Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Science

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

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Student Profile


Studying: Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business

I knew I had to start studying after a humanitarian trip to Cambodia in 2014 where I stayed in an orphanage and helped teach English.

I was amazed by the children: they had virtually no access to education yet were so eager to learn. It really inspired me to take advantage of the opportunities I had in front of me.

Choosing USQ was a bold choice to say the least; it would have been easier to choose the uni five minutes from home that all my friends were going to. For my first year, I lived and worked on the Sunshine Coast and travelled twice a week to Springfield for classes.

But despite the distance, USQ was the uni I felt the closest connection with after a presentation at school. That connection was reinforced every time I spoke with students and lecturers.

Getting settled into the study routine was a challenge. The initial burden of travel and having to make new friends was often exhausting and stressful, but I powered on.

A year later, so much has changed and I’m amazed at how far I’ve come. My aspirations change every day but I know I want to inspire people to make a positive difference in the world. I feel great things await in the near future.

I’ve learnt that it’s not just where you’ve come from in your past, but your desire to see how far you can get in the future that determines your ability.