Why did you choose to study at Aspire Institute?
I always wanted to study business so the Pathway to UTS with Aspire was the perfect opportunity for me. I could start my qualifications, complete an Internship and progress into the 2nd year of my course at UTS. It just added to the whole experience that the campus is in Manly and it is the most amazing place to study.
How many years is the program?
I will have completed a Bachelor degree in 3 years. My first year was the Diploma and then I transitioned into the 2nd year of studies at UTS.
How have you found the Pathway to UTS transition?
I have to say the Diploma did challenge me, however the support I received was excellent! I loved the small class sizes because you get to know everyone and the lecturers were amazing. They were so understanding that I felt comfortable in asking for help when I needed it. Now I am in the 2nd year of my degree at UTS and I feel the pathway program offers essential knowledge and skills which allowed me to be well prepared and confident for my studies at UTS.
What are some of your highlights from your time at Aspire?
It is amazing how in the short time it took to complete my Diploma I have some of the best memories. Manly has this typical Australian culture of how life should be lived, near the water, in the sun with amazing friends. I feel so fortunate that I made friends with people from all over the world and we all got to experience this opportunity to study for our futures in this beautiful place, it just makes for an amazing vibe on campus.
Daria, you have graduated from Aspire with your Diploma of Applied Business Management and are continuing your studies at UTS, what are your plans when you complete your Bachelor Degree?
I have always wanted to study and pursue a career in business; for me it is my dream to work for a company that is in the forefront of leading technologies and committed to developing the latest business trends. I am passionate about what the world of business and technology has to offer all of us for our futures.