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How to go from business student to senior administration officer

Sunitha Kumar understands the student experience. From this, she knows the hard work and passion that is needed to use your education as a way to your dream career.

My main ambition was always to work with students. I’ve been a student, so I feel it is easy to relate,” she says.

A Bachelor of Business Administration and Masters of Professional Accounting graduate, Sunitha works as the Senior Administrative Officer within the Holmesglen Nursing Department. Her daily roles involve helping with everything from student placements to requisition and invoicing.

Her study journey was like many – marked by a goal. Now, she represents the transition from dedicated student to respected worker. So, what does Sunitha think is important to achieve this aim?

Use your course as a way to build your professional qualities

“I started my degree at the age of 18.  It was my first venture away from home and family.  The staff, such as Kirstie Weatherburn, Dr Srigowri Sarma and Clare Milligan, were extremely supportive and encouraging.”

“The knowledge and foundation the faculty provides its students is helpful and the constant motivation has helped me accomplish my educational career goals and face my professional and personal life with calculative and constructive decisions.”

Look for work experience opportunities to further grow your skills

“I was involved in many volunteer programs and social activities. This helped me learn and socialise with students from different cultural backgrounds. I also learned a lot about team building and brain storming during our group assignments and class activities.”

“In 2012, I was given the privilege to work as a casual employee, with the Registrar Department, at the Waverley Campus. I was then given my full-time role in the Nursing Department.”

Always keep exploring your goals and set new ones

“During my Masters, I completed a research publication – Stock market financial ratios: Case Studies of two major Australian and New Zealand banks – at The Society of Global Business and Economic Development (SGBED) and my Masters Research Project – PESTEL and valuation analysis of Australian Airlines Industry with special reference to Qantas performance.”

“The research component was my personal favourite as it motivated me to strive and pursue my education further. I hope to do a PhD in Financial Accounting and Reporting.”

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