Samuel Brown


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  • Campus: Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria

Samuel Brown

What are you studying?

Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting.

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

In an increasingly fast-paced and globalised world, the principles of community and empathy can be lost. I believe these qualities are vital to the improvement our world, and should be incorporated into the way business is run in the future. Companies that genuinely strive to achieve these ideas as a primary goal are perfectly positioned to excel in business and contribute to making the world a better place. In my future career I hope to be able to work for a company that truly strives for these ends, and enables me to be at the forefront, driving this change.

What you are interested in outside of Uni and work?

I have a huge interest in sport, especially AFL, NBA and cricket. This interest was instilled at a young age by my father. This interest also lead to my hobby of collecting NBA trading cards of Australian players in the NBA, primarily Matthew Dellavedova and Patty Mills. My collection is pretty vast, with some extremely rare cards. I have an avid interest in films, particularly in Australian films. I love photography, and also run an Instagram page that centres on my enjoyment of craft beer.

What are your career/life aspirations?

I would love to work in a company that inspires me, or represents a passion I hold. Working in a management role in a company within the sporting or film industry is definitely a goal, as well as a renewable energy company. I aim to gain roles that allow me to become a leader and help foster the change I want to see.

What was your first impression of studying accounting/business?

I was initially struck by the great people I started to meet. All passionate, fun and energetic. The work is structured but not rigidly so. There is plenty room to manoeuvre and dabble in different disciplines to find which one excites you the most. Everything you learn is interesting and you know it is all important and relevant to apply in real world situations.

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

The career opportunities and directions that can present themselves are endless, and that is exciting. Whether you want to work for a company, start your own, or work overseas, there is no prescribed path and you can forge your own way in pursuit of your goals.