I like maths and sport.
What should I do for a job?
These thoughts ran through my head during the later stages of high school. I was constantly thinking about what I’d like to do after university and what should I study to get there.
Like most other kids at this stage in their lives, I had absolutely no idea.
Perhaps I still don't.
I'm grateful the opportunities I've had along the way have helped me get closer to answering this question.
When I decided what to study I took a reasonable approach and tried to minimise the risk of choosing a degree I didn't like. This strategy led me to choose what many of my friends studied at the time - mechanical engineering.
A year into the degree it was clear in my head, my heart - and my grades - this wasn't for me. In 2017 I took a chance and started a mathematics and finance double degree.
I realised quickly I enjoyed what I was studying! I was pumped and excited for what was to come after my degree, ready to decide what I was going to do with my career.
In 2020 I started applying for graduate roles. I looked far and wide, hopeful I would find a job that would allow me to combine my mathematical and financial acumen to make a difference in the world.
I was looking through places to work and ANZ stood out. ANZ’s graduate program would provide me with three rotations. I didn't have to stick to just one career as I previously thought. I could try three different ones and decide from there. This sounded great. It was a 'game-changer'.
At the beginning of 2021 my journey at ANZ began and what a journey it’s been. I have learnt so much about myself and how the world operates. My worldview has been shaped for the better by many of the people I have met at ANZ.