When we visited Australia, me and my husband just looked at each other and said ‘this is the place we want to live’. So that’s how we decided to come over to Southern Cross.

My name is Monica, and I studied Masters of Professional Accounting and Business Administration, with Southern Cross University Australia, and I also teach business and accounting at both undergrad and postgrad levels at Southern Cross.

We came here as tourists – me and my family – and we fell in love with the place. We wanted to live on the Gold Coast. This uni is very uniquely located in Australia, and this is the place we wanted to be in.

Though back in India I was operating two kindergartens and there came a point where I was like, ‘I’m done with this, I want to take my career to the next level’.

I chose to study Masters of Professional Accounting and Masters in Business Admin, so I took a dual degree, and it was perfect.

So, my daughter Netra, she saw me working in the corporate world and she decided she wanted to be an accountant and Southern Cross was the best option around here, so she enrolled in Bachelor of Business Majoring in Accounting. Now she’s working as a manager in one of the top 4 accounting firms, in Brisbane Australia.

Southern Cross offers a range of degree, undergrad and postgrad. You can choose from business, accounting, IT and digital media, we have engineering, marine, environmental and forest, agriculture, health sciences including biomedical science, nursing, law, we have education, and we also have English language courses.

Southern Cross is perfectly located, it offers the best degrees, where you are nurtured, you are looked after, and our academics – those who have developed these degrees – have really good experience from the industry and they know what industry is after.

Local businesses approach us and they are looking for our graduates to be employed within their businesses. They’re standing out, they’re doing the work and they’re shining, and that’s the reward of my job.