Life beyond Radford

Last updated 10.04.2018

Brianna McGovern

Class of 2012
OCCUPATION Student - Nursing
Lives Canberra, Australia
Attendance at radford Years 5-12
House Banksia
  • Bachelor Degree, Australian Catholic University, Nursing
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What does life look for you now?

My life after 6 years since graduating... The first year, I studied a Diploma in Administration, the second year I worked fulltime in an office. My third and fourth year out, I played professional softball in Italy and was the most amazing time in my life. This is where I discovered my love for cheese, pasta, cold meat, and gelato! One year after hanging up the cleats professionally, I decided to study again. I am studying fulltime at ACU in Nursing I am in 2nd year and loving it! This is definitely what I was made to do. It's hard but SO worth it. My dog and partner are my life.

Tell us what you are passionate about?

Helping people, baking, traveling, dogs, eating Italian cuisine.

Do you have a particular role model or inspirational figure from Radford or now?

Ms. Notley and Ms. Godstchalk. They helped me through my schooling and life. They are the most caring teachers and people at Radford, who would help you no matter the situation.

How easy was it to decide what to do in life?

For me, it was not easy at all. When I was in college, I chose to do accredited because I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to study or what to do when school finished. All my friends always stressed about their ATARS, while I had fun in college. In saying that, some people thought I would never attend University. 2 years into my degree, I can proudly say that I am I am succeeding, I am mature and I am loving what I am doing. If I could say one thing to someone who is in the same situation as me, it would be "it's okay to not know what you want to do".

Did your further study or career go exactly as you'd planned?

Not at all. I always hated blood and needles. Now I work with these every day!

What do you know now, that you wish you'd known when you were at Radford?

That it's okay not to be like the rest. School is meant to be fun!

What advice do you have for current students?

It does not matter what University you go too, don't put so much pressure on yourselves. Have fun and make the most of school while you can, adulting is hard!

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