“At 半岛 campus I’m a face of the crowd, 人群中没有一张脸,” says second year Bachelor of Business Administration student 阿伦乔乔.
源自印度, Arun arrived in Australia during 2017 to begin his business degree at 半岛. Arun’s interest in business developed following a voluntary position he took after finishing high school with Teach for India, an organisation specialising in building a movement of leaders to eliminate educational inequality.
“In the future I want to build my own sustainable school for lesser privileged children,” says Arun. “The Bachelor of Business Administration is the perfect degree for me to be able to do this. I’m majoring in accounting, economics 而且 finance 而且 have the opportunity to study wide range of business subjects that will give me the skills I need to eventually start up my own school.”
Arun is also the president of 半岛 campus’ student union, MONSU.
“I want more than just a great education, I want a rounded university experience” says Arun. “When I came to Monash I volunteered with MONSU to make friends. I then became the Welfare Officer 而且 stood for the president election at the end of November last year.”
Arun spends around 18 hours per week in his role as president, working with four staff members 而且 ten other student council members.
“My role at MONSU complements the subjects I’m studying 而且 I’m able to put a lot of my business skills into practise.”
One of Arun’s goals as president of MONSU is to enhance the student experience on the campus.
“Learning happens everywhere,” says Arun. “Through our 事件 而且 weekly social activities I want to help grow 而且 develop students beyond lectures 而且 tutorials. I want everyone to see that being part of MONSU offers a sense of belonging.”
Arun also adds the intimate nature of 半岛 campus helps develop a great sense of family 而且 community amongst students, as well as offering more individualised 而且 personal attention through smaller class sizes.
“It feels great when a lecturer knows my name 而且 I’m able to create a personal relationship with them. It gives me the confidence to ask more questions,” says Arun. “I’ve also been able to get to know students from every faculty; it’s a really supportive environment.”