Tell me a bit about yourself?
I grew up in Darjeeling located near the border of India and Nepal. I speak three different languages; Nepali, my mother tongue, Hindi my second language, and Bengali which is the local language used in the state of West Bengal.
I completed my junior high schooling at St. Anthony's School, Kurseong and then moved to Mumbai. In Mumbai, I studied in an International Baccalaureate program which helped me to develop myself in all areas from public speaking to sports.
During my high school years, my main focus was soccer and I had the opportunity to train with Benfica; a Portuguese Club. I enjoyed playing soccer, but had to face reality; it was too late for me to have a professional career in soccer. Through some serious thought and reflection, I changed my area of passion and shifted my focus to marketing.
Why did you choose to come to Australia?
I wanted to expand my knowledge and meet new people from different nationalities and cultural backgrounds. Australia felt like the perfect place to do both.
Why did you choose to study at Macleay?
I choose to study at Macleay, because it’s flexible and is filled with local students. I wanted to meet the locals and experience life in Australia. The acceptance I feel in Sydney is something that I like, I have been here for a year and I have never felt out of place.
What has your learning experience been like so far?
My learning experience in Macleay has been really enjoyable. The lecturers don’t just preach to the class, they give us activities and group work, which helps me to better understand the topic.
What do you love about the study program?
I love my lecturers. They are always there to help and guide me. If I need help with my assessments or subjects, I just need to let them know. They are always ready to help me out.
What advice would you give a student considering coming to Sydney and studying at Macleay?
My advice would be, come! It’s one of the best colleges – the lecturers at Macleay are top notch! Not only do they have great insights about their industries, they will give you guidance and help you reach and fulfil your dreams.