Shalend Anand -  USP Alumni Network

Shalend Anand

1.What is your home country?

2.What programme(s) did you graduate in and in which year?
Bachelor of Arts-Accounting and information system in 2002

3.What was your most memorable moment as a student?

4.Describe your experience while studying at USP.
Fun, cheerful, exiting, and challenging 

5.What was your greatest achievement while studying at USP?
Successful completion of my degree within three years

6.After graduating from USP, what were some of the highlights of your career?
Worked in specialized roles of taxation, financial/treasury/internal, regulatory & compliance audits and currently as a Manager Finance

7.How do you think USP helped you in your career?
It provided me knowledge and developed my skills in the accounting profession.

8.After graduating from USP, what has been your greatest achievement?
Successfully secured a job within two days of my migration to Australia without any family assistance/support in migration and accommodation 

9.What inspires you and why?
My profession as it requires me to always keep updating my knowledge and keeps me motivated.

10.What advice would you give to current and future students of USP?
Never give up and strive for excellence in order to survive in your future job hunts.

11.Please share your top three tips that you think are most important for our current students or recent graduates that will help them when starting out on their career paths.
Be firm and determined in your mind on what you want to achieve and be in your life.
Dont get carried away with the social colorful life of USP.
Always be focused and have a balance of sports and study in life.

12.What has your involvement been with the University since you graduated? 
Enrolled in the masters in commerce-professional accounting program

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