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Graduate Story | Eleanor O’Donnell

NZ Diploma in Business ( Introduction to Team Leadership) – Level 5


I graduated in 2021 with a diploma in Business Management Level 5 through Aspire2. I want to share
my incredible success story with you, and how this online program helped transform my life.

In 2021 amidst the global pandemic I was really struggling with low self confidence and feeling down
on life in general. That’s when I decided to explore online learning as a distraction from these negative thoughts and pave the way for a better future. With a busy work and personal life, online studies seemed like the perfect fit.

Aspire2 Business Management Programmes initially caught my attention when I saw their ad online. The flexible programme layout paired with being fees free made choosing the Level 5 business management diploma an easy decision for me.

Applying to start my studies was a breeze, thanks to the excellent support from Aspire2. From the
moment I reached out to them, they guided me through the process and got me all set up for my
learning journey.

Throughout my studies, my tutors were amazing and incredibly supportive. Whenever I felt stressed or doubted my abilities, they were there to lift me up and provide the support I needed to stay on track. As I progressed through the program, I was pleasantly surprised at how many new skills I learned and could apply to my job as a support worker. I printed off all the resources and often revisit them when I need help or want to reflect on my journey after graduation.

Initially, the technology component of the course posed some challenges leaving me feeling a little
overwhelmed, but as I became more familiar with it, I found it to be incredibly rewarding and useful in my studies.

Graduating was an absolute triumph for me. It gave me the confidence to believe in myself and inspired me to continue pursuing self-improvement. The knowledge I gained has become an added advantage in my workplace, especially in people management.

I can’t recommend this program enough to others looking for study opportunities. It’s not just about
acquiring knowledge; it’s about building self-confidence and a sense of accomplishment.
Anyone feeling unsure or dealing with self doubt around study could truly benefit from this course. The course pushed me to achieve beyond what I initially thought was possible. It’s given me the strength to face my challenges, believe in myself, and strive for self-improvement. I am incredibly grateful for this opportunity, and I know it will continue to impact my life positively for years to come