I decided to major in finance after undertaking the core finance subjects in the first year of the Bachelor of Business. I found it truly eye-opening to learn about the systems and institutions which underpin day-to-day transactions in society, from a consumer's $4 coffee purchase to larger scale corporate dealings.
Why did you decide to study at UTS?
I actually started off in a combined Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, as the overseas component of International Studies was a huge draw for me. Although no longer in that course, I've remained at UTS because I find the timetable flexibility and campus location particularly helpful as I have been working while studying throughout my degree.
Where do you see yourself and your career moving ahead in finance?
I am hoping to eventually work in an area that combines my two areas of study, finance and law. My long-term goal would be to become involved in the area of financial regulation, and being able to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and transparency of financial systems through that involvement. At present, I am keen to get a broad range of experience, attain a general foundation in and feel for the industry, and continue to progress and learn from there.