When I was choosing an institution, I was concerned that upon graduating, I would not stand out and would just slot in alongside the thousands of others studying a BA of Business and graduate with no experience. When I discovered ICMS towards the end of my HSC I found out that not only could I study my chosen degree in a fantastic location, but I would graduate in the same time frame as other universities, and be armed with up to nine months of full time industry training.
I have always been intrigued and interested in business, and I grew up with talk about the family business. My interest was aided by my strong entrepreneurial drive from an early age and I was fixated on the idea of being able to one day create and lead an organisation of my own. In my later years of high school my fascination with business grew the more I learnt and, consequently, I decided I would pursue a degree and hopefully a career in business management.
I found out about the ANZ Bank scholarship late into my HSC year and always approached decisions with the philosophy that you only get out of life what you are willing to put into it. As a result I decided I would submit an application for the scholarship and would not be any worse off if I didn’t receive it but would substantially benefit if I did. As it was a simple and easy process I would say it was a fairly fantastic decision.
I hope to implement what I have learnt during my degree in the corporate and investment-banking sector, hopefully with ANZ Bank. I feel I will able to gain knowledge and experience through studying business-to-business banking and long term investments. ANZ Bank has provided me with a unique opportunity through my Professional Scholarship to work alongside them during my industry training and, therefore, I feel ANZ is an organisation I could develop with.
As a condition of accepting a professional scholarship at ICMS you are required to participate as a student ambassador for 12 months. Becoming a student ambassador served as not only a way to meet students but to also improve presentation and communication skills at career exhibitions through showcasing the college to school students. I found this has significantly help my presentation skills.
I could list many highlights from my short time at ICMS, which is a testament to the benefits of studying at ICMS. These include having personal links with top executives within ANZ Bank only a year out of high school and participating at the 2015 Eastern University UniGames as part of the ICMS Touch Football team. This included a week in Wagga Wagga with 3,000 other Uni students and was a great way to meet new people.
If I had to say one thing, I’d have to say that it is large enough to be unfamiliar and feel as if you are stepping out of your comfort zone, while still being small enough to feel comfortable, enabling you to meet plenty of new people from around the world and learn in a friendly environment.
For details about the ICMS Professional Scholarship, including how to apply click here.
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