A prized international post-graduation accolade has been bestowed on Griffith University’s Julia Bergman (nee Konz), who has been awarded the prestigious Golden Key Undergraduate Achievement Scholarship.
Julia’s feat is a phenomenal effort, overcoming poor high school grades in her homeland, Germany before travelling across the globe, making a whole-hearted commitment to her studies and eventually securing a place at Griffith University.
“The last four years have been incredibly stimulating for my mind and creating happiness in my heart,” said Julia.
“I cherished the opportunity to attend Griffith University every day of my degree, even during the challenging times when I came home crying because I did not understand what my economics lecturer was talking about.
“This award is quite prestigious and I feel extremely honoured, surprised and proud of my achievement.”
Julia’s resilience saw her complete a double degree in Business (Human Resource Management) and Psychological Science and has had the opportunity to combine both skill-sets in the infancy of her professional life.
The Brisbane-based employment consultant with national not-for-profit organisation, Ostara Australia assists with employment placements for people disadvantaged through age, health, disability or their cultural backgrounds.
Contemplating further study, Julia’s path has already been built on a solid foundation of drive and dedication to her craft.
“For now I’m enjoying my time off from university and gaining valuable professional experience,” she added.
“The Golden Key award has boosted my confidence in continuing to study towards becoming a registered clinical psychologist.
“I can see myself completing my honours, undertaking a doctorate and eventually opening my own practice.”
Golden Key is an international honour society with more than 2 million members across 400 chapters at colleges and universities around the world.