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MSC fosters confidence and leadership says Moree solicitor Tegan Rodgers

Confidence – it’s one of the keys to a successful law career.

And local solicitor, Tegan Rodgers, is forever grateful for the chance to develop this skillset during her years at Moree Secondary College.

A 2008 graduate and former school captain, Tegan credits the ongoing opportunities for leadership at MSC for her career progression to date.

“I attended MSC from Year 7 to 12 and had so many opportunities for leadership though out my schooling – from student representative council, regional and State leadership conferences, and ultimately, school captaincy,” Tegan said.

“As a student, I enjoyed the challenge, and responsibility, of leadership and now as an adult and a professional I can appreciate the fantastic grounding, confidence and other skills I developed as a result.

“To converse confidently with adults and peers, public speaking, speech-writing, decision-making – they are all skills that I now rely upon in my career as a solicitor.’

During her years at MSC, Tegan cites Mrs Maybury as one of her most inspiring teachers.

Former Moree Secondary College school captain Tegan Rodgers graduates from Armidale’s University of New England (Image Supplied).

“Our motivation to learn and achieve was matched with Mrs Maybury’s passion to teach,” Tegan said.

Tegan, armed with ambition as well as natural leadership skills, embarked on a Bachelor of Arts (Political Studies) and Bachelor of Law at the University of New England.

She also worked as a law clerk during the later years of her undergraduate studies.

“Law is so diverse, working as a clerk gave me exposure to a vast array of fields and helped me direct my passion,” Tegan said.

In 2013 she completed her undergraduate degrees, and in 2014 obtained her Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice before being admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW.

“Following my admission, I was working across most areas of law and gaining as much experience as possible,” she said.

A strong local network, maintained and strengthened thanks to her Moree education, also paid dividends, and led to her current position as a senior solicitor with Webb and Boland.

“I work predominantly in commercial, contract, and property matters, assisting clients in a number of areas, across both NSW and QLD,” Tegan said.

Travel is another passion, and this young adventurer has successfully balanced career and travelling. In recent years Tegan has chased the Northern Lights in Iceland, experienced the Highlands in Scotland, passed through the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, and navigated the streets and traffic of Rome.

With more travel planned for the future – she’s always ready for her next adventure – Tegan is also committed to furthering her career.

And, just as she was one of MSC’s strongest leaders, it seems Tegan is also destined to become one of Moree’s professional leaders.

“Law is about life-long learning and maintaining an ongoing base of knowledge as to best serve the needs of our clients and provide a high quality of service,” she said.

Words: Georgina Poole