Not entirely convinced she wanted to study a business degree, Danielle Walton enroled in the Diploma of Business (Enterprise) at VU College to give herself a "taste" of what to expect.
"I wasn’t sure I wanted to do the Bachelor of Business, so I decided to do the diploma first to give me a taste of the degree," Danielle says.
"By introducing me to the world of business, I was able to make up my mind about whether to study the degree and what area to specialise in," she says.
"The great thing about the diploma is that it covers the same content as the first year of the degree, but I didn’t have the pressure of committing to a three-year degree."
Liking what she learnt from the diploma, Danielle has now applied to enter the second year of the Bachelor of Business at VU, specialising in international hospitality management.
"My favourite unit of study was marketing because I really enjoyed the challenge of collaborating with a business to devise a marketing plan,” she says.
"I gained a lot of self-confidence from working in teams to approach and collaborate with businesses to achieve the tasks required to complete the course."
The Diploma of Business (Enterprise) is one of three higher education diplomas offered by VU College – a specialist teaching institution of VU that provides guaranteed entry into the second-year of bachelor degrees at VU upon successful completion of College courses.
By studying at VU College, Danielle says she has realised “that I can achieve far more with my career ambitions than first planned”.
"I have gained so many new experiences and opportunities, both on and off-campus.
"The teaching style of the lecturers was fantastic because I learnt not only the content of the course but skills that I can take with me throughout the workforce and life."
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