CPA Australia student ambassador Lam Ngoc Trang said she is the link between the professional accounting body and RMIT Vietnam students.
Lam Ngoc Trang supports CPA Australia by promoting the accounting body’s resources in RMIT Vietnam libraries as well as running student information sessions on the accounting and finance profession.
The high-achieving 22- year-old is also president of the RMIT Vietnam Accounting Club in Hanoi.
According to Senior Accounting Lecturer Ng Chee Yew, Trang is an active, enthusiastic accountancy student with strong organisational abilities and group work skills.
“Trang was selected because of her outstanding academic results and voluntary roles,” Mr Yew said, who nominated Trang for the ambassador position.
Trang, who was also selected as a part-time student advisor for students studying commercial law, aims to attract more students to CPA Australia events.
“RMIT Vietnam’s commerce and accountancy students are CPA Australia’s target customers,” she said.
“And because the curriculum is similar to the CPA Australia 12 course program, RMIT Vietnam students are already eligible for credit for part of the course.”
In 2014, Trang interned at CPA Australia as a Business Development Support Assistant.
Trang said the internship was a great opportunity to gain experience working with CPA Australia experts.
“As an intern I was treated as a full-time CPA Australia officer and had opportunities to meet several industry professionals,” she said.
Trang’s first steps in the field have earned her an internship at KPMG, one of the Big Four professional services networks.
This story was first published in RMIT Vietnam's Exchange magazine.