Chloe Reid


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Chloe Reid

What are you studying?

Accounting and Law.

Why did you want to become a CA Student Rep?

When I started university a CA Student Representatives came into my first year accounting classes and shared some of the opportunities they had because of the industry. I was skeptical that accounting would really be able to offer me more than any other discipline. However, after throwing my self into accounting I can definitively say I have never had so many diverse opportunities come from one decision. I became a Student Rep because I wanted to be able to share with peers and those who are starting their education journey how accounting can open doors for them.

How do you want to make a difference in the world?

An opportunity I have due to the skills I gained within accounting is serving on two non-for profit boards within a treasury/accounting capacity. It is an invaluable experience to be trained at the beginning of my career to consider the positive impact accounting can have on the world. As I grow within the accounting industry I want to make a difference by never losing the core truth that accounting prosperity and community prosperity are inseparable.

What was your first impression of studying accounting/business?

My first impression of studying business was how relevant it was to my life outside of university. From small frilliest things such as how marketing affected my Instagram posts to bigger life decisions, such as how to budget properly so I could afford rent. As I have continued through the degree the practical aspects have become more penitent, from management skills that have helped in leadership positions to technical accounting that has helped me progress at work.

What was your fondest memory from university so far?

My fondest memory from university was receiving my first grade. I felt like an absolute imposter sitting in lectures and tutorials, goggling how to log onto the university system and questing why everyone else in class seemed to know every answer even through it was week one. However, I remember finally being able to figure out how to access my grades and seeing the first result and thinking I can do this, I'm not an imposter I'm just learning. It was a massive relief to realise just because it doesn't make sense strait away doesn't mean it never will.

What would you tell someone who is thinking about studying business/accounting?

I went to university thinking I was going to do marketing; I worked in marketing and had previously studied fashion design, so it made sense. Once I started my core business subjects I realised there was much more the business then I first perceived. For me marketing felt vague it was neither right nor wrong, where as accounting had answers. Accounting still gave me the ability to create, which was what I was attracted to in marketing but its value was more definitive.