Candice Raeburn has completed a Bachelor of Science (Applied Science) Honours at RMIT University.
VISUAL: RMIT University logo in centre of screen.
VISUAL: Candice Raeburn, Bachelor of Science (Applied Sciences) (Hons).
VISUAL: Video as camera pans up a pot of green bubbles and white smoke billowing out of a big pot. Candice is standing behind the bubbles wearing safety glasses and smiling at the camera as the smoke and bubbles decreases.
Candice Raeburn: Science has always seemed magical to me. I became hooked studying genetics at high school. DNA is so simple ...
VISUAL: Camera pans on to a close up of microscope’s stage with slide on the stage. The slide has something very small and red in the centre of it. The sticker label on the side of the slide reads: RMIT University An & Pl Science, Cnidaria, Aurelia sp, Strobila.
Candice Raeburn: ... but capable of such ...
VISUAL: Camera continues to pan from the slide up to look through the eyepiece to see the red sample under the microscope - it looks like tight swirls of red.
Candice Raeburn: ... complexities; it amazes me. I chose RMIT ...
VISUAL: Video of corridor in RMIT. Sign on the right of the screen reads: Digital Wet Laboratory 2. A person is walking in the corridor in the distance but the image is blurred.
Candice Raeburn: ... for its hands on approach and ...
VISUAL: Close up of Candice Raeburn’s hands as she holds a plastic bottle and a syringe in each hand. There are seven different shaped glass flasks on the bench in front of her. She is wearing safety gloves and a bright pink lab coat.
Candice Raeburn: ... my degree for its flexibility.
VISUAL: Close up of Candice Raeburn’s face, camera is side on to her face, as she is looking down at something off screen. She is wearing safety glasses.
Candice Raeburn: I didn’t want a head full of knowledge and hands ...
VISUAL: Close up on Candice Raeburn’s hands wearing gloves holding a thin syringe and transferring drops of liquid from a test tube into a beaker.
Candice Raeburn: ... that weren’t skilled enough to put it to any use. My degree is great.
VISUAL: Video of Candice Raeburn (camera is side on) looking through the lens of a microscope and she appears to be talking whilst looking at the sample. An unidentified female student is sitting beside her in the foreground writing notes on paper. They are both dressed in white lab coats.
Candice Raeburn: Rather than having subjects set out for me from the beginning ...
VISUAL: Close up of Candice Raeburn looking through the microscope, camera is side on to her.
Candice Raeburn: ... I chose them as I honed my interests.
VISUAL: Video as Candice, wearing a white lab coat, picks up a white lever arch folder with pink post it notes on various pages off the lab bench and walks out of the lab door away from the camera. A pair of safety glasses are lying on the lab bench in the foreground.
Candice Raeburn: It also gave me a lot of opportunities outside ...
VISUAL: Video as Candice walks down a corridor in RMIT towards the camera. She stops, smiles and holds up a piece of thick cardboard which has a digital image superimposed on it.
Candice Raeburn: ... of the lab. I’ve been on exchange ...
VISUAL: Same image as before but camera pans in on the digital image superimposed on the cardboard being held by Candice. The image is a photograph of Candice and an unidentified female student standing close together and smiling at the camera. They are holding big sticks of fairy floss and Candice is holding the point of her fairy floss to her open mouth.
Candice Raeburn: ... to the USA ...
VISUAL: Photograph of Candice Raeburn standing on the steps of an ancient Japanese temple built with stone but the roof appears to have sections painted in gold (exact location unknown).
Candice Raeburn: ... visited Japan, conducted research ...
VISUAL: Photograph of a group of 15 people wearing wetsuits wading through knee deep pristine and clear water towards a small boat. They are all carrying gear for snorkelling (ie mask, flippers and snorkels).
Candice Raeburn: ... on the Great Barrier Reef, mentored ...
VISUAL: Photograph of Candice Raeburn standing at the front of a classroom for a science demonstration wearing a lab coat, gloves and safety glasses. Candice is smiling and holding up a green balloon formed into a shape with a set of tongs.
Candice Raeburn: ... primary school students and worked at ...
VISUAL: Video of Candice Raeburn, smiling, as she opens a set of tall doors at the entrance of an old stone building (location unknown but probably near RMIT as she is wearing the same jacket that she is wearing at the end of the video when she is standing on the University Lawn).. Candice walks out the doors and down the short flight of stairs at the front.
Candice Raeburn: ... Glaxo Smith Kline. All provided opportunities to make valuable ...
VISUAL: Photograph of Candice Raeburn standing between an unidentified male and female; they are all smiling at the camera and wearing a type of conference name tag (but too small for typist to read).
Candice Raeburn: ... contacts, apply my knowledge in the real world ...
VISUAL: Photograph of Candice Raeburn standing on a beach next to an unidentified male. They both have their heads down looking at what the male is holding in his hands possibly a shell.
Candice Raeburn: ... build my confidence ...
VISUAL: Video of Candice Raeburn popping up and smiling at the camera through the branches of a tree.
Candice Raeburn: ... and they were just fun.
VISUAL: Video as camera pans across from Candice Raeburn to an unidentified male professor (possibly) as they are speaking together in the lab.
Candice Raeburn: I was working in Fukushima, Japan during the earthquake. Now my research looks at ...
VISUAL: Video of Candice Raeburn speaking with the unidentified male professor in the lab (the camera is looking at Candice over the male’s shoulder.
Candice Raeburn: ... remediating the areas polluted by nuclear waste.
VISUAL: Photograph of a town after the Fukushima earthquake. The image starts in black and white and then changes to colour. A few buildings in the distance are still standing but the rest appears to be a wasteland, only concrete foundations are remaining.
Candice Raeburn: Knowing that what I’m doing has the ability to ...
VISUAL: Video of Candice Raeburn speaking to the unidentified male professor as they are looking together at a level arch folder filled with paper. The camera is beside Candice, side on to her.
Candice Raeburn: ... directly impact my friends in Japan ...
VISUAL: Same video as before but camera has moved to be behind them looking between their shoulders as Candice Raeburn and the male professor speak together and look at the folder with notes in it.
Candice Raeburn: ... it’s hard to imagine a more valuable outcome.
VISUAL: Camera pans around Candice Raeburn as she is standing on the University Lawn behind the café of RMIT’s Building 1 Francis Ormond Building and blowing bubbles in the air.
Candice Raeburn: My dream is to have a job that will challenge me ...
VISUAL: Video of Candice Raeburn standing on the University Lawn blowing bubbles up into the air. The camera pans up to follow the path of the bubbles as they float away. In the background is the old stone building of Francis Ormond Building with the café seating outside and then up to the rooftops (as the camera follows the bubbles up).
Candice Raeburn: ... every day and allow me to make a real difference in the world.
VISUAL: RMIT University Logo and website www.rmit.edu.au.
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