UNSW Accounting Society: 2018 Team

 

UNSW Accounting Society is proud to present the Executive and Directorial team for 2018

Everyone here works towards a common objective: to bridge the gap between UNSW accounting students and the professional world


            President


Ho Jun Tang

Ho Jun Tang

Degree: Bachelor of Commerce/Economics

As an executive of the Accounting Society, I am able to look at the big picture, and make high level moves to improve the society further. Through employing the vision of AccSoc to bridge the gap between students and the professional world, I strive to ensure students realise and take the opportunities in the market to realise their professional goals, whilst ensuring employers are able to access the high level talent at UNSW.


Vice President Internal 


Michelle Sureka Ravi

Michelle Ravi

Degree: Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting, Finance)/Economics (Econometrics)

AccSoc’s internal portfolios focus on both the growth of our internal team members and the academics of all our members. Since the internal side of AccSoc specialises in increased cohesiveness and collaboration, our internal members develop a variety of interpersonal skills and also makes AccSoc unique in catering the needs of UNSW Accounting students. This makes both our internal portfolios truly special.

Vice President External 


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Michael Wang

Degree: Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting, Finance)

The external portfolio provides directors the opportunity to engage with real world professionals, allowing them to achieve the professional development they seek. We leverage our sponsors and run impactful events for students who are similarly seeking to up-skill and find working opportunities. Acting as a sponsorship director in 2017, I was able to land various internships through a newfound confidence and my industry experiences.

Vice President Operations 


Michelle Huang

Michelle Huang 

Degree: Bachelors of Commerce (Accounting)/Fine Arts (Sculpture, Jewellery Design)

As VPO, I get to work with three teams of hardworking, talented and incredible people in the Marketing, IT and Multimedia portfolios to ensure that AccSoc runs smoothly. Some of the many roles that operations portfolios undertake are to help boost event attendance, keep our social media pages and website looking great and in top shape. I’m certain that everything AccSoc has planned for 2018 will help students, regardless of their degree, achieve their personal and professional goals too, just like how it helped me land the internship I wanted.

Vice President Administration


Jonathan Khonasti

Degree: Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting, Finance)

The VPA looks after the administrative tasks of the society which help make sure it can run – from treasury, secretarial tasks and arc requirements. Admin is an important part of any organisation – it is important to keep this in order to pass on to future generations of AccSoc and helps create a document trail of information.

Educational Events Directors


Jenny Zhai

Jenny Zhai

Degree: Bachelor of Commerce/Advanced Mathematics (Honours)

I believe the Educational Events portfolio can directly benefit students of the society in improving not only their knowledge but also their university experience. I hope that through the events, we are able to further spark their interest in accounting and provide opportunities both professionally and academically. I am eager to see both our AccSoc team and students to grow and develop in the upcoming year.


Sherry Jin

Sherry Jin

Degree: Bachelor of Commerce (Finance, Accounting)/Economics

What I love about being part of the Educational Events portfolio is that we’re able to provide opportunities and set students up for success, not only with their technical skills and studies within university, but also their soft skills of which are essential to thrive in a professional environment.

 


HR Directors


Steven Huang

Steven Huang

Degree: Bachelor of Commerce (Finance)/ Information Systems

What I like best about HR is the friendships and bonds that you develop with members within the society. The HR portfolio also provides countless opportunities for students to grow as an individual, through creating and managing their own events, and develop a wide variety of skills that would be invaluable to their future career path.


Gabrielle Hartanto

Gabrielle Hartanto

Degree: Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)/Science (Psychology)

Being able to see the different personalities work together to make up AccSoc has been a really rewarding experience. You get to witness students grow individually and professionally as they step into their roles as leaders and mentors to achieve a common purpose; to connect, develop and inform students in their academic and professional lives. What’s best about being in the HR portfolio is that we’re all about taking a break from the hustle and having a bit of fun! Our goal is to make this year a more enjoyable and memorable one for our AccSoc members.

Sponsorship Directors


Ricky Chin

Ricky Chin

Degree: Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting, Finance)/Economics (Financial Econometrics)

What I love about the sponsorship portfolio is that I get to liaise with various respectable firms, where each representative I meet with has a unique and intriguing vision they would like to bring to AccSoc. As such, being the first point of contact, I am able to make this into a reality and plan and create value-driving events that bring out the best of our members. These events are able ease the transition from high-school to university to the real working world. Hence, playing a part in helping students develop and achieve their goals is the most fulfilling aspect of being apart of the sponsorship portfolio.


Winnie Wang

Winnie Wang

Degree: Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting, Finance)

Being part of the sponsorship portfolio has provided me with the unique opportunity to liaise with sponsors and help organise events that aid students both professionally as well as providing a social platform for them to meet new friends. It has allowed me to develop my ability to communicate effectively with various industry professionals, as well push myself to take on new challenges such as the responsibility of securing sponsorship from certain firms for the society. I am really excited to see how I can work with the team to make 2018 the best year for AccSoc yet!


Ivy Dong

Ivy Dong

Degree: Bachelors of Commerce (International)

The most rewarding experience within sponsorship, is the countless setbacks you encounter. There are times when your ideas are challenged and shut-down. It is then you learn to be persistent, empathize and prepare yourself for these adversity, is when you can convince someone that your opinion is a valuable one. This opportunity to propel AccSoc’s growth is a priceless one, where I can deliver the greatest value by liaising externally to bridge the gap between students and the professional world. I believe then, we can truly make an impact nurture our students to excel as potential high-performing industry professionals.

Marketing Directors


Amit Gopichand

Amit Gopichand

Degree: Bachelor of Commerce (marketing)/Information Systems

For me, the marketing portfolio is great as it connects the student community to all the wonderful things AccSoc works hard towards. With our many unique and innovative ways of reaching the student community, our weekly newsletters and frequent lecture bashes ensure that all students get the opportunity to enhance their university life. In all, being part of such a creative portfolio has allowed me and the rest of my team members to think of new way of engaging the student community and pioneering new marketing strategies.


Adrian Brossard

Adrian Brossard

Degree: Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting, Finance)

I like the marketing portfolio because it gives me the chance to connect with the members of AccSoc while also providing a wide range of roles such as organising our weekly newsletter to organising O-Week. I believe the marketing portfolio benefits UNSW students because we insure they are aware of career boosting and personally developmental AccSoc events. Joining AccSoc played a big part in achieving some of my own academic and professional goals.


IT Directors


Gordon Lam

Gordon Lam

Degree: Bachelors of Commerce (Accounting, Information Systems)/ Economics (Financial Econometrics)

The IT portfolio thrives on a mix of creativity, technical knowledge and teamwork to get work done. In many ways, this gives plenty of room for students to learn new skills or apply skills that often do not get enough practical exposure. If you are a careers minded individual with a fun and vibrant personality, I strongly believe that AccSoc can help you nurture your interests and enable you to grow boundlessly as a person and as a professional.


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Alfred Xing

Degree: Bachelor of Commerce (Finance)/ Computer Science

I enjoy the technical aspects of IT and being able to personally implement what we design into the website. Additionally, given the increasing relevance of web development skills, being able to pass on some of the knowledge I’ve learnt so far to my subcommittee members is rewarding. The website is often the first-place students look for information on societal events and so having an concise and updated website makes AccSoc more readily accessible to everyone.


Multimedia Directors


William Xia

William Xia

Degree: Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting, Finance)/ Economics (Financial Econometrics)

The multimedia portfolio is my favorite portfolio in AccSoc as its the backbone in content creation and branding for the society. It really brings together what we try to bring to students through media such as video, cover photos and merchandise. Through being part of the multimedia portfolio I’ve been able to bring my creative mindset to a new level, trying out new techniques and producing innovative and aesthetic content.

 


Melissa Liu

Melissa Liu

Degree: Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting, Finance)/ Economics (Financial Econometrics)

What I value about being multimedia director for 2018 is I am able to combine both professional development with a productive creative outlet. The position is distinct from what people may think of as more traditionally educational director roles and there is a lot of freedom to explore different creative mediums and styles. Being multimedia director has contributed immensely to increase my exposure to leadership roles and allowed me to become close to an irreplaceable group of passionate, upcoming young professionals.