I was seeking a university that would enable me to be an effective business leader while operating with strong ethics and integrity. The majority of universities offered successful careers, social status, and world-class education, however ACU was the only university that developed its students in contributing back to the common good of our society, ethics in business, and leaving a lasting positive impact in the world using our skills. The choice was straight forward.
Absolutely! From my initial day of studying at ACU, I found ACU lecturers and tutors to be remarkably supportive and helpful during my studies and after graduating. It's one of the distinctive characteristics that undoubtedly attracts people to choose ACU.
A fabulous moment is just a couple of months ago, after graduating, I was uncertain which career path would enable me to gain the experience I required to be a successful business leader skilled in entrepreneurship. I was getting frustrated so I emailed my previous lecturer for help, to my astonishment my lecturers offered to meet and help where they could.
I really enjoyed my university experience, some of my university highlights included collaborating with my superstar CPA Student Ambassador team to organise and host ACU's and CPA's first event together, receiving full marks for a couple of my assignments and exams (truly did not think it was possible) and meeting life-long friends.
I was chosen to lead the ACU CPA Student Ambassador team after meeting the CEO of CPA on the streets. It was a very exciting experience which involved liaising between CPA Australia and ACU students, collaborating with my team to organise and host events at ACU and promoting CPA Australia's student passport and events to ACU students. I highly recommend being a CPA Ambassador if you are looking to build your professional network and develop your leadership skills.
Deputy is an Australian owned all-in-one software used for scheduling, timesheets, and communication with clients such as NASA, Qantas, Amazon and over 30,000 clients all around the world. I'm currently an Account Executive focused on supporting businesses in the APAC regions, assisting them in simplifying their workforce management so they have the right people at the right place, at the right time. We currently have offices in London and the US.
I found 'getting a job' quite easy with all the opportunities offered to us by our career advisers and our lecturers. I did however experience a lot of frustration with discovering the types of jobs that would enable me to both gain the skills I required to create my vision and a role I would enjoy after graduating. It was really frustrating being unclear which career path I wanted to choose, however after consulting with my career advisers and my lecturers for a couple of months, I did discover the types of roles best suited for my needs.
Yes sure, during university I really loved the notion of using business as a vehicle to create a positive impact in the world so much that I actually built two different companies while at university and a social enterprise that still continues to this day!