Alumnae Year 2012
Graduating from UQ with a double degree in International Relations and Communications, including study at Rutgers University in New Jersey, USA, Georgia braved a move to the United States focused on a career in international development in the philanthropic sector. After 7 months of applications under the J1 Visa, she secured an ideal position, with IDP Foundation, a global NFP based in Chicago, as Program Associate in education projects for poverty reduction. In 2019 she was selected to represent her organisation at the United Nations Week in Manhattan, New York, and a month later travelled as their rep to Ghana, Africa, undertaking impact studies in the 200 schools funded by their innovative Rising Schools Investment Program. Her passion is social justice, applying skills in grant-making, program monitoring and evaluation. Despite the Chicago Covid, riots and the bitter winters, she insists on the benefits of study and work opportunities abroad for making a global contribution and of staying focused, positive, grateful and being adaptive.
Alumnae Year 2016
2016 graduate, Harrison Potts, recently attained his commercial pilots licence. Harrison is the only student to pass on his first try at the Redcliffe Aero Club as he completed 7 exams and a 2 hr 20min flight. Whilst Harrison says job opportunities are a bit short given the current climate, his long term plans are to fly commercial planes. For now though, he's looking into becoming a flying instructor as a way to stay in the industry.
Alumnae Year 2017
Michellie Gourlay joined the Royal New Zealand Navy in September 2019 as a medic. Graduating from her Basic Common Training Course in December 2019, she is now conducting her Tri Service Medic training at Burnham Army Camp, Christchurch. She is following in the family tradition joining the Navy as her mum served for 26 years, dad for 8 years and her grandfather served as well.
Alumnae Year 2010
After being encouraged to apply for her dream university course as her first option, Jean was accepted into a double degree in Arts/Law at UQ. Specialising in French for her Arts degree, along the way to completing her degree, she has spent a couple of six month breaks in Canada and working in a high end retail store in the fashion district in Paris. Completing her degree in 2017, Jean has moved back to the Sunshine Coast and now practices Environment, Planning and Native Title Law. She loves that her work is intennectually challenging and feels as though her work can make a tangible difference to the environment and community.
2017 graduate, Fraser Morris, is about to complete his Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Accelerated) with a major in Biomedical Science and minors in Clinical Embryology, Medical Microbiology and Anatomy, at the University of the Sunshine Coast. This two-year high intensive course required him to complete five subjects per semester and placement during the study break. He will then complete a Masters by Research focusing on blood transfusions in patients undergoing elective major abdominal surgery in Sweden.
Alumnae Year 2016
St Teresa's 2016 graduates, Eamon Sandwith, Matt Boggis and Josh Price loved music throughout high school. After completing Year 12 they continued with their school band named "The Chats," practicing in a garage in Verrierdale and they began making their own film clips. In late 2017, their lives changed when their song "Smoko" went viral. They struck a chord in the Australian music scene that has continued to embrace these young men. Their "Smoko" video has now had over 6.5 million views.
Recently they opened a concert in Melbourne for Iggy Pop to rave reviews, and they've been interviewed on MTV and several radio stations. Their tour schedule is fully booked as they travel around Australia and overseas. They have already toured the UK and Europe and later this year head back to Europe and the US. The boys have signed a 2-year contract with Universal Music and have also started their own record label, Bargain Bin Records. Whilst their music may not be everyone's cup of tea, they have certainly made an impact, and they continue to Dare the Dream.
Alumnae Year 2017
Aaron is pursuing his dream of playing professional football (soccer). After finishing high school Aaron moved to Scotland where he has been training with Peterhead FC. He is facing the challenges head on and putting in the work to continue his dream. He has had playing time in matches and works on staying positive and motivated. His message..."Learn not to take no for an answer and never give up. If you have a dream, make it happen, be brave."
Alumnae Year 2011
Jordan has complete a Bachelor in Engineering (Honours) and a Masters of Engineering studying at the University of Qld and the Technical University of Munich.
Halfway through his third year of University Jordan applied for a program to study in Germany. Six months later he was accepted to complete the Integrated Bachelor/Masters program in Munich. Jordan was one of St Teresa's Catholic College's first OP1 students.
Alumnae Year 2011
Grace has completed a Bachelor in Paramedic Science at Queensland University of Technology.
Whilst Grace was studying, she worked as a member of the Apple Chermside team which she said "was an amazing environment to work in and it assisted me in expanding my experience and interactions with people." Grace is now in her dream job as a paramedic and lives in the UK. She loves her job and especially enjoys meeting inspiring people every day. She regularly travels throughout Europe discovering new countries and cultures.
Alumnae Year 2013
Gabi studied a Bachelor of International Studies at the University of Qld. As part of her degree she studied at Science Po in Paris - France's highest-esteemed University for Political Science and International Relations.
Gabi has recently received a scholarship to study her Masters Degree in International Security at Sciences Po in Paris, specialising in African Studies and Project Management. Gabi says the St Teresa's Immersion experience to Sri Lanka inspired her to "pursue a career path where I can make a positive difference in the lives of other people."
Luke always had a passion for drama when he was growing up and used to sneak away from his AFL training into the Noosa Arts Theatre to practice. He is now well on his way to stardom in Hollywood featuring in the Netflix thriller "The Mist." In 2015, Luke was awarded a Certificate of the Highest Achievement for the short film "Disc of Love." The media describes Luke as a "star on the rise."
Dayna completed a three year film degree at Queensland University of Technology.
She now works in commercial filming, involving herself in large TVC productions for companies like AFL, Toyota, Isuzu and Dominos. She has also had opportunities to work with large scale productions such as Aquaman and Pacific Rim 2.