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Georgina Dibble

20 July 2023

"I loved the balance provided between encouraging academic success and delivering an unforgettable social calendar..."


Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and International Business

Aiming for a global career in business, Georgina’s degree has given her well-rounded skills in all aspects of business management and operations.

"Throughout school I was always interested in commerce-type subjects and the business world in general. Therefore it was the natural decision for me to study commerce further at university," she says.

"I like how first year commerce allowed you to get a taster for all of the aspects of business such as the management, economics, and technological side. I think all of the skills will be useful for whatever career I choose."

Originally from Auckland, she decided on studies at UC for its reputation and for a change in scenery, and enrolled with a UC Undergraduate Entrance Scholarship.

"I chose to study at UC simply because it seemed like the perfect fit for me. I knew I wanted to move away from home to a place that had a good student environment whilst still providing the quality degree that provides you with any skills you will need."

To get a better start to her studies and life in Christchurch, Georgina spent her first year living at College House hall of residence.

"I chose to live in a hall of residence because I wanted to make the most out of my first year at university,’ she says. ‘I loved the idea that you would get to meet new people, have a social experience, not have to cook, and that there would be academic support if you needed it."

Georgina recommends the option of staying in a hall, especially during the first year, for the overall experience over flatting.

"It would be difficult to choose just one highlight because everything together helped to make the experience so valuable. College House made the process of leaving home, meeting new people, and making the most of university life seem effortless. Ultimately, I loved the balance that CH provided between encouraging academic success and delivering an unforgettable social calendar."

Heading further into her degree, Georgina is looking forward to a career working in an international business, with plenty of overseas travel opportunities.

She will soon be going on the UC Thailand Internship Programme, with support from the Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia, to experience an international business environment during her degree.

"I love that it is not just about the academics, there are so many other things happening all the time. I also like how the slightly smaller scale of UC Business makes it feel like you are not just one number in the system and there are so many more opportunities available. "

"Just take all the opportunities on offer, there are lots of them!" she says. 

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