Life beyond Radford

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Last updated 15.05.2018

Louise Avent

Class of 2009
OCCUPATION Social Media Coordinator - Australian Army
Lives Canberra, Australia
Attendance at radford Years 7-12
House Huon
  • Bachelor Degree, University of Canberra, Public Relations and Management, 2011-2014
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What does life look for you now?

Working at the Department of Defence as he Social Media Coordinator for the Australian Army.

Just brought a House and got another cat...

When you were young, what were you hoping to be when you grew up?

A teacher

What is your favourite Radford moment?

Years 11 and 12

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

It wasn't easy at all... i changed my degree 3 times before i even started at uni. My Gap year did not go to plan. Uni was not what i expected it was better. I left uni with no job and by luck and connections got a job in education, i always thought i would end up in sport...

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

I wanted to br a teacher all my life, i got the marks to do it and had the encouragement of my teachers. However now i am communicating with 500,000 people everyday about one of the most known brands within Australia.

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

I wish i knew that your mental health and wellbeing is more important than getting grades and being the captain of your house or a sport. I put so much pressure on myself that wasn’t needed. I now know that there are so many different paths to get to where i am and there is no right or wrong path there is jus your path.

What advice do you have for current students?

Enjoy school while you can becasue adulting is hard!

Where are you now?