Sena says that looking back over her university study, she can see how much her knowledge and confidence have grown. “University has shown me that I can achieve anything if I put my mind to it,” she says. “One thing that stood out to me in Andrea Della Mattea’s speech was ‘follow your passion’. I am determined to find my passion, pursue it, and make an impact in the world.”
Hearing the speakers at the Cairns graduations give encouragement, advice, and guidance, Sena was reminded of why she first chose to study. “I have worked to empower myself with knowledge through my education so that I can go into the world, especially into my country, Ghana, to make a difference by embracing my potential,” she says. “When Vice Chancellor Sandra Harding challenged us with the questions ‘Can you do what needs to be done?’ and ‘Will you do what needs to be done?’, I vowed to answer, ‘yes’.”
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