• Catherine Elliott
    Catherine Elliott

    Catherine Elliott

    Why did you choose to study economics and finance? Federation Business School was my first preference for study after finishing school. It has smaller class sizes and a great leadership program, and  I wanted to study somewhere that not only cared about my academic progress, but also gave me opportunities to develop my skills outside of the classroom.

    What was the best thing about your course? Federation Business School has an open-door policy and is progressive about students’ needs and participation. Currently I’m spending six months in South Korea as part of the New Colombo Plan project and last year I was privileged enough to meet with Julie Bishop, international ambassadors and DFAT staff as part of the same plan. I also had the opportunity to attend interstate conferences and travel to Singapore. What I have really enjoyed about my program is the Work Integrated Learning imbedded in my program. Last year I completed an internship and was able to use content from my studies of financial management, statistics and economics, and apply them to projects in a finance department. 

    What was the worst thing about your course? I can honestly say nothing! I have enjoyed every aspect of my time with Federation Business School. 

    What work do you hope to find? I would love to work in a government department, advising on economics.

    What advice would you give to students considering studying economics and finance? Don’t be close minded towards studying at a regional university. The staff at Federation Business School have inspired, motivated and challenged me to think critically and creatively about every aspect of my degree. 

    Have you completed further study/will you do so in the future? I am due to complete my undergraduate degree this year and will hopefully commence honours next year.


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