CQUniversity International Student Ambassador Priyanka Kaur has excelled in her role at the Melbourne Campus, so much so that she was recently awarded a State Equity Scholarship to attend the 6th Annual National Conference of Council of International Students Australia in Darwin. Her positive outlook on life is something she shares wth everyone within the CQUni community.
What was a recent highlight of your life?
Finishing my Master of Professional Accounting with CQUniversity, being part of international student ambassador team, peer adviser and student mentor. Also, I was lucky to receive the opportunity to attend the Council of International Students Association 2016 conference in Darwin with 200+ students from universities all over Australia. While there, I got to see the most sensational sunset at the end of each conference day!
What is the best thing about CQUni?
CQUni not only provides quality education, but it also gives students an opportunity to develop their interpersonal skills. I love the fact that CQUni provides students with an opportunity work within the university to ‘kick off’ their professional career.
Who has made an impact on your life? Why?
My sister-in-law has made an enormous impact on my life. I was able to find my best friend, a mentor and a confidant, all within one person. She has been my guiding support on many occasions and I feel lucky to have her in my life.
What is the best thing about your CQUni campus?
It is right in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. The campus is easily accessible and close to Southern Cross station. The campus is more like a small, close knit community of students supported by great staff and lecturers.
What is your first memory?
Wearing my favourite frock and waiting for my dad to come back home from abroad after a couple of months away. I always wanted to be the first person to open the bags and see what gifts dad had bought us.
What is a motto or phrase that you live by?
Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being.
The weekend is free – what would you do?
I would sit back with a latte and read a good book in my local library that I have been meaning to visit but haven’t had the time to.
What is your favourite book of all time?
The Alchemist – it is one of the best reads of all time. I highly recommend that everyone reads it once in their lifetime.