Student Testimonials

Emma
Diploma of Business Administration

 

Why did you decide to study Business Administration?
With an eye for detail, a desire to create an atmosphere of organisation and order, and a love for problem solving and innovation in a team environment, I
chose to study business administration to learn the necessary communication and organisational skills to launch into an exciting and rewarding business career. I believe a diploma of business administration will provide exposure to a broad range of departments in the fast-paced corporate world. I am confident studying at PCA will allow me to achieve my goals.

What made you choose PCA in particular?
Choosing to study at PCA was an easy decision. The syllabus is interesting and centred around practical, industry-standard practices. PCA has highly valued partnerships with prestigious law firms and companies and has a proven high graduate employment success rate, with a 95% job placement rate in 2019. Finally, I was attracted to PCA’s professional learning environment. Having to wear corporate business attire and being located in the middle of the Sydney CBD, provides a feel for the business life.

Which subject has been your favourite so far?
My first unit “Promote innovation within a team environment” provided me the opportunity to develop teamwork skills whilst allowing me to think outside the box for innovative ideas. My second unit “Manage meetings” provided the techniques required to conduct and chair meetings, which are practical skills that are key for any secretarial business administration position.

What do you plan to do when you graduate?
I aim to work hard throughout my business administration course and when I graduate I hope to secure a full-time position in a top-tier legal firm in the Sydney CBD. With a keen interest in law there might even be some additional study in the future to further my career.

If you were talking to a HSC student, who wanted to study Business Administration but wasn't sure which college to pick, what would you tell them about PCA?
If you are wanting to set yourself up for a successful career then PCA is the best place for you. PCA provides a professional and comprehensive learning environment where students are treated as adults and staff provide extensive support to ensure your success. The skills and knowledge you acquire at PCA is unparalleled. They provide you with the necessary workplace skills, industry knowledge and valuable insights required to succeed in today’s corporate environment.

Claudia
Diploma of Business Administration

 

Why did you decide to study Business Administration?
I chose to study at Patricks Careers Academy in gaining a Diploma in Business Administration as I would like to own a successful Architecture and Interior Design Business within the near future. Patricks Careers Academy is fundamentally shown to hold the tools, knowledge and connections with Corporate partners that would greatly benefit me both short and long term. In electing to study business administration, I believe it will provide me with the experience and relevant skills that will effectively enable me to start up my business in the near future. As well as this, I decided to study business administration as it is a broad area of study and therefore enables me to learn a wide range of expertise in the business sector.

What made you choose PCA in particular?
I chose to study at Patricks Career Academy as I greatly appreciate the fact that it is a fast tracked course that will still provide me with the qualifications and expertise in Business administration, while being time efficient. I also liked the flexibility of the course which is significant due to having a busy lifestyle. As well as this, I was particularly motivated and enticed to the Patrick Careers Academy due to their outstanding high graduate employment success rates and the values they hold to support and encourage their students studying at this college. Alongside Patrick's Career Academy philosophy, there ethos and vision also drew me to this college,as they promote the need for rights of workers and the common good to be achieved throughout our world, which is particularly important to me, as I am a dedicated individual to my studies and work, and the fact that this college recognises one’s determination to succeed in the workforce is truly inspiring.

Which subject has been your favourite so far?
My favourite subject so far has been studying the Develop a Social Media Engagement plan unit as it is a subject that I and many individuals in this day in age, are able to relate and respond to. This unit focuses on the importance of having a social media platform in the business industry, as it is a way for establishments to advertise their products and services on a worldwide basis and therefore gain a comprehensive level of consumerism.

What do you plan to do when you graduate?
When I graduate from the Patrick Careers Academy, I plan to use my skills and knowledge that I have learnt in this 40 week course to build on the foundations required to establish my own business in the Architecture and Interior Design industry.

If you were talking to a HSC student, who wanted to study Business Administration but wasn't sure which college to pick, what would you tell them about PCA?
If I was approached by a HSC student who was interested in studying Business Administration, I would utterly suggest they consider studying at Patricks Careers Academy, as so far I have found this course at this college to be very rewarding and productive, while gaining these important tools, knowledge and expertise in the business field. As well as this, because it does provide students with the ability to complete this course in a fast tracked time frame, when contrasted to other universities and colleges, it does not restrict individuals to committing themselves to studying long term, therefore it enables individuals to kick start their career sooner.

Paige
Diploma of Business Administration

Why did you decide to study Business Administration?
I aspire to start my career in a large corporate environment working in the City. Large companies such as law and accounting firms require employees with great organisational skills. Studying Business Administration will allow me to secure a great job where I can further develop my skills and provide a rewarding career path.

What made you choose PCA in particular?
I was originally recommended PCA from a former student who is now working at a large law firm in Sydney. After doing my own research on PCA’S reputation, I felt the college would suit my type of learning environment. When I attended the information night at PCA I felt quite welcomed and found the staff approachable and supportive. I felt I had found a college where I knew I could do my best.

Which subject has been your favourite so far?
I’ve enjoyed all my subjects in my course. Every day is different which makes it so exciting to attend the college. I feel I’m learning so much and developing my business administration skills.

What do you plan to do when you graduate?
I am really eager to start my working career. I aim to work at a large city law firm where I can put in place the skills learnt at PCA.

If you were talking to a HSC student, who wanted to study Business Administration but wasn't sure which college to pick, what would you tell them about PCA?
I love attending PCA. The transition from High School to Patrick’s has been fantastic. The teachers are incredible and are always there to help me by providing guidance & support. I’ve met some amazing new friends at Patrick’s which has made settling in so much more enjoyable. PCA is preparing me well to enter the workforce with all the skills I need.

Jaime
Diploma of Business Administration

Why did you decide to study Business Administration?
When I graduated high school in 2018, I still had no idea what course I wanted to study. I began to work full time at a cafe and after 4 months I decided that it wasn’t where I wanted to be. After a lot of research, I took an interest in Business Administration. I decided that I wanted to study Business Admin because the course assists me with developing a wide range of skills that are required and would benefit me in the business world.

What made you choose PCA in particular?
I chose PCA because of its great reputation, employment success rate and it’s positive learning environment. I heard about PCA through a friend, who had studied at PCA. She really emphasised how much she enjoyed and benefited from studying the Diploma of Business Administration at PCA and highly recommended me to pursue my studies there. I organised a day to go and take a look at the PCA campus in the city and it certainly didn’t disappoint. Everyone was so welcoming and positive, which is what sealed the deal for me.

Which subject has been your favourite so far?
The subject I have enjoyed the most so far has to be Promote Innovation in a Team Environment. I enjoyed this subject because it allowed me to be creative and work in a team. I also learned about different group dynamics and gained a deeper understanding of how to manage group tasks with people of individual differences

What do you plan to do when you graduate?
My goal after graduation is to obtain employment in a top tier Law Firm as an Exeutive Assistant.

If you were talking to a HSC student, who wanted to study Business Administration but wasn't sure which college to pick, what would you tell them about PCA?
If I were to talk to a HSC student about my experiences at PCA I would tell them that not only have I acquired the skills and knowledge to gain employment in the business world, but also built friendships and memories at PCA that will last a life time. The staff here are so incredible and really work hard to get us to where we need to be. We are all treated as individuals and are provided with some of the best opportunities available. I would highly recommend them to come study at PCA.

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