Tell us about your university experience at Swinburne Sarawak.
My experience at Swinburne Sarawak will always be close to my heart. Throughout my university life, I always had really amazing, fun and kind lecturers with years of experience in the industry and academia. It was at Swinburne that I had many opportunities to get involved in various events. Not only did this expose me to things I’d never done before but it also gave me the opportunity to meet students from all around the world, many of whom have become dear friends.
You were the valedictorian at the 2018 graduation ceremony and recipient of the Sarawak Foundation’s Graduate Excellence Award. What’s your secret?
I always believe in giving my absolute best in anything I set my mind to and seeing every setback as an opportunity to do something better. This often involves a lot of discipline, hard work and effort. Striking a balance between both academic and non-academic activities is even more important. I believe I was granted the great honour not just because of academic related achievements but also because of my active involvement in other activities. A greater emphasis on developing ourselves in both areas is what will lead to success in the future.
And finally, accountants are generally introverts and boring. Myth or fact?
Definitely a myth! I think people tend to think that we spend all our time looking at numbers but that is far from what really goes down every day. Working in the audit line requires you to always be ready to respond to various situations and know how to effectively communicate with various parties. The pressure and nature of the job actually make us very interesting people. We might just throw in a financial tip in our conversations, too!