Corinne Kinsman – Class of 2016
When you were a student, what did you want to do beyond year 12? What are you doing now?
I was working towards a corporate position in McDonalds, now I’m a Real Estate Sales Agent with PH Property.
What do you love about the type of work you do now?
The thing I love about my job, which happens to be the reason I pursued it, is the relationships I’m able to build with people. Being in the real estate industry exposes you to such a diverse range of people from all different backgrounds, and it’s so fulfilling to be a part of their journey in buying/selling a house, being such a huge event in someone’s life. From the stories I hear to the outcomes I achieve, I love creating those lifelong networks of relationships.
What’s are your most vivid memories of BSSC?
Some of my best memories are the moments before exams, as weird as that seems. The atmosphere was always electric and buzzing—waiting with our peers and teachers, preparing to cap-off subjects we’d spent hours and hours working on all year. The feeling after an exam was a huge sense of achievement and relief too. Last Day of Year 12 was also a massive highlight—spend the last bits of time in celebration with friends and teachers—relaxing a bit before the looming storm of exams.
Was there a particular teacher or staff member that inspired you?
Anne-Marie Burgess and Matt Kellow—their classes inspired me to pursue my profession and truly set me up for future success. They invested their time and expertise into me and I have thrived as a result.
Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give to your 16-year-old self?
Take the most from your classes, peers and teachers in regards to practical application in real life. No one is going to invest their time into developing you for the future like your teachers will. Your ATAR score doesn’t define you. Your ability to survive in the real world has so much more of a daily impact on you. Appreciate your teachers and draw out every bit of knowledge you can from them!