I was welcomed to Bond with open arms when I first moved to the Gold Coast from New South Wales. The quality of the small class sizes along with accelerated courses appealed directly to me and was an added incentive for my desire to go to Bond. The industry experience I have gained throughout my time at Bond has given me a competitive edge in the business industry. I have now volunteered for six different companies and had a 15-week internship with Gold Coast Airport Marathon, where this experience has been invaluable. Compared to other people’s university experience, I have achieved more and networked with more people than my friends at other universities. For this I am thankful Bond has opened its arms to me.