From the Korean coast to the beaches of Newcastle, Minnie travelled abroad with sights set on her future career growth.

She had grown up by the sea in South Korea. So, when she moved to Australia to study, it was little trouble adjusting to the coastal lifestyle of Newcastle.

What Minnie likes most about Newcastle is the beautiful natural environment, the warm weather, and its proximity to the beach.

“Newcastle is known as a beautiful coastal region in Australia,” she explained.

In her spare time she loves going to the beach with my friends and walking along the seaside.

“It makes me feel refreshed and happy,” beamed Minnie.

Minnie is studying a double degree in business and commerce. She decided to live off campus during her time abroad so she could be close to the Newcastle City Campus, where a lot of her classes are held.

During the holiday break, she got a part-time job in a restaurant, which was a high demand environment, but an opportunity to meet and get to know various people, including her co-workers. She also made new friends by joining a tennis club and a university club, the Business and Commerce Association (BusCom).

Prior to starting university, Minnie had thought she would become a global management consultant. But later realised that marketing is where her true passion lies. A highlight of her study experience was undertaking an internship program with the International Marketing team at the University. During the placement, she had the opportunity to use marketing software and work on real world marketing projects.

“It’s been an unforgettable learning experience!” she exclaimed.

“The internship gave me knowledge of workplace processes – so I could apply what I’ve learnt. I’ve been able to improve my critical and creative thinking skills, which has helped to increase my employability.”

Minnie made use of the University Career Service to improve her resume and cover letter. She also participated in a leadership program called iLEAD Plus, which connects students with local, national, and international networks. This provided her with skills in career planning and goal setting, helping to boost her confidence.

Minnie highly commends Newcastle as a place to study abroad. “In my opinion, the most important aspect is the safe environment and affordable price of living, including accommodation.

“It is an excellent choice for studying in Australia,” Minnie concluded.

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Minnie is studying a double degree in business and commerce.She also made new friends by joining a tennis club and a university club, the Business and Commerce Association (BusCom).

From the Korean coast to the beaches of Newcastle, Minnie travelled abroad with sights set on her future career growth.

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