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FLEX­I­BIL­ITY and ded­i­ca­tion are two vi­tal traits that al­lowed Thomas Hol­landRoach, 23, to be what he wanted to be.

The CQUniver­sity Bris­bane, Bach­e­lor of Ac­count­ing grad­u­ate, had his sights set on a ca­reer in au­dit­ing and fraud in­ves­ti­ga­tion – a goal he has now achieved.

“CQUni helped me to be a suc­cess­ful ac­count­ing grad­u­ate, now turned full-time au­di­tor at a big four ac­count­ing firm,” Mr Holland-Roach said.

Work­ing at Ernst & Young (EY) in his dream job, as well as be­ing a tal­ented rep­re­sen­ta­tive wheel­chair bas­ket­baller, Mr Holland-Roach be­lieves that study­ing at CQUniver­sity taught him how to achieve a ful­fill­ing work-life bal­ance.

“CQUni taught me how to bal­ance sport and study,” he said.

“So I was pre­pared for the switch to sport and work – es­pe­cially with how flex­i­ble both CQUni and EY have been.”

De­spite work­ing full time, Mr Hol­landRoach con­tin­ues to play rep­re­sen­ta­tive bas­ket­ball and re­cently com­peted in the 2018 Na­tional Wheel­chair Bas­ket­ball League where his team took home sil­ver and fin­ished mi­nor premiers. Born with spina bi­fida, he has never been one to let the dis­abil­ity get in the way of his goals.

“I knew what I wanted and I set out to get it,” Mr Holland-Roach said.

“I al­ready had an of­fer for the job at EY be­fore I had even grad­u­ated from CQUni,” he said. Tel: 132 786 cqu.edu.au

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