Shae decided to study the Bachelor of Applied Science (Property and Valuation) after discovering his passion for construction, innovation and networking.
I always knew that I wanted to run my own business and have a career in something that I was interested in. This is why I chose to study property.
Property has always fascinated me, from the interior designs and architecture of boutique developments, through to inner city apartments and high rise buildings.
This industry is full of creativity and limitless ideas and the rise of technology has helped to advance innovation. My passion for meeting new people, building networks and helping others to fulfil their goals lead me to studying RMIT’s Property and Valuation degree.
At first I found it quite overwhelming managing my studies with my sporting commitments and part time work in property. With the help from my lecturers I was able to develop a plan to help me succeed.
As a student I found that RMIT was always catering to my needs. I always had access to the best facilities and equipment, which helped me to get the best out of my studies. On campus, there were always activities and spaces for students to relax and socialise which made everyone feel welcome.
One day I’m hoping to have my own property business that specialises in multiple aspects of the property industry, such as valuation and development. I’d also like to travel and see more of the world and how different cultures and environments influence cities around the globe.
I think that as future cities develop and current cities expand, there will need to be more high-rise buildings to accommodate the growing population, as well as expansions/development of more transport to sustain the increase in traffic. Also, we have to limit our impact on the natural environment by making construction more eco-friendly. This can ensure that everything will be accommodated for with the least possible damage to the natural environment.
My advice for students would be to pursue the career you are interest in and don’t be afraid to give something a go! You’ll never know if it’s for you or not until you try.