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Accounting at CDU, how Fanie progressed in her career

This article appears in: Business and Accounting, Studying in Australia
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When Fanie came to Australia from Vietnam, she initially worked in hotel management. It was during this time she became interested in accounts. Her decision to study a Master of Professional Accounting at CDU was the next progression in her career.

CDU support

During her time at CDU, Fanie has been well supported in all areas of her studies. She believes this has contributed to her success.

The support from CDU helped me significantly reduce my study time, so I could balance it with earning enough money to pay for the school fees on my own, she says.

“The CDU staff who provide these services have been really welcoming and helpful whenever I’ve reached out for their assistance and have ensured I’ve maintained a sound academic record while working.”

Fanie recommends that all students take time to explore the services on offer for the same benefits.

Perfecting time management

One of the biggest challenges for Fanie has been effectively managing the competing demands of work and study.

“When I started studying it was, difficult because I could only find a job that provided me with enough hours to just be able to afford accommodation,” says Fanie.

“When I successfully secured a second job, I had to try to balance study and work, which was a lot.”

Despite this, Fanie successfully overcame the challenge and became stronger for it.

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Accounting at CDU

Fanie’s experience as an accounting student at CDU, both in and out of the classroom, has been extremely positive.

With a good academic record, CDU helped me to secure an internship position in a reputable accounting firm where I gained knowledge from real tax industrial experience and apply to help others around me, she says.

Fanie knows that for other aspiring accounting students, CDU offers the path to success too. She offers the following advice.

“Taking advantage of library services, networking workshops, and volunteer opportunities will make your profile sound, even when you’re still at school,” she advises. “These things help you shine in both academic records and extra-curriculum activities.”

Explore Accounting degrees at CDU.

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