Patrick Schaefer

Details

  • Email: careers.sa@charteredaccountantsanz.com
  • Campus: University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA

Patrick Schaefer

What are you studying?

Accounting and Law.

Why did you want to become a CA Student Rep?

I wanted to become a CA Student Rep because I recognise the amazing opportunities CA provides to students and graduates in developing their careers and I felt it would be an amazing opportunity to establish lifelong professional relationships with my peers.

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

Optimistic, hardworking, professional, charismatic, insightful and generous.

What you are interested in outside of Uni and work?

I love to read about history, I am fascinated by the past and the life changing moments that have shaped the world we live in. My favourite sport is boxing, (even though I'm mostly on the receiving end), I love the country and exploring the path less travelled.

What are your career/life aspirations?

I have always wanted to work for a major construction firm, masterminding major projects and developments.

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

I think it is essential for university students to obtain employment experience in their industry, it gives you a sharp realisation of the gaps in your knowledge, develops your professional skills and can allow you to identify whether its the right fit for you.