Anthony Sams, Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Business Administration, Sydney
Anthony Sams graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Business Administration
The business world is a vast space and the opportunities are limitless. ACU has given me the tools to keep growing and advancing my career."
“ACU was always going to be the university I ended up at, all my friends had studied there and loved it. It is a smaller university, so you can talk to the lecturers and have conversations and not just be another blur in the crowd. In my three years I made countless amounts of friends, learnt lifelong lessons not just from lecturers but fellow students and was involved in the student association.
"I also represented ACU North Sydney at ACU Games which is one of the best times I had during my studies. In my last year I was the student representative on the ACU Business Faculty Executive Committee. This gave me a tremendous opportunity to experience the inner workings of a university, assist in decisions that would would affect many and brainstorm new ideas or present a students perspective on a range of topics.
"ACU also gave me the opportunity to study in Paris and it was an experience I will never forget. Nothing matches the opportunity to learn with international students and lecturers from all over the world. We had professors, businessman and my personal favourite, a UK delegate to the United Nations teaching and preparing us for things that you don’t learn from a a textbook.
"Being a sportsmen (having represented NSW at age levels and in second XI for cricket) the elite athlete program was invaluable in assisting me whenever matches or training would cause a conflict of dates with missing certain set deadlines for assignments or exams.
"I often hear others say they aren’t smart enough or suited for uni, but my ATAR was only in the mid-range bracket. I’ve graduated from ACU with two degrees, been involved in several important committees that made a difference, have travelled overseas to study and have acquired knowledge and experience that I could only be exposed to through ACU.
"I have recently joined Forum Group. We are a fully integrated ICT (Information Communication Technology) business that encompasses Voice, Data, Cloud, Fleet, Records and Print Management. My position being Business Solutions. My job is to help businesses streamline their workflows, become more effective/efficient and cut their costs. ACU has me fully prepared for my new life and I cannot be any more excited.”