A daily slice of satisfaction

There came a point in David's life when he realised that if he didn’t take action, he’d be stuck in a career he didn’t enjoy.

With a wife, a baby, and an Instagram-famous dog at home, David leads a happy and fulfilling personal life. But when David realised he was simply living for the weekend like so many of us do, he decided to start pursuing a role that could bring satisfaction to every day of his week. Enrolling in Swinburne’s Bachelor of Business was his first step.

David currently works as a Customer Service Manager, but after he completes his degree, he aims to step up to manage the operations of an entire call centre. David wants to involve himself in business at a higher level, and challenge himself to think strategically. His coursework is already having an impact in the workplace – “The theory that I’ve learnt has helped me implement different processes, procedures and tools at my current and my previous workplace” admits David.

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David- Studying Business with Swinburne University, through Open Universities Australia.

Although his degree is provided by Swinburne, David has also had the chance to study subjects from UniSA, Curtin University, and Griffith University, which has opened his mind to a greater number of ideas and approaches. As for studying online, “I suppose I expected it to be isolated” David says. “It’s definitely more of a community, and more support than I thought I would receive”.

If David could leave you with one piece of advice, it would be to go after what you’re passionate about. Don’t allow yourself to get stuck in a rut – life’s far too short for that.

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Make every day count

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