Though already working in his chosen industry, Dan Britton is keen to keep putting the skills learned in his degree to use.
Mr Britton will graduate from the University of Tasmania on Saturday with a Bachelor of Business in management and marketing.
He first decided to begin the degree with the aim to further educate himself.
"I was working in the industry for two years out at Kings Meadows and I thought I really enjoyed it and it could be something I could make a career out of," he said.
"I thought if I wanted to do that I'd better further educate myself, so I thought university was the next step for me. UTAS was the place to go.
"I thought it was a great university. I met really nice people, they were always there to help, and I never felt like I was on the outs at all."
When just over two years into his degree, an opportunity popped up to run the cafe at the North Esk Rowing Club.
"When we heard about the opportunity we thought it was too good to pass up," he said.
"It was something that we both wanted to do, so we decided not to wait and to take the opportunity and get in and go for it."
Mr Britton now owns Invermay cafe Boathouse Coffee alongside fellow Tasmanian School of Business and Economics alumnus Isaac Lethborg.
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"I think the big area that my degree paid off is just having the confidence to just go ahead and take this chance," he said.
He said it was also in part due to networking at uni that gave them the opportunity.
"f I didn't go to UTAS I wouldn't have met the people that provided me with this opportunity, and I wouldn't have met my business partner Isaac either," he said. "We met in first year university and we clicked instantly. We thought let's do it together, lets share the load and the loss or the win, and here we are."
The duo have been running the cafe for about two years.
"We want to make it to three years before we decide to change at all. I think at three years we'll grow into something more and lean into the functions and catering," Mr Britton said.
"We've just started small and manageable, and I think we've just got room to grow and grow."