Postgraduate student Nguyen is turning his high interest in financial systems into a career investment.

With undergraduate studies safely in the bank in his native Vietnam, he put his money on the University of Newcastle to boost his future job opportunities.

“After gaining entry level knowledge in finance, I realised my career prospects could be enhanced by gaining additional knowledge and skills in the finance industry,” Nguyen said.

“I believe a Masters degree will boost my prospects in the future.”

Nguyen is studying a Master of Business Administration/Master of Applied Finance which he is on track to complete by the end of 2021.

With a fascination for corporate finance and investment analysis, he believes the skills and knowledge learnt at Newcastle will pay off when he returns to Vietnam.

"My curiosity on how investment projects are evaluated, and the risk return trade off in the investments, was the primary reason which influenced me to pursue this program,” Nguyen said.

“Post completion, I plan to apply for a position in the department of planning and investment in my hometown in Vietnam.

“I want to utilise my knowledge and skills that I have acquired at university, so I can contribute to my country. After gaining further experience in the finance sector, I hope to pursue a PhD in finance.”

Nguyen said studying at the University of Newcastle had been a unique learning experience, but it was the fringe benefits that had proved the most rewarding.

“The knowledge I have gained while studying at Newcastle will be a massive boost to my career prospects,” he said.

“Meeting new students from diverse cultural backgrounds have been the most memorable experience I have had at Newcastle.

“The skills gained from various courses and the knowledge gained from interacting with other students, have been priceless.

“I was able to meet new students in every program and have made lifelong friends. This has been the most exciting part of my study journey at Newcastle.”

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