Elianna Ashton


  • Email: careers.nz@charteredaccountantsanz.com
  • Campus: Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, Nelson.

Elianna Ashton

What are you studying?

Bachelor of Commerce - Accounting.

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

I want to help make the world a more equal and fair place for everyone to live in.

How would your friends, family or a colleague describe you?

Friendly, determined, and a bit of a clean freak.

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

Don't agonize - strategise! Being organised is key. If you take the time to be strategic about how you tackle assessments etc. you will be far more productive and be able to afford to take breaks when you need them.

What do you wish other people knew about studying business/accounting?

It is far more interesting than it sounds and provides you with a skill set that has a wide range of applications.

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

Try to get some work experience at an accounting firm/business first - and then go for it!