I always knew I wanted to study abroad and also travel throughout my career. Tourism was just the perfect fit.
My name is Militsa Antonova. I'm originally from Bulgaria.
My Southern Cross University experience was amazing. The reason why I came to Australia and particularly in the Gold Coast campus is the campus looked amazing. You get views of the ocean from the library. Who wouldn't want to study there?
All the lecturers were so nice to us. The fact they were a bit smaller classes, as well, I think really helped us to get to know our teachers in a more personal level.
I got to meet people from all around the world and the international office itself they organised so many activations for us to get to know each other, to get to know each other's culture, as well as getting to know Australia's culture.
The best highlight of my entire experience would have been when I was chosen to be a data research assistant for one of my lecturers. We ended up spending an entire month up in the Great Barrier Reef. It was fantastic to be able to learn, to put it on my resume, and to see this amazing part of Australia.
As part of my degree I actually had to complete an internship out in the industry in my final session. I got offered an internship at the Surfers Paradise Marriott.
Upon completion of my internship I got offered three different jobs - two in London and one in the Gold Coast.
I was definitely very surprised of how I progressed.
I'm currently the complex marketing specialist at two properties Melbourne. I absolutely love my role. It's never the same it's always different that's what I've always wanted.
If it wasn't for my degree in Southern Cross University I wouldn't have been here today. My degree is truly giving me that experience to be able to go and see the world.
My journey so far has been so exciting that I really and truly can't wait to see where my degree will take me in the future.
No. 1 in NSW and QLD
We're ranked no.1 in NSW and QLD for full-time employment in Tourism and Hospitality (GUG 2021)
We were the first university in Australia to offer studies in tourism
Industry connections facilitate work placements both in Australia and abroad
93.8% of graduates are employed within four months of completing their course (Graduates Outcomes Survey 2018-2020)