Courtney Priarollo was knocking back job offers when she graduated from James Cook University last year.
The Alive Pharmacy intern worked in the retail side of the business while studying and said she had always wanted a career where she could help people.
“The biggest surprise is just how many people you see here,” she said.
“In an hour I could talk to someone every five minutes.”
JCU pharmacy graduates are ahead of the pack after the university was granted five stars for graduate job prospects by The Good Universities Guide this week.
It is the seventh year in a row the university has received the rating and the only one in Queensland to make the achievement.
Surveys found 74.9 per cent of JCU undergraduates landed a full-time role within four months of graduating.
This article was originally published in the Cairns Post – JCU pharmacy graduate gets top pick after university degree