Turning passions into a career

In Year 12, Ben wasn’t sure what he wanted to study at university but knew he loved sport, the vibe of Fremantle and the smaller class sizes offered at Notre Dame.

He completed the Tertiary Pathway Program to give himself time to experience university life and is now turning his interests into a career path, studying a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Sport and Recreation Management.

“The flexibility of Notre Dame has been great. The pathway program gave me plenty of skills and the fundamentals of how to communicate in an academic way,” Ben says.

“I was a little nervous about starting business but the lecturers and tutors made this transition effortless and have been there for me every step of the way. They happily sit down with me for as long as I need when I need help with assessments and learning material.”

“I was able to make plenty of friends during the first few weeks and this made me feel comfortable in my course and excited to come to uni each day.”

“The quirky styled campus, local cafes and the beach makes me appreciate this university so much.”

Ben hopes to one day work for a professional sporting club.