Can education transform your life? – meet Keane

Keane Marsh

People enrol in education for all sorts of reasons; to increase their employability, to learn a particular set of skills, to meet like-minded people, to change their careers and sometimes just to have fun.

In most cases our students have chosen to study because they’re seeking employment in the events industry and require the knowledge, skills and connections to get there. But what are some of the unexpected consequences of education? What about personal growth? What about new ways of thinking? What about discovery? What about overcoming every day struggles?

In this new series, we’ll hear from graduates about their experience of studying, the challenges they faced and the outcomes they achieved.

So, can education really transform your life?

“Education is growth. Education is, not a preparation for life; education is life itself.”
– John Dewey

Keane MarshKeane Marsh
Full Time Diploma Graduate

Q. Why did you decide to study?
A. After finishing Year 12, I began working as a food and beverage attendant for an event company. I’ve always had an interest in events and decided I wanted to progress my career in an exciting industry. I was also looking at making a change in my life to get to where I wanted to be in life. Moving to Sydney and studying an event management course was just what I needed. Looking back, I can say that the experience transformed me as a person in many ways.

Q. What were you hoping to achieve?
A. Apart from learning all about event management, I hoped to build Industry connections while being exposed to a broad genre of events and opportunities than what I was currently being exposed to. The opportunities which the course offered assisted me with professional and personal development.

Q. Did the experience of study transform you?
A. The Diploma of Events was the first course I took part in since graduating from Year 12. It encouraged me to push my limits and to work hard to achieve results. The experienced has made me more determined to achieve my goals. I have since gone on to study a Bachelor of Business Marketing while working full-time.

Q. Is there anything you would like to add?
A. I believe education is a powerful tool in transforming lives and should be seen as an investment in an individual’s future. With the right training and support, the opportunities are endless. College of Event Management was the ideal option for me and the Diploma of Events allowed me to further my knowledge in all aspects of events.

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