Meet Olivia Robertson, BDO's Audit Graduate

Meet BDO Auckland at the 2020 CDES Business and Law Expo!

Olivia Robertson

Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Commercial Law, the University of Auckland

Did your career plans change as you studied?

Initially I did not know what I wanted to major in but once I had done accounting I chose that as my major and knew I wanted to have a career in the financial industry, it was during my degree that I decided I wanted to work in a professional services firm and take the accounting path.

Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years time?

I hope to have completed my chartered accountancy and remain working within a professional services firm.

How valuable was your internship OR work experience for you as a student? How did this help you fine-tune where you wanted to head?

I had multiple jobs throughout my university degree which weren’t accounting base but set me up to learn about different industries. I personally didn’t feel behind other graduates at my firm having not done an internship but believe it would have been beneficial experience.