Andrew Dai

Details

  • Email: careers.nsw@charteredaccountantsanz.com
  • Campus: University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW

Andrew Dai

What are you studying?

Accounting and Finance.

Why did you want to become a CA Student Rep?

Being a CA Student Representative is a great opportunity for me to inform my peers of the fantastic career paths waiting for them post-graduation (especially once you have a diploma under the CA program!). It's not everyday you get to work with like-minded individuals who help broaden your personal brand and develop industry skills.

What you are interested in outside of Uni and work?

I'm an extremely passionate foodie and I love to travel! Recently, I visited Japan and Korea and can't stop having cravings for a particular bowl of ramen noodles (it's what dreams are made of!). I really enjoy living in Sydney because every type of cuisine is available, so much that I'm considering starting a food blog sometime in the near future. Let me know if you have any suggestions!

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

Embrace the unknown! Sometimes you will just not know what to expect but that is perfectly fine. Being uncomfortable is all part of the learning process and you'll find that if you get involved in uni and the community early, you will be miles ahead of others when it comes to applying for a job, communicating with other peers or just being an adult in general!

What was your first impression of studying accounting/business?

I was amazed when I first walked into my Accounting lecture at the sheer number of students studying business. Seeing 500 people packed into one theatre made me realise that business has so many different practical applications in the real world and is definitely in demand by the industry - this cemented my passion and made me really excited for what will happen to the financial services industry in the near future.

What was your fondest memory from university so far?

During July 2016, I was with a group of UNSW students who travelled to Singapore and Malaysia to attend the Asia-Pacific Model United Nations Conference. It was so interesting to meet other students from all across the world, and an absolute pleasure to be able to debate with them. It really showed me how much common ground I had not just with fellow peers at UNSW, but all across the globe.