What does life look for you now?
I currently work for the University of Canberra as a Business Development Manager. I develop and seek business opportunities and strategies which enables the recruitment of offshore prospective students from various markets such as Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore and Indonesia. It also includes frequent trips to these markets. My job requires me to promote the University to these markets and to promote education in Canberra to strengthen the International sector and student experience.
When I'm not traveling, I have been able to maintain my passion for soccer and have played for various clubs within Canberra. I currently play and Captain the Women's ANU SL1 side which has involved a few Championship wins.
Tell us what you are passionate about?
I am passionate about my fitness. This has played a major role in my life in which it enables me to have a clear mind, stay focused and remain healthy. As well as playing soccer 3 times a week ( winter and summer), I ensure I have a sustainable gym regime as I find its the only thing that will keep me balanced. As I travel a lot for work now, I manage to maintain my fitness as it keeps work and life balanced.
I am also passionate about small business in Canberra. As my partner works within the hospitality industry, I feel its plays an important role within the growth and progression of Canberra as a city. We share the passion of finding what Canberra is missing and trying to bring this to life. Slowly but surely we will continue to support small businesses, especially in hospitality to show that Canberra is no so boring. And I love food!
When you were young, what were you hoping to be when you grew up?
I didn't really have any ambitions when I was young. I think all I wanted was to be as successful as my father and look after myself and family. I think no matter what age we are, we never truly know what we want to do. I still don't know what to be.
Did your further study or career go exactly as you'd planned?
I believe my further study went as planned. I studied at the University of Canberra studying Bachelor of Business Administration. As soon as I left school, I went straight to full time work and studied part time for 6 years. My plan was to study and work at the same time to be able to gain work experience and get ahead. This worked to my advantaged I believe as I feel I have achieved a lot within that time.
What advice do you have for current students?
Be yourself. Don't let anyone dictate what you want to do in life and follow your passions.