Dominic McCarthy CQUniversity

Dominic grew up in regional Queensland, studying at regional schools and online through distance education. He participated in a two-week exchange to New Caledonia in 2018, and visited Vietnam in July 2019 for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Program. He is currently completing a Bachelor of Business at Central Queensland University in Brisbane.

Dominic’s diverse educational background will inform his contribution to international student policies and programs. His involvement in the Queensland Youth Engagement Panel, and volunteer work with the Gen [in] Student Innovation Challenge means Dominic has experience in working collaboratively to create change and generate new ideas.

Dominic is passionate about helping students to better understand how the school curriculum prepares them for the workforce and is a member of the Queensland Youth Advisory Council.  He believes the education sector in Queensland must continue to become more innovative and practical, helping students develop appropriate skills that are transferable across industries.

The climate and enjoyable lifestyle are just two of the reasons Dominic believes Queensland is the perfect state. His advice to other international students is to visit as many parts of Queensland as possible during their stay, from rural outback to regional towns, and experience the wide range of activities available to suit everyone’s individual interests.