Ashad Langdana, originally from Wellington in New Zealand, now works in international anti-money-laundering, having completed his internship in a Sydney-based insurance company.
Ashad came to ICMS as a recipient of the Wellington College – Courtney O’Connor scholarship in 2017. Not knowing anyone in Sydney and not having any family, Ashad was able to immerse himself in all the unique and awesome extracurricular activities ICMS had to offer right from when he moved into the on-campus accommodation.
“That first year was really special living on campus as it allowed me to meet so many people of varying ages from all over the world which was so special and many of those friendships have been maintained over the years”.
“So for me personally, the general student experience was without a doubt not your typical higher education institution student experience and the activities ICMS provided whether it be Monday night on campus futsal, surfing lessons or being involved with the many community outreach programmes that the college is a part of makes for an unforgettable all-round experience. I had enjoyed commerce subjects at high school so elected to do a Bachelor of Business at ICMS which I thoroughly enjoyed, especially the industry training part of the degree.”
“I interned at Optimum Insurance, which is one of ICMS’s industry partner’s, which was fortunate as I really did want to be placed in a financial institution and this has definitely clearly impacted my career path.
I really enjoyed my experience there so have been forming my own path within the financial services. From Optimum I worked at DUAL Australia which is a multinational insurance underwriting firm and currently I am working at Rabo Bank in New Zealand which is a dutch finance company where I am doing anti-money-laundering work, which has been really interesting and enjoyable so I am definitely looking forward to what the future holds.”
“If I was to give some advice to any new or current students especially to those from smaller cities that move to Sydney, it can be quite intimidating at first but I would urge anyone to back their skills, enjoy everything ICMS has to offer and take as many opportunities as you can.”
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The ICMS Bachelor of Business is designed to position you for business success in any industry, with a focus on future-proofing you for adaptability in a rapidly changing world.
Bachelor of Business subjects focus on developing core business skills such marketing; agile leadership, collaboration and managing people; strategic planning and innovative problem solving; and of course financial literacy. Our goal is to develop business leaders ready to take advantage of all that an international business career offers.
Business subjects are supplemented by elective subjects from a range of business areas. Your choices might include electives in marketing, international tourism, entrepreneurship, hospitality management, sports management and event management. You could also pick from specialist contemporary areas of business such as leadership, innovation or project management. This allows you to build a personalised educational experience that reflects your interest and ambitions.