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A quick step into nursing with an online degree: Meet Michelle

As a busy mum and trained dancer, Michelle never dreamed that a different career would be possible. But CDU changed all that. Waltzing through a flexible online nursing degree, she's is now dancing to a different tune working as a nurse.

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Nishat is pursuing a career in medical science

Growing up in the heart of Bangladesh, Dhaka, Nishat fell in love with books, arts and learning new things. Her parents shared a passion for working in the field of healthcare, so Nishat was determined to work towards a career in medicine.  

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VET fitness student Nikki outside in Darwin

Nikki's VET course let her explore a new passion

Starting a Certificate III in Fitness was a no-brainer for Nikki. Already working full-time for the NT Government, Nikki discovered a growing passion for health and fitness and knew the best way to explore it was through CDU.

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Nezily studying and working

Work, family and an MBA: How Nezily does it

Darwin local Nezily has had her hands full. This mum works full-time at a not-for-profit organisation while studying a Master of Business Administration online with CDU. “If I can finish my MBA with all these commitments, so can you!” she says.

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Zahid

The stepping stone to pursue his dream: Zahid’s story

Zahid has always aspired to reach the top level of the banking sector and establish his own consultancy firm in his hometown in Bangladesh. On his path to the top, he never forgot his ultimate career goal: finding a way to study accounting abroad. 

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International student Showkat

Showkat's making the most of online study

Because of travel restrictions, international student Showkat Ara Khan is studying online in her home country of Bangladesh. While she can't be on campus, she’s still making the most of her time online with CDU. 

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Farhana

The joy of volunteering: Farhana’s story

International student, Farhana, is a champion at helping people who are in need, whether that’s in the classroom or through invaluable volunteer work.  Throughout her life, her deep passions have always been education and social development. Thanks to her Master of Teaching at CDU, she has been able to blend the two together. 

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Shehani

Engineer Shehani is empowering women in STEM

From a young age, Shehani loved all things machines, systems and aircrafts. This passion would see her enter a traditionally male-dominated industry and bring her to Australia to study a Master of Engineering (Mechanical) at CDU.

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Teaching graduate Matt McKenna at school

From hospo to teaching: Matt's career did a full 180

When Matt was working in the hospitality industry, he thought he had his career all mapped out. But after one too many long shifts, it turns out that wasn’t the case. A desire for change led him back into the classroom, as a student then teacher. Now he teaches others the skills to follow their dreams. 

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hema

How a nursing degree shaped, inspired and challenged Hema

Hema is a proud Nepalese graduate who was determined to make a difference in people’s lives. Committed to advocating for and protecting others, Hema knew a career in nursing was the only path for her.

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