Meet Edward Le: Bachelor of Commerce student
Like many young people, Edward was drawn to a range of different careers before settling on studying the Bachelor of Commerce with majors in Finance and Management.
"When it came to choosing my majors, I learned from my high school leadership roles that I wanted to explore a career in management. I love communicating and meeting new people; you never know what knowledge and experiences you can gain from simply shaking someone’s hand and starting a conversation."
Edward says the most valuable aspect of his commerce degree has been the diversity of knowledge and broad selection of subjects on offer.
With the breadth option, I’m not only able to complete subjects that contribute to my majors in Finance and Management, but to also explore skills outside of my course.
A music enthusiast, Edward has recently completed the World Music Choir subject which, he says, provided him with a break from theory-related subjects and allowed him to indulge in his passion for singing.
One of the other highlights of Edward’s study experience so far has been the International Business Experience program, where he collaborated with students from O. P. Jindal Global University, discovered new insights into Indian business culture and completed a research project.
"We had the privilege to experience Immersion Visit sessions provided by Bain & Company, KPMG India, SEWA Delhi, Craftizen Foundation, the Australian High Commission and Manvendra Singh Gohil (an Indian Prince). This has enhanced my study experience by opening my eyes to new international business approaches, enabling me to communicate with people from across the globe."
In addition to studying full time, Edward is also involved in a number of University clubs and sports teams, and works as a finance broker support, private tutor and freelance graphic designer.
He also works as a project support officer at Equal Ed, a social enterprise that aims to empower the community through educational services, which has led to an interest in pursuing a career in consulting.
I hope my Bachelor of Commerce degree will provide me with the financial and managerial foundations to one day open my own business and positively impact the world.
Edward hopes to obtain a graduate position at a firm where he can deepen his understanding of finance and business. He also has plans to one day open his own social enterprise to continue helping his local community and expand the impact on a global scale.
Study commerce in 2023
Find out about course entry requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce, so you can start planning for your future at Melbourne.