Thanushree Saragadam

Thanushree Saragadam

3rd-year student, Bachelor of Business in Finance with a minor in International Business and Strategy
Diploma in Business

She has dreamt of establishing her own business from a young age, says Thanushree Saragadam who is currently studying a Bachelor of Business in Finance with a minor in International Business and Strategy.

“Having my own business is a pursuit that aligns with my vision for a fulfilling career and life. The allure of entrepreneurship captivates me, offering not just professional success but also personal fulfilment. The prospect of creating something meaningful and being in control of my destiny fuels my determination. I’m confident that pursuing this entrepreneurial path will lead to both happiness in my work and a unique, impactful journey; defining my professional identity at a young age.”

The opportunity to delve into a diverse range of courses that expand her knowledge base is what she enjoys the most about studying business.

“The Bachelor of Business allows me to gain a broader understanding of various subjects but also fosters a deeper level of learning. This enables me to connect and apply the acquired knowledge in a more meaningful way to my future endeavours.”

Gaining a taste of university life
Because she wasn’t sure she wanted to commit to a university course that was longer than a year, Thanushree’s AUT journey started with enrolling in the Diploma in Business.

“I chose the Diploma in Business to gain a taste of university life. This decision allowed me to ease into the academic environment and gave me valuable insights before fully committing. It served as a stepping stone to further study in the Bachelor of Business; helping me gain confidence and clarity in navigating my academic journey.”

She wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Diploma in Business to others.

“I’d most definitely recommend this programme, especially to those who are like me and aren’t sure yet what to do or are nervous to do a course longer than a year. Delving into courses aligned with my interests was a rewarding experience; not only for the joy of learning but also for the anticipation of applying this newfound knowledge to shape and enhance my future entrepreneurial ventures.”

Advice for other students
Expecting to graduate at the end of the year, Thanushree has some great advice for other students.

“I encourage other students to prioritise effective time management and actively engage in diverse clubs. Connecting with people within these clubs not only broadens your horizons but also fosters valuable networking opportunities and enriching experiences.”

She certainly knows what she is talking about, and considers the various clubs and activities she joined among the highlights of her time at AUT.

“I was able to meet new people so easily by becoming a student ambassador and also joining a cultural club. AUT has a wide range of clubs and activities throughout the year to join and take part in, which makes studying a little less stressful.”