Commercial Analyst, Ports of Auckland
Bachelor of Business in Finance and Accounting
Being able to spend two semesters in Singapore as part of his AUT degree was a definite highlight for business alumnus Bin Xu.
“I’ve always been interested in the Asian financial markets. Studying at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore was a great way to gain exposure to this important Asian market.”
Valuable international experience
His international exchange was an invaluable experience, says Bin.
“Nanyang Business School is ranked among the top business schools in the world, and my time in Singapore helped me develop my cultural awareness and expand my networks in Southeast Asia. During my time there I also participated in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Asia Program, a great opportunity to develop my teamwork and leadership skills.”
He says he would highly recommend including an international exchange as part of AUT’s Bachelor of Business.
“You learn so much by pushing yourself out of your comfort zone. You also meet many interesting people and gain exposure to a different culture.”
Leadership and networking opportunities
AUT business students have access to a wide range of opportunities, says Bin who is now a commercial analyst at Ports of Auckland.
“There are so many options to develop your skills and make valuable industry contacts. For example, I participated in AUT’s Shadow a Leader programme and was lucky enough to follow the CEO of Ports of Auckland for a day. This programme nurtured my interest in the logistics industry and trade between New Zealand and China. It has also helped open the door to employment at Ports of Auckland after I graduated.
“Another highlight for me was my final-year workplace experience, which I completed at a Chartered Accountants’ firm in Queenstown. It was a great opportunity to apply what I learned at AUT.”
In 2014, Bin was also part of AUT’s team of finance students that took out the 2014 CFA Institute Research Challenge, hosted by the CFA Society of New Zealand. In March 2015, the team represented New Zealand at the Asia Pacific Challenge in Manila.
Bin, who came to AUT as an international student from China, says he chose AUT for its interactive classes and approachable lecturers.
“My study at AUT was amazing. The staff are wonderful and they’re always willing to help. I would definitely recommend AUT’s Bachelor of Business.”
Last updated: 17-Jul-2017 1.23pm
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