Stefhani Daulay from Indonesia talks about her pathway to study at Griffith University's Nathan campus, through GELI and QIBT (now Griffith College).
“Hi I'm Stefhani Daulay and I'm from Indonesia.
This is my final year studying Human Resource Management, here at Griffith University's Nathan campus.
When I first applied to Griffith I didn't meet the entry requirements. The Admissions Team were very helpful. They recommended me to do Mixed English and Academic Program with the Griffith English Language Institute, which is GELI and then complete a Diploma of Commerce at the Queensland Institute of Business Technology which is QIBT (now Griffith College).
Taking this pathway, allowed me to study a year somewhere else and then go straight into the second year of the Bachelor of Business. They helped me a lot to improve my English, and then prepare for my study at Griffith University.
I liked this pathway because the class sizes were very small. I did receive individual support from my teachers at GELI. This helped me to adjust my English level at a university and to participate in lectures with more students.
The teachers at GELI are very patient and supportive. They do remind every student to speak English all the time. They make all the students from different languages feel included. You are encouraged to do independent learning. The teachers track your progress and give you extra support if you need it.
The lectures here are very interactive and engaging. You are encouraged to discuss your ideas and to learn from one another.
I do enjoy my lectures and we have guest speakers from industry. They are often Griffith graduates who are successful in business.
Griffith provide me with opportunities with industry experience, leadership skills and building up my networking. I got to participate in the United Nations Model and got a sponsorship to attend a Consular of Indonesian Students Australia in Sydney.
As a Griffith Mate volunteer I support and mentor new students to Griffith. I help to run activities on campus including many networking events. I also help run off-campus activities to help new international students settle in their new environment.
The standard of education is very high. I know that my qualifications from Griffith University will have world-wide recognition. The Griffith Business School have a very strong alumni network. This gives me access to a large employer network when I graduate.
I'm glad I chose to study in Australia.”
Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)