What do you study?
I’m in my third year of a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Finance! Next year I think I’ll do the Masters of Applied Finance and Economics at UC as well.
Did you always plan to study Accounting/Finance at UC?
Not at all! I think I’ve changed my majors about 5 times by now! I started off enrolled in a law degree with a BCom and then changed it before uni even started because I realised I didn’t want to be a lawyer! I added the finance major half way through first year after enjoying the intro in Acct102.
Have you enjoyed your time at UC?
I have definitely enjoyed my time at UC! They have such a good campus and social environment meaning there’s something for everyone! They also have the best clubs scene in New Zealand and have heaps of interesting clubs to join! I’m currently on the exec of the Investment Society and I thoroughly recommend to everyone to get involved! Not only does it look great on the CV but you also meet heaps of new people and learn a bunch of new things!
What are your goals for 2019?
For 2019 I want to do well in my courses and end my Bcom on a good note! I’m also going on a trip to the States in the June/July holidays so I want to save up as much money as I can before then so I can do everything I want to, including sky-diving over the Grand-Canyon! I’m also involved with the Women in Finance part of the Investment Society and so I really want that to go well and get heaps of women at UC involved with our events!
What do you do for the Investment Society?
I do quite a range of things! I got involved at the end of last year in their exec recruitment for 2019 and since then I’ve run a couple of Finc201 tutorials and planned a bunch of marketing tools for this year! I mostly run our facebook page, make and distribute posters and make sure we get a good turnout at events!
What do you want to be doing in 10 years?
I have honestly no clue! I have an internship with Milford Asset Management in Auckland who does fund management so if I enjoy what I’m doing there then I might go into Investment Banking or something similar! But if I decide that I prefer the Corporate Finance area, then maybe working for a big 4 or similar in somewhere like New York or London would be cool! I think the ultimate goal would be to be involved in the management of a large company, maybe as CFO or something like that!
If could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Italy and Greece! I would love to go on a tour around Italy and Greece and just relax on the beaches and things like that! I’d also like to go to Monaco and really anywhere in Europe! But I want to wait until I have enough money to do it right and go everywhere I want to go!
What do you like to do outside of university?
I was a competitive swimmer for about 5 years in high school so I love the water! I like swimming, whether it be at the beach, the pool or the lake! I’m actually a lifeguard and a swim coach part time so that takes up a bit of time out of uni as well! I also love a BYO or Wednesday night Karaoke at the Craic!