Love of her work is driving Courtney Comely at UC
One of six students to win the University of Canterbury’s second-year award for excellence, Courtney Comley chose to study a Bachelor of Commerce at UC because of her love for maths, politics and a more equitable society. A major in Economics ticked all those boxes for her.
Bachelor of Commerce student Courtney Comely
Courtney says, she was chilling with friends who were talking about internships when she decided to have look at the Reserve Bank for internship opportunities and saw the scholarship. “It closed the next day, I decided to go for it anyway, just in case and the whole process including the interview was really good.”
At UC Courtney joined QCanterbury, a natural progression from the community Courtney was involved in at high school. “I’m a part of the Rainbow Community and one of my good friends is the Vice-President, so it is something I’m passionate about which is important to me when taking on extra-curricular activities.”
As a QCanterbury executive she has seen massive growth over the past year. “I think UC genuinely tries to amplify minority voices. The community’s become more accepting – a few years ago it was a struggle to get members, now we can barely fit everyone into events due to growth,” she says.
Courtney is already thinking about life after UC and while she is still unsure about what to do next, her aim is to do something she loves.