Chu Xin Huange

Chu Xin Huang

Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Accounting and Finance)

ChuXin Huang came to ANU from China via foundation studies at ANU College, where she topped her cohort. She has gone on to be one of our highest performing students, securing an International Merit Scholarship and a couple of prizes for accounting along the way. Yet, for all her obvious talents in accounting, it is the finance element of her degree that has really stimulated her interest:

“I really like the dynamics of the financial markets,” she says, “I found that fascinating, so that’s why I chose to stay with that as a career.

“I did an internship with Deutsche Bank at the start of the year – two months, with one in Hong Kong and the other in Singapore. It was a really useful experience, getting used to a fast-paced working environment.”

Now, with her degree complete, she has secured a position on the bank’s graduate program, based back in Hong Kong, working as a market analyst.

Reflecting on her time at ANU, ChuXin has no doubts she chose the right university.

The ANU experience has really broadened my horizons. I used to think about life like I lived in a small cave but after coming to Australia I started to realise how big the world is, and I want to experience the culture of differnt countries.

“I would say it has exceeded my expectations. Particularly some of the extra-curricular activities, the student societies I joined, and College life. But also, the teaching staff have all been really helpful and I’ve found many of the courses really interesting. Microeconomics with Dr Paul Chen was one I particularly enjoyed.

“I really appreciated the Commerce program’s flexibility,  and the range of courses. I was able to two majors and still choose other courses from elsewhere the University. I was majoring in finance and accounting, but was able to do a course in philosophy too – that was great.”

“It’s been wonderful meeting people from different cultural backgrounds and I’ve made some really good friends. I guess I wouldn’t have had that opportunity to meet people of other nationalities if I’d studied in China. The experience has really broadened my horizons. I used to think like I lived in a small cave but after coming to Australia I started to realise how big the world is, and I want to experience the culture of different countries.”

ChuXin starts work at Deutsche Bank in April next year. Between now and then she’s not letting the grass grow under her feet. She has started a summer research internship with the Research School of Accounting and Business Information Systems which will take her through to the end of January. After that, there’ll probably be a return to China, and possibly some work towards Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts accreditation. And if she can fit in some travel too – so much the better:

“If I can, I’d really love to go to Japan. It’s such a fascinating country but I’ve never been there before.”

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