After migrating to Australia, Karen Cortez found her passion for migration law.
"I was born in the Philippines and completed a Bachelor of Accountancy there before migrating to Australia in 2010 through the General Skilled Migration Program.
When I arrived in Sydney, I started work as an administration assistant in a migration company. The process interested me and with observation and practical experience, I moved into a role as a migration agent assistant.
The agent I work with recommended VU for my studies. The migration law program has the best-qualified lecturers in the field and the University’s support for online and face-to-face learning was invaluable. Attending face-to-face classes at VU Sydney on weekends suited me, as this meant I could continue to work full time during the week. I also found the online discussion boards very helpful and was able to impart practical experience to my fellow students.
I gain great satisfaction from working in an area that has a life changing effect on people and look forward to establishing my own migration company in the future."
Graduate Certificate in Australian Migration Law and Practice, 2015 (see the Graduate Diploma in Migration Law)
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