Vu Hai Nguyen & Hanna Nguyen Couple from Vietnam, ACIC students, 1995
The Dream To pursue a Masters degree and work in the finance field
The Difficulties When Vu Hai came to ACIC in 1995, he was studying at a vocational college and working part-time as he had limited financial support. He was ambitious about his future, but he lacked of course information and did not know how to start. In addition, Vu Hai was unsure whether he could handle both Masters degree study and work at the same time.
The Process Based on his situation, ACIC suggested he initially undertake a one-year Graduate Diploma course to enable him to continue his study and work. The Graduate Diploma, a recognised Australian postgraduate qualification, gave Vu Hai the option of finding a job straight away or progressing to a Masters degree.
The plan worked out successfully. After Vu Hai obtained his Graduate Diploma, not only had his financial situation improved, he was also confident of undertaking further postgraduate study, and was more certain about what he wanted to achieve in the future. He then introduced his partner Hanna to ACIC. Following ACICs assistance, both were successful in undertaking Masters degrees at the University of Western Sydney (UWS).
1995-1996 Vu Hai enrolled at UTS, Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (one year) 1997 Both Vu Hai and Hanna enrolled at the University of Western Sydney (one year) 1998 Vu Hai graduated with MBA Hanna graduated with Master of Applied Finance
The Outcome Vu Hai and Hanna are now both working in the finance sector in Australia: Vu Hai at a well-know foreign investment bank, and Hanna at a leading Australian bank.
The comment from the students We first came to ACIC head office for advice on our further education in 1995. ACIC was located in Haymarket. Since then ACIC has expanded and moved into a more sophisticated office, but the service hasn't changed. The directors and staff have always remained the most professional, knowledgeable and supportive people in the field of educational consulting. They carefully listened to our needs and took into account our financial and visa situations as well as our career objectives before discussing about the course and the university that we should apply. ACIC has given us a lot of valuable advice and played an important part in our success. We are proud to recommend ACIC to any students, who, like us, are trying to obtain further education here in Australia for their career and personal development.