Where are you now?
I work as a Graduate Accountant at RSM Australia in Ballarat. Since graduating, I have been busy settling into a new workplace, meeting new people, establishing a positive reputation and improving my personal brand. I also spent 3 months employed by the Leadership team immediately after finishing my course. Outside of work, I currently volunteer for a number of community groups and currently hold positions on various committees.
What leadership/volunteering did you do at uni? What did you get out of it?
have always been very involved with community groups including the
Maldon Brass Band, The Sebastopol Lion's Club and the Sebastopol Fire
Brigade, where I am a crew leader and firefighter.
At Uni, I also took on a variety of on-campus Leadership roles, as founder of BUZZ – The Business Faculty Student Society and a Student Senate Representative for two years.
I feel that I wouldn't be in the position I am
currently in today if I had not participated in the Volunteering and
Leadership at FedUni, from developing a passion for community finance
and how reports are presented to the community, from the many
development sessions I attended.
The two sessions I found most beneficial were Public Speaking and Personal Branding. When I started Uni, I would freak out about public speaking and am remembered as receiving an award, getting up to speak and just saying 'thanks'. I have developed, and without the Leadership Development I did at Uni, this would not have been possible.