Issue 9
Monday, 05 November 2018
Charles Darwin University
Lynn Handy at Alice Springs campus library
Lynn Handy at Alice Springs campus library

Commerce degree comes in handy for Lynn

Eternal optimist Lynn Handy is looking forward to seeing where her Bachelor of Commerce degree will take her.

“I might become a marketer with a major retailer or I might go into business for myself in the retail-fashion sector,” Lynn said.

“The three-year Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in marketing) was the perfect course for me . . . it was amazing.

“I enjoyed having my head in the text books and loved the pressure of meeting assignment deadlines.”

It was a busy but focused period of life for the Baakanji woman, who juggled two part-time jobs, a full-time study load and who also found time to visit the gym.

Born in Bourke, NSW, Lynn grew up in Newcastle where she acquired a love for the ocean.

“I have also loved living and studying in Alice Springs away from the big city and I love the heat in the Red Centre, but there’s something about the ocean that keeps drawing me back,” she said.

“I’ll see how things develop, but the allure of the ocean might take me to the west coast.”

Lynn strongly encouraged fellow Indigenous people to further their education.

“There are some great university opportunities in Alice Springs. The campus library staff were a big help and so were the staff in the Akaltye student support centre,” she said.