What is one of your favourite quotes of all time?
“It was all very careless and confused. They were careless people, Tom and Daisy – they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
If you could be anyone else who would you be and why?
I don’t think I’d like to be anyone else because I’m happy with the person I’ve become and am confident in the person I will be!
If you were lucky enough to win the lottery, what would you do?
If I were lucky enough to win the lottery, the money I would receive would be divided for different purposes. First, I would use the money to pay any expenses (such as tuition or extra-curricular activities) for my younger brother and I, since my parents provide us above and beyond what we need. On top of that, I would definitely set aside retirement money for my parents (so they can do activities that they couldn’t do because they had kids, such as travelling the world). I’d most likely set aside another portion of the money to kick start my career and future after I graduate so I can purchase my future home or car. The remaining amount would be divided for travelling and charity.
Why did you become a part of AOA?
From first hearing about AOA, I was instantly intrigued to be part of the association. I have an interest in the field of accounting and with high hopes, I know that AOA will allow me to learn more about the field and allow me to act upon and grow my interest in accounting. Aside from that, my goal is to help others gain appreciation and recognition for accounting as I have. This is where I want to make a difference in the management community, where each student can feel comfortable and confident in their accounting abilities, where they can consider this area as one of their career choices. I know that AOA will give myself and the management community to be more involved and as a first year student, I know that it will help me to transition more smoothly into the university life.