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Student Testimonial

Mariam Hashemizadeh

Master of International Business

I completed my undergraduate degree with a major in Economics at the University of Bochum, located in the heart of the Ruhr (the largest economic region in Europe).

I chose to study in Australia because the University of Sydney stood out above the rest. I had offers from other universities, but the University of Sydney has a great reputation internationally, and had the specific course I wanted to do.

I like the hands-on approach of the courses at Sydney because it has taken my learning beyond theory. I have learnt to apply my knowledge through experiences like giving presentations, working in teams, and active involvement in our tutorials. I feel better prepared to get into the workforce because of it.

I also like that our lecturers use real-life examples in their teaching and the fact that lectures are held twice at different times.

The IT infra-structure is good and the IT staff are really helpful. Blackboard [an interactive platform with links to course notes, student contacts, discussion forums, etc.] works really well.

I think that the Faculty invests a lot in students; they really look after us. I love the environment here - the University is centrally located and has beautiful green parks and great places to relax and to have coffee. I've met so many nice people here. The experience has broadened my horizon and really changed my view about many things.

My advice to prospective students is that, when you come to the University of Sydney, don't be afraid to venture out and join clubs and societies. You will experience living amongst people from many nationalities and make lifelong friends. Coming here was the best decision I've made so far.

Mariam Hashemizadeh
Master of International Business