Celsie Richardson.
Celsie Richardson. Richard Forbes

World of banking enriches minds

CELSIE Richardson is still pretty excited about her visit to UBS Financial Services in Sydney.

UBS (the Union Bank of Switzerland) is a leading global wealth manager and investment bank, and a leader in Swiss commercial and retail banking.

The 16-year-old Richmond River High School student said that "it was amazing".

"I was one of 50 students from NSW and Victoria who had this opportunity," Celsie said.

"We learned about investment banking and the many different careers available, including mergers and acquisitions, or being a research analyst.

"There were lectures on the world of banking and its new concepts and we met successful business people like UBS CEO, David Wilson.

"We had to present relevant information from a case last year (Fletcher and Crane), and investigate the financial side of hostile takeovers. Of the seven groups, mine finished second.

"As part of my HSC, one day a week I work at Summerland Credit Union. It may or may not be a pathway as such, but it is a positive step.

"I can definitely see myself in business and finance or investment banking, dealing with the business side of banking.

"So, if I get a good ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) next year, I should achieve my goal.

"At this point, I think I'd like to attend uni in Sydney, and do a double degree, Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Commerce.

"This is something I recommend all Business Studies students apply to attend. It was a wonderful experience."

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