Inspired and ready for university life after attending an RMIT Open Day, Mirlinda Aliu set her sights on a career in economics and finance.
Currently in her first year studying a Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance) (Applied), Mirlinda remembers how Open Day revealed a world of opportunities and choices.
“Open Day was so fun with everyone being so cheerful and the atmosphere was exciting,” she said.
“The best thing about it is that there is such an extensive range of opportunities to explore and it suits everyone.
“I’ve always had a mind for business and enjoy working with numbers and thought an economics and finance degree would really challenge that. I also knew of many people that had studied and worked at RMIT and had heard many encouraging experiences.”
Mirlinda believes RMIT provides the ideal university experience for school leavers.
“The big thing that I’ve noticed that is different about RMIT is that it is a very social and welcoming university,” she said.
“I always have different experiences every day coming into uni which makes me so motivated and excited to come in. The experiences my friends have had at different unis don’t compare to RMIT. The city campus especially is so beneficial because it is in the centre of everything, and lunch is never boring!”
“The best thing for me though about studying is meeting new people and working together to complete tasks and assignments. I’ve made multiple friends that have on many occasions encouraged me to study and have made me enjoy my time in classes.”
Getting connecting to the economics and finance industry with a work placement has been a motivating factor for Mirlinda.
“As part of my applied degree, I get to undertake a co-op placement year where I can gain real work experience in an internship that will prepare me for my future within my career,” she said.
“Moreover, some of the subjects I am studying I am really enjoying which is assisting me in determining what I would love to have a career in.
“I am hoping my studies will guide me in the right direction. It is helping me recognise what I like and which economics and finance career I may pursue.”
Story: Rowan Roebig