The Dream To study at UTS, one of Australias most famous universities
The Challenge Ida had already studied English for eight months at a language centre when she came to ACICs Sydney office in 1995. She wanted to study a Bachelor of Business at UTS, but her existing academic qualifications and English results did not meet the UTS entry requirements.
The Process When we designed the pathway for Ida, we took the fact that she had already studied English for eight months into consideration. Although she could continue the English course to improve her English level, it would not enhance her academic qualifications. We aimed to improve her language and academic skills at the same time. We arranged for her to study a Diploma of Business course at one of the best business colleges in Sydney whose English and academic teaching standards would be recognised by universities.
1995 Enrolled at a business college, Diploma of Business, Marketing (1 year) 1996 Enrolled at a university, Bachelor of Commerce, Marketing 1997 Transferred to UTS, second year Bachelor of Business, Marketing 1999 Graduated from UTS, Bachelor of Business 2000 Graduated from UTS, MBA
The Outcome With Bachelor of Business and MBA degrees from one of Australias leading universities, Ida is now working at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Japan.
The comment from the student When I first came to ACIC, I wasn't able to get into the university I wanted, and I wasnt sure which school would be suitable for me. ACIC offered me valuable advice, helped me with all my applications, and most importantly, got me into the university I wanted. Now I am working for PWC in Japan and applying the knowledge and experience I had gained during my time in Sydney. I am really satisfied with all I have accomplished. My study plan would not have worked as smoothly or been as rewarding without ACIC. The quality of information ACIC gave me, their strong relationships with the universities, and their high creditability in the industry helped me considerably. I strongly believe that ACIC has played an important part in my success and would like to thank them very much for their ongoing support.
Following Ida's success, her sister also applied through ACIC to study in Australia.