Amrita Devi Prakash


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  • Campus: University of Sydney, Main Campus, Camperdown, NSW

Amrita Devi Prakash

What are you studying?

Accounting and Finance majors.

What you are interested in outside of Uni and work?

I love baking and in the future would like to start a small bakery business, I am a self-taught henna artist and I enjoy Bollywood dancing.

What are your career/life aspirations?

My career goal is to become a Chartered Accountant and work for one of the Big 4. I am looking for the opportunity to learn and develop my skills whereby I can work my way up the corporate ladder to high positions having direct impact to businesses. The accounting industry is constantly growing through innovation and new ideas. I thrive towards developing myself into an individual that can keep up with this fast paced industry and can respond efficiently and effectively to changes.

My desire is to work closely with business and owners whereby I am able to play a role and witness their progression and success. Being able to positively impact a business through my skills is a rewarding and invaluable experience I aspire towards.

If you had any advice for your fellow students about tackling university or preparing for the 'real' world, what would it be?

My advice would be to keep persevering. There will be multiple obstacle you will tackle particularly when studying accounting however the last thing you want to do is be doubtful. Work hard and take full advantage of the opportunities that are available to you. It is important to realise that at the end of the day marks are not the be all end all.

Learn from your failures, pick yourself back up and develop yourself into a resilient individual. All the experiences you face at university will in some way parallel with the experiences you may face in the real world. Therefore it is important to keep an open mind and be eager to learn.

What was your first impression of studying accounting/business?

My first semester at university was difficult as I had to quickly grasp the new terminology and concepts. However throughout the semester I had discovered not only the difficulty of accounting but the important role accountants have.

Tell me how you first got involved in with accounting/business, what inspired you?

Having completed high school with a mindset that I would become a Pharmacist my decision to undertake a degree in accounting was unforeseen, yet a decision that I would not change. After being selected for an interview into the UTS Co-op Accounting program, which I was unsuccessful in, I had realised that I should undertake a degree in Commerce majoring in Accounting and Finance. What inspired me the most was being able to learn about various industries and having the ability to positively impact a business with you own personal efforts.