St Mary's student prepares for work experience in Parliament

St Mary's College student Alexandra Parsgaard,16, is going to Canberra for work experience.
St Mary's College student Alexandra Parsgaard,16, is going to Canberra for work experience. Alistair Brightman

NOT every student will leave school knowing what it's like to spend a week working at Parliament House in the nation's capital.

But Hervey Bay's Alexandra Parsgaard will after she was accepted into the Learn Earn Legend Work Exposure program for indigenous students and she couldn't be more thrilled.

The program will see her complete work experience at Parliament House, along with a range of other activities, when she heads to Canberra in June.

To be selected, Alexandra, who goes to St Mary's Catholic College in Maryborough, had to complete an online selection process.

That included providing information about what she wants to do in the future - Alexandra wants to go into law - as well as details about what she hopes to achieve in life and her indigenous background.

Her mum, Shannon Magann, said she couldn't be more proud of her daughter for getting accepted into the program, especially since only a limited number are selected each year. Last year 98 students from around Australia took part.

Alexandra is currently completing Year 11 and already has plans for the future.

She is keen to study either at the Australian Defence Force Academy or James Cook University when she finishes high school.

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