A brain for numbers and a mind for analytics led Maddie Burder to the Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance) at RMIT.
She had previously studied engineering at another university, but didn’t enjoy the program.
“I chose RMIT because it was convenient and had good reviews,” she said.
Maddie also found the engaging classes and supportive teachers made a big difference to her studies.
“The content of the course is great, it’s really interesting and the teaching staff are always happy to meet up,” she said.
“The electives really helped shape my idea of future career options. The RMIT environment got me thinking about what I wanted career-wise. You’re given a lot of support to explore different
interests and build networks.”
During her time at RMIT, the 2016 graduate said she become involved in activities outside the classroom.
She was the director of the 2015 Business Student Association Ball – a role that saw her pick up organisational and leadership skills.
“I gained valuable project management experience through my involvement with the Business Student Association,” she said.
“I ran a ball for 800 students, which was like doing a whole extra subject! I’d never worked in events but it was great real life experience and really educational. I got to put team work and leadership into practice.”
Maddie now works as a service consultant at ANZ. She is eyeing off a future job in data analytics in the finance industry.
Her advice to new students is to have fun while learning and know when to take a break.
“Have fun, don’t stress too much – take a gap year,” she said.
Story: Kate Jones