After completing high school in her hometown of Bogota, Camila Lopez was not sure what to do next. She knew studying in Australia was an option – her brother and cousins previously studied here.
“I had to decide between studying in Australia or Colombia. My cousins encouraged me to come to Sydney. I knew it would help me find a better job and develop a better social network,” Camila said.
To help her settle into her study, she started working with a cousin in a law firm and with another cousin a real estate office.
Through the tie-knit Colombian community, she met Aline Chiron, Partner Manager at UTS Insearch - the pathway to UTS. Aline helped to understand the benefits of studying a Diploma of Business and the opportunities this could lead to at UTS.
“I am currently going well with my study. I am getting very good grades whilst working. By working and studying hard, I feel like I can pay back my parents for all the years they have invested in me,” Camila said.
“I would like to pursue a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Marketing and International Business.”
In her spare time, she enjoys gymnastics and looks to forward to joining the gymnastics club at UTS.
Maria already has a clear idea of where she would like to go with her career
“My ideal job would be working overseas in marketing. I like the idea of destination marketing – or promoting a destination to visitors, tourists and students to visit,” Camila said.
“If I could work in the support staff of an international humanitarian body like Medicines Sans Frontiers that would be great too.”