Larnie McClintock - Work Integrated Learning Scholar
23 September 2008
Larnie McClintock is the first Work Integrated Learning Scholar sponsored by the Department of the Chief Minister.
When Larnie commenced her studies in commerce, majoring in economics in 2006, she was initially interested in the Work Integrated Learning Scholarship (WILS) for financial support. She soon discovered that the work experience she gained was invaluable and for this reason, she is encouraging others to apply for the WILS. Larnie believes that “the work experience was the most important and valuable thing gained from the scholarship.”
Larnie recently won a position as a finance officer in training within the Treasury Department and believes that the scholarship and her previous work experience with the Department of the Chief Minister assisted in her gaining the position.
Work Integrated Learning Scholarships are an initiative of the Charles Darwin University/Northern Territory Government Partnership Agreement to address Northern Territory skill shortages and build student numbers at the University. The scholarships incorporate full-time tertiary education with work experience during semester breaks.
For more information about the scholarships visit www.cdu.edu.au/government/scholarships.html.