Erin pursues her dream to be writer
ERIN Gale is pursuing her dream of becoming a journalist after being offered a place at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane.
Logging on to the QTAC website about 5pm on Wednesday, Erin was surprised to find that the offers had been released early.
'I was planning to stay awake until one (when the offers came out officially), but I checked early to ensure that my password worked. I was ecstatic when I found out what I had gotten,' she said.
Receiving her first preference, Erin will undertake a dual degree in journalism and business over the next four and a half years.
Requiring an Overall Position (OP) of five, Erin easily made the entry cutoff after receiving an OP2.
'I was only expecting to scrape in, so I was really happy with my OP,'she said.
When asked why she chose journalism as a prospective career Erin said simply: 'I really want to write.'
Erin's mother Jan was also very excited about her daughter's achievements.
'I'm ecstatic too. She's worked very hard, she deserves it,' Jan said.
Despite none of her closest friends moving down with her, Erin is expecting to move to Brisbane in 'the next few weeks' and flat with a friend.
Erin hopes to eventually work in advertising or at a magazine in Sydney.