"When choosing to study at Charles Sturt University (CSU), I was aware of where the campuses were – close to home but not too close. I didn’t want to study in the city as I am a country girl, so the Wagga Wagga campus was the perfect location, not jumping to a big city straight away, but still living in the country in a bigger scale than my home town
"When selecting my course I considered where I wanted to be in five years’ time. If the course did not have potential for my career, there was no point in studying. I wanted to make sure I followed a path that I loved and would ensure my future.
"My course covers a range of subjects to prepare me for the practical, business and ethical aspects of my career. I have grown as a person in every way since joining CSU. I have picked up so many life skills, including leadership and finance. Being an O-Week Leader has helped me learn how to organise events and meeting so many new people has helped me with my social skills. I love every part of the social life at CSU. Weekly events make it easy to meet new people and living on campus or close by makes going to classes a breeze.
"I am the first in my family to attend university. It has been a huge learning curve for all of us both financially and mentally. It was new to my parents and brother as well as myself and they have been there for me every step of the way.
"The huge diversity of students makes CSU unique. People come from all over the country. It is a great way to bring people together and still feel at home in the country."