cided to do, most of us had a clear idea of how we wanted to start our ca­reers and life after school.

“There are quite a few in­ter­est­ing prospects from our grad­u­at­ing class.”

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

AWARD WIN­NER: Bran­don Schulte was also awarded the se­nior dux award as top aca­demic stu­dent.

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