My name is Stephanie Yu and I am the Director of Careers at the La Trobe Commerce Students’ Association (CSA).
The CSA is the official student association for students who are part of the La Trobe Business School. We are here to help students from all disciplines that fall within the School, including accounting, finance, economics, marketing, and management and many more.
We understand that many students are struggling to maintain a well-balanced university life. It is a challenge to find a graduate position or full-time employment after the completion of your degree. CSA strives to help students achieve a balanced university experience by exposing them to professional industries and providing them with the opportunities to network with potential employers and fellow students.
Over the course of the year, we will be running a multitude of different events. We are planning to have speakers from industries such as insurance, recruitment consulting, international development and many more to visit La Trobe over the next couple of months. We also hope to plan social events such as The Commerce Ball, social night etc. in the future.
Being a part of a student society is a great opportunity to meet people and make new friends. It is also a great way to build your leadership and communication skills and gives you a competitive advantage when you are applying for jobs as it shows potential employers that you have a real interest and passion for what you are studying.
Therefore, I encourage all students from the La Trobe Business School to keep a lookout for the CSA around campus. Like us on Facebook (CSA La Trobe) and get involved in the events that we have going throughout the year.
Stephanie Yu is a current third-year student studying Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting. She is the Director of Careers of the CSA and a current intern at the Adecco Group, working in the Procurement area. In addition, she is part of the Student Advisory Group (SAG).