Postgraduate Degree: Master of Public Relations & Advertising
Current Position: Founder of Balloonation
I came to Australia 5 years ago as an international student and I’ve always fancied working in an Advertising agency, which is the reason why I chose PR and Advertising for my degree. Studying at UNSW was a dream come true for me, it was my first time studying abroad and it’s where all of my connections began.
Not really. I was pretty lost after completing my Masters degree. I had to choose between staying or leaving Australia. And here I am.
I was a shy girl from an Asian country. My time at UNSW has transformed me into an entrepreneur by pushing me to speak up, to communicate and to do things that the old me wouldn’t dare to do.
It helped me think critically, communicate effectively not just when I was doing my assignments but after I graduated. I think UNSW Art & Social Sciences is really something worth studying. The skills I’ve acquired are highly transferable, from uni to the workplace, to working on my own thing.
There are so many things to discover and learn about, but for everything I see, I will always see it in different perspectives because everything is not what it seems.
I have never been to an interview for a job in my field, as being an entrepreneur is my passion. It doesn’t mean that I wasted my degree; I have applied the things I’ve learned to my own business, and I love what I’m doing.
After completing my degree, I decided to study another Master in Business Analysis. The combination of the two degrees has offered me an opportunity to look at things in a creative mind in business. That’s where Balloonation and Three Sisters Event Stylists were formed.
Don’t just study. Do something that complements what you are learning in the classroom!
I found love.
It’s perfectly linked to my degree even though I’m not in the industry. Being able to control something and make my creative mind work to bring happiness to others, that’s my motto.