Graduate Analyst at The Treasury
A desire to contribute to economic knowledge and apply this in the real world motivated Carlos So to choose Economics and Finance as his BCom majors.
Programme: Bachelor of Commerce
Subjects: Economics and Finance
"The core subject subjects in the first year of the BCom offer insight into a spectrum of different areas. Having had little or no prior background in these areas, I found all of them to be interesting in their own way. However, it was economics that was the main drawcard for me.
I have a natural tendency to be curious about analysing problems and developing solutions for them, so the issues that are discussed in economics perfectly aligned with my goals.
"During my studies I became aware of the work that research and government agencies do in economics. I realised that the implications of this field could have a massive influence on the lives of New Zealanders. As I continued to study and engaged in networking events with external parties and internal departmental staff, I realised my true ambition was to go into the public sector.
"I first heard about the Graduate Analyst role at Treasury in one of the networking events I attended at the University. I researched the organisation extensively, and decided that was where I would like to work. I applied for the job through their website and managed to secure it 2018. In this role I will be assisting with the publications and activities of the Treasury that impact on the decisions made by government.