Update 2 – Admissions-Southern Cross University

Your GTE Interview - a doorway to a stress-free zone - tips from a students

Most of us have a nagging worry about being contacted by AHC for an interview while applying to study in Australia. I was just there, and I understand how stressful it is for students to go through all of the procedures, while also not knowing whether or not an Australian High Commission will summon them. This is why I believe the GTE Interview is the most critical component of your puzzle and a deal-breaker. It carries enormous values, and I can assure you that following the GTE Interview, you will be less concerned about being called from AHC and will have a tremendous amount of confidence.

Most of us, like me, who just finished high school, often have to face a genuine interview, and coming from a country where English is not your first language, an interview may seem daunting. But don’t worry; this is precisely why I’m here today, writing this post in the hopes of easing your anxiety.

Mr. John Crowder questioned me on April 22, 2022. Before the interview began, I was feeling like a cat on a hot tin roof, and why wouldn’t anyone? All of my hard work and efforts were on the line. Whatever it took, I had to give it my all.

Here’s the intriguing part: as soon as Mr. John introduced himself to me, I became calm. I’m not sure why, but this is exactly what happened. He spoke in a pleasant tone, and I felt at ease even before he began asking me questions. Mr. John is an expert who understands that students would be nervous during an interview, so rather than asking questions, they will try to communicate with you initially. So there is nothing to be worried about.

I had done my research on the university where I intended to join as a student, and I had a clear vision of why I wanted to pursue this course ( Bachelor of Business) Exclusively and my future ambitions. Believe me when I say that if you have clarity about:

The university you’ve chosen
The degree you want to study and the format of the course
The cultural differences between your nation and Australia
Your future ambitions
Why do you want to study in Australia, and so on and so forth

Here are some of the articles on how to be well prepared for an interview:
https://scu.educoglobal.com/pre-arrival/gte-interview/, https://scu1.ning.com/blog/improving-your-chance-of-visa-grant-part-4-your-gte-interview

These are some of the eminent things that you have to have clarity about. The interviewer will be pleasant and friendly, and if you have done your research precisely, you will pass your GTE interview with flying colors.

Why GTE Interview is a doorway to a stress-free- zone?

I have witnessed many students who have submitted their visa applications and are really worried about getting calls from AHC. I’ve even observed students lugging SOP around with them wherever they go. For instance, a friend of mine used to carry SOP with him everywhere he went. I could tell he was agitated, and the strain was palpable.

The significance of a GTE Interview is immeasurable, as one will discover after submitting the final visa application. I was granted a visa within 24 days of submitting my visa application i.e. 5/28/2022, and I didn’t even read my sop and wasn’t concerned about receiving calls from the Australian High Commission, such was my confidence after completing the GTE Interview. I’m not saying this occurs to everyone, but believe me when I say that the GTE Interview will be the gateway to a stress-free zone.

You won’t have to bring SOP with you everywhere, and you’ll be able to use your visa waiting period to be more productive and gain new skills that will aid you in Australia. Rather than being concerned, I spent time with my family and friends, traveled to new places, refreshed my mind, and prepared myself physically and psychologically for the voyage ahead.

In a nutshell, the GTE Interview was a stairway to a stress-free zone for me, and I credit Southern Cross University and Mr. John Crowder for that. I wish all of you who are preparing for a GTE interview the best of luck. Worry less and enjoy life more.

Thank you so much for your time,

Warm regards,

Seashon Shrestha