Chinese international student William Li is enjoying every minute of his study abroad experience at the University of Newcastle.
Not only does the Bachelor of Commerce student love the laidback Newcastle lifestyle, but the internships and work placements he’s been able to complete have helped to develop his professional skills – and he can’t speak highly enough about the University.
“It’s the best place to stay and study.
“When choosing an Australian university for my degree, my first consideration was the study environment. The University of Newcastle has recently built the NeW Space building which is located in the city and luckily, most of my courses are held in this campus. I really enjoy studying there,” said William.
Majoring in accounting, William has always enjoyed working with numbers and hopes to one day earn his CPA certification.
“I like numbers and enjoy the process of analysing these numbers. In the future I would like to be an auditor at PwC.”
While studying here, William completed two internships – one as Marketing Analysist at Colliers and the other as an International Education Support Officer at Novaskill – both which helped him secure work placement with the University.
“I got an opportunity to work in the Global Office at the University of Newcastle due to the previous internship experiences.
“I work as the International Engagement Assistant and am responsible for organising and advertising events. I really enjoy it.
“In my view, these experiences have given me a clear career direction. They have been good for my future career.”
So, what would William say to other international students thinking about studying at the University of Newcastle?
“My advice for other international students who have received an offer from the University of Newcastle is to accept it and come to enjoy your overseas study and life in Newcastle.”
William Li is a Chinese international student studying a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Newcastle.
My advice for other international students who have received an offer from the University of Newcastle is to accept it and come to enjoy your overseas study and life in Newcastle.