Professional Development Week 2014: KPMG

Last Wednesday a group of eager ASA members braved the rainy Melbourne weather to attend the second instalment of ASA’s Professional Development Week at KPMG. First up was an invaluable welcoming speech delivered by Graduate Recruitment Consultant, Nova, which outlined KPMG’s point of difference and handy tips for success in the competitive application process. Following this was an insightful discussion with one of KPMG’s managers in...

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Professional Development Week 2014: PwC

As part of ASA’s Professional Development Week, students attended PwC’s offices in Southbank where they were able to experience firsthand the operations of a top- tier professional services firm. The day comprised an introductory speech by Campus Recruitment Advisor Grant, who gave the 20 enthusiastic first- and second-year Commerce students a reminder of ‘top tips and tricks’, as well pointers on what not to do in an interview...

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Q&A 2014

Q&A 2014

On the night of Tuesday 18 March, ASA, in conjunction with the Computing & Commerce Association (CCA) of Monash University, hosted its first major event of the year – the Q&A Evening. Held at the InterContinental at Rialto, the venue bespoke sophistication and was a perfect backdrop against which the one hundred attendees could interact with the professional firms present. This included an array of professional services firms and...

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Welcome Back BBQ 2014

Welcome Back BBQ 2014

On the first Tuesday of the academic year, CSS, FMAA and ASA teamed together to host our first event of the year, a Welcome Back BBQ. As the barometer soared above 33 degrees, members formed a line of epic proportions to receive delicious food and refreshments. Numerous firms and accreditation bodies such as EY, PwC, KPMG, Deloitte, Pitcher Partners and CPA were all in attendance, with representatives and members conversing over sausages and...

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APPE 2

APPE 2

Dear ASA Blog, Last week I had the most fabulous Tuesday night. It was time for the semester two round of ASA’s famous Accounting Professional Pathways Evening! From 6:00pm students came trickling into the event, where all our sponsors had their booths set up, ready to impart their knowledge! It was great to see so many of our members come to our event and sign so many new members up! All dressed as young professionals, looking to impress, of...

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Welcome Back to Semester 2 BBQ

Welcome Back to Semester 2 BBQ

Dear ASA Blog, On the second day of the new semester, a refreshingly warm winter afternoon, ASA hosted its traditional Welcome Back BBQ on South Lawn. New and returning members enjoyed delicious snags and drinks, and took the opportunity to discuss their holiday breaks and look forward to the opportunities ahead in the next twelve weeks, in particular ASA’s flagship event, the Accounting Professional Pathways Evening to be held on Tuesday 13...

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