From versatile study options to finding a fulfilling career, Tatu is thriving at university.
Tatu wasn’t always sure what he wanted to do after high school. Looking to study something practical that he could use across industries, he chose the Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning) at RMIT.
“I was looking to study in a practical field where I’d have the opportunity to use what I learn in my personal life, as well as my professional life.
“Business attracted me because it seemed like a versatile study choice that I could use in a number of different industries.”
Tatu knew that no matter what his ATAR was, he would find a way to pursue a study option that would give him a fulfilling career. He considered his options with a view to find something that really grabbed him.
“My advice to high school students is to compare all the programs you’re considering and choose the one that you can see leading to a fulfilling career. Don’t stress about your ATAR - just figure out what suits you, and pursue it.”
Now at the end of his first year, Tatu says one of his highlights of university so far has been exploring the RMIT Melbourne City campus.
“I chose to study here because I knew a lot of RMIT students that recommended it highly. I also really liked the idea of studying in the middle of the city.
“There's always something to do in the city when you have a break between classes. The State Library and Melbourne Central are pretty good for hanging out with friends. The Library is a great place to study, too!
Tatu has also enjoyed getting to meet new people and learning skills that he can apply to his personal life.
“I’ve met a bunch of great people. Being at university has really taught me to thrive around people and make new connections.
“I've learned how to be more open and confident around new people when I first meet them, which I think is a really important skill.”
Tatu is excited about attending industry guest lectures, studying new units and getting some real work experience in the next few years of his degree.
“I'm looking forward to taking units like Personal Wealth Management, where you learn to problem-solve and help others to reach financial goals. It will also give me lots of skills I can take into my personal life.
“What’s next for me is enjoying the rest of my degree, and then starting to develop my career!”
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