After I had completed my Master of Publishing (Editing) at Melbourne University, I found myself directionless - I had the skills and the qualifications, but I didn’t have any hard experience in the field that I could cite in resumes. To make matters worse, I came from a migrant background, and there was little to no encouragement from my community for a woman to enter the field I had trained for. After joining Patience Community Services, I found myself in a safe, positive, encouraging environment where I was able to further explore and develop my skills and abilities while working on the website. Not only did this give me a reason to get up in the morning, it also opened the door to greater opportunities in my field - right now I’m working as an editor for The Australia Times! Thank you once again, PCS! You’ve changed my life for the better!