"Throughout high school, I was undecided about my career path. I was torn between a teaching and business degree. I discovered that the Bachelor of Education (K-12) allowed me to get a taste of both by specialising in business studies. In searching for a university, I was looking for one that was within reasonable distance to my hometown of Cobar and one that had an established reputation for a high level of graduate employment. I found all of this at Charles Sturt University (CSU).
"The course has allowed me to experience working in my field from my very first year of study. It has helped me develop a range of skills relating to careers, personal development and life. I’ve been given the opportunity to interact with other professionals, develop classroom management skills and create a work-life balance. CSU has provided me with the opportunity to make life-long friends and although I don’t live on campus, I have met so many new people.
"The staff have always been extremely supportive and have made the university feel like a safe and supportive environment. The Rafters bar nights are always a blast and every day is memorable! I enjoy meeting new people and making friends from different places. It gives me an excuse to visit new towns.
"I am currently undertaking my third year work placement at Dennison College, Bathurst High Campus. This placement has given me the opportunity to experience teaching a range of history, geography and business classes, along with observing some of the senior classes. This placement has played a huge role in extending my professional development.
"CSU has something for everyone, regardless of where you’re from or what you’re studying. CSU is full of endless opportunities."