Upskill or retrain with a Graduate Certificate or Diploma
While cancelling commitments, bingeing on Netflix and checking off that reading list were all signs of a steadfast introvert a mere few months ago, the world has well and truly changed. Although restrictions are starting to ease, we still aren't at the point of spending weekends out and about socialising with friends and family, or running to that gym class in between work meetings. This makes for some quality uninterrupted free time still up for grabs. Which also means it’s never been a better time to consider how you can supercharge your qualifications and transform your career.
We reached out to Alicia Beverley, an alumnus who studied the Graduate Certificate in Trade Mark Law, to learn about her experience upskilling with a UTS course.
With a background in journalism, communications and strategic marketing, Alicia had already been working in the Trade Marks industry for some time before she decided to enrol in the UTS Graduate Certificate in Trade Mark Law and Practice.
'The main reason I chose the UTS course was its glowing reputation among my trade mark colleagues, including employees at my first firm who had taken the course before I enrolled.'
It was a turning point in my working life and really enhanced my professional career.
Alicia describes the teaching methods as a strong combination of both the law and its real-world application through the way the material is presented and the case studies used, including scenarios created for papers and exams.
'I truly enjoyed immersing myself in the topic, including the research essays which, although very challenging, represented a huge learning opportunity.'
She also found the teachers inspiring and describes it as a ‘special opportunity’ to learn from professionals who live and breathe the topic for their own clients.
Because she was already working in the industry, Alicia initially viewed the course as a means to formalise her qualifications but it turned out to be much more than that.
I rate it as the best learning experience I have ever had.
'It was a turning point in my working life and really enhanced my professional career – I had to satisfy some stringent requirements to be accepted into the course and I will be forever grateful to course director, Professor Natalie Stoianoff for approving my study.'
I absolutely recommend this course to others and I have done so many times - I rate it as the best learning experience I have ever had.’
Since finishing, Alicia has founded her very own Trade Marks company, KOMO® IP.
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