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.
Small city life
Zahid chose to live in Darwin, Australia, and study a Master of Professional Accounting.
“After two years here, I found it was one of the best decisions to choose CDU in Darwin, because it is the best place to flourish in your career. There is a huge scope of work here,” he says.
Zahid loves to spend time at the CDU Waterfront Campus to refresh his mind and take in the beautiful surroundings.
As an international student, he enjoys living in Australia as he finds the local community extremely friendly, supportive and generous.
Studying at CDU
Zahid’s education agent recommended CDU to him due to its global recognition for postgraduate full-time employment outcomes. The pathway to study at CDU became easier when he attained the Global Leader Award Scholarship.
He’s grateful for the campus facilities and resources available.
“The library at CDU is an important resource centre for all students. It has all the necessary textbooks and research items. I have spent a lot of quality time there,” he says.
Zahid enjoys how cooperative the faculties are – he feels that he can get personal assistance from them at any time.
My advice to other students who may be considering studying accounting at CDU is that they should be serious from the very first day. Understanding the concept is essential for finding a job in a relevant field after your studies.
During his time at CDU, Zahid has jumped into voluntary work with Anglicare NT where he has received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Honourable Vicki O’Halloran AO, Administrator of the Northern Territory.
“I have been extremely privileged to get the opportunity to work in the Department of Health in assisting in the COVID-19 response to keep Darwin safe.”
Zahid has his sights set on becoming an accountant in Darwin. Continuing to further his skills, he would like to attain a PhD at CDU on financial inclusion or financial literacy.
He has some advice for those who want to follow in his footsteps.
Have patience and the ability to adapt to any situation. Initially, it can be a struggle: culture shock, study pressure and financial constraints. However, all these stresses are temporary.
"Everything will be fine in the course of time. You will find a good circle, multicultural community, stable job, understanding of the study, and good accommodation," he says.
You just need one thing: a positive mindset.