Inner city communications student’s hard work pays off

Diploma of Communication graduate Cherese Taylor.
Diploma of Communication graduate Cherese Taylor.

Inner Sydney student Cherese Taylor is a natural nomad. Born in Barbados, she moved to Australia when she was five. After attending high school in Tamworth, the Central Coast and the North Shore, she travelled the world and found she loved the buzz of living in the city.

She settled on studying a Diploma of Communication at UTS Insearch and is now at UTS.

While completing her diploma, she was also working in an internship at Lifeline as well as two other hospitality jobs. She is using these experiences in building her communications career.

“I feel like studying has been my biggest personal challenge. I never excelled in high school and put a lot of pressure on myself. After coming to UTS Insearch, I really wanted to do well. This hard work was reflected in me topping my class at the Semester 1 graduation as the Outstanding Graduate for the Diploma of Communication,” Cherese said.

“I would like to work in social impact communications. To build up experience, I would like to volunteer for a refugee not-for-profit to help on integration programs. After completing an intense, 10 week assignment on the problems faced by refugees while tracking individual stories of triumph, tribulation and resilience, I have become personally involved.”

“I will succeed at UTS and then go onto further study to build my acumen as a communications professional.”