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Kylie’s sight is set on a career in accounting

This article appears in: Alumni stories, Business and Accounting, Studying in Australia

“In Vietnam, I worked in several administration roles for local and international companies. I realised that the more skills I acquired, the greater the number of opportunities I’d have,” says Kylie.

“I knew that studying a Bachelor of Accounting would be a plus to my career.”

Studying and living in Darwin

Kylie was attracted to study in Darwin because of CDU’s outstanding reputation.

 CDU is one of the top 100 universities in the Asia Pacific, with highly qualified lecturers who happily and consistently support students,” says Kylie.

Kylie is confident that her future career will be constructed on CDU's reputation as a top Australian university with the best graduate job prospects.

In the meantime, she continues to embrace the warmth of the locals.

“In Darwin, both locals and migrants are friendly and welcoming which makes me feel that I belong and am an important and appreciated member of this warm community.”

Kylie at the Darwin Waterfront

Volunteering opportunities

Volunteering is a big part of Kylie’s life in Darwin and has helped her integrate into the local community, learn new skills and make new friends.

 Kylie was involved in the inception of Kindness Shake – an organisation set up to support international students during the pandemic. She later became a team member for events and logistics.

“More recently, I’ve been volunteering at Northern Territory non-profit organisations which are giving me essential skills such as teamwork, time management, planning, negotiating and being positive,” says Kylie.

Overcoming challenge

During her studies, Kylie faced some social struggles. Throughout COVID-19, she had limited opportunities to attend campus and meet friends.

“I was undoubtedly stressed because most of my social contacts were made online. Nevertheless, I found that volunteering offers various benefits and is an excellent way to stay socially involved.” 

 Kylie knew that help was close at hand if she had any study struggles.

“Any queries or concerns were promptly and helpfully responded to by well-trained staff,” she says.

“CDU has also given a wide range of helpful events and programs for its students throughout the academic year.”


Kylie notes that open day, friend’s graduations, and Kindness Shake events have been some of the highlights of her time at CDU. However, her biggest highlight is yet to come.

“Since the date I commenced my study at CDU, my top priority career goal has been to work for CDU once I graduate.”

Kylie at the Darwin Waterfront 2

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