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Date:July 07, 2021

Student Stories: Katrina Dubbioso

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In the lead up to our graduation ceremony in June at Batchelor campus, we caught up with some of our graduates to listen to their story.

Last year, there were under 100 registered Indigenous accountants in Australia. This stark figure was one of several drivers that inspired Batchelor Institute graduate Katrina Dubbioso to pursue a career in accounting.
After arriving in Darwin from Adelaide, Katrina took the first step in her academic career by enrolling in a six-month ‘Preparation for Tertiary Success’ course.“I had always liked maths and science, and the Pathways course showed us how to write essays and develop presentations to university standards,” Katrina said.
“We also learned that we could draw on Indigenous knowledge and experiences and incorporate those into our essay responses.
“Until COVID-19 hit, I was studying face-to-face with another 20 Indigenous students, which was inspiring.”
At university, Katrina started studying business, then an Indigenous pre-accounting program, which led to her switching to accounting studies, and she quickly landed an internship with an accounting firm. The doors have since flown open to new opportunities. Both ASIC and Westfield shopping centres investment business, the Scentre Group, offered her new internships.
Katrina was excited in June, to sit and network at the table with accounting professionals at her first business event for National Reconciliation week.“This is where ‘Preparation for Tertiary Success’ can take you,” she said.