I studied a double degree of law and commerce and a Diploma of Languages in German at the University of Adelaide. In my final year, I applied for the Department of Treasury and Finance’s Graduate Development Program and was fortunate enough to be offered a position.
I am involved in a number of different activities and projects within the Public Finance Branch, so my days are varied. On a day-to-day basis, I assist the branch with providing advice to other agencies and running the website. I have also contributed to larger projects dealing with a variety of areas of finance, including accounting standards, financial reporting and taxation.
I love how much I am learning in my job. As a recent graduate, I am eager to learn as much as I can and develop skills that will allow me to be successful in my career. I am frequently given opportunities to gain valuable knowledge and experience, which include structured training sessions and rotations through different branches.
During my time at university I developed an interest in finance through both my studies and outside activities. I find working for the Department of Treasury and Finance exciting and rewarding because the department plays such a vital role in South Australia’s financial wellbeing. I know the work I am doing is important and I also find it interesting as it is in an area that I am passionate about.
Working in the public sector has been a great start to my career. I have been given many opportunities to learn and develop my skills as well as exposure to different aspects of finance. The friendly and supportive atmosphere makes coming into work a positive experience and helps me to perform at my best.
I have lived in South Australia for my entire life and did not want to look anywhere else for work. I think the state offers a fantastic lifestyle and that Adelaide is a beautiful city. My love of the state motivates me to work towards making South Australia the best it can be.