RMIT empowers alumnus to discover new ways to create community impact

RMIT empowers alumnus to discover new ways to create community impact

Nguyen Thi Anh Ngoc declined three scholarship offers from universities abroad, before identifying RMIT University as the best school to academically support her dream to help others.

As a high school student, Ngoc knew she wanted to build a career that helped people in need.

Even though the Bachelor of Business (Logistics & Supply Chain Management) graduate wanted to study occupational therapy, she “decided to enrol in a business program at RMIT University following [her] parents’ expectations”.

news-1-rmit-empowers-alumnus-to-discover-new-ways-to-create-community-impact RMIT University Bachelor of Business (Logistics & Supply Chain Management) graduate Nguyen Thi Anh Ngoc was presented with an RMIT scholarship in her first year of studying at the university.

“After three and a half years of studying, I realised being a healthcare practitioner is not the only way to help others and doing business is not all about profits,” Ngoc said.

In her first year, she achieved a university scholarship following her outstanding academic results. She also took advantage of her time at RMIT to explore her strengths and other career avenues that she knew could help people and create a positive community impact.

“I was passionate about supporting other students and improving the student experience, so I actively worked with RMIT lecturers to provide student feedback and suggest more practical assessments for different courses during my three years as a Program Tutor or a Peer Assisted Study Session Leader,” she said.

Ngoc also took every opportunity to get involved in key University events to develop her leadership skills, share her experiences and inspire current and prospective students.

She represented RMIT University in many local and international competitions including the 2017 Regional Finals of the ASEAN Data Science Explorers (ADSE) in Indonesia and the HSBC Asia-Pacific Business Case Competition in Hong Kong in the same year.

She graduated in 2019 with a distinction, and was recognised with a School of Business and Management Excellence Award.

news-3-rmit-empowers-alumnus-to-discover-new-ways-to-create-community-impact Ngoc (left) helped young Vietnamese people develop their skills at the Pathfinder Scouts Vietnam Youth Forum this year.

Now, the RMIT alumnus works in a Big4 consulting firm, while also finding time to spend on community projects.

“Being a member of Pathfinder Scouts Vietnam is a great opportunity for me to engage in programs and activities that will have a lasting impact on the empowerment of young people here,” she said.

While Ngoc did not get an undergraduate scholarship when she initially applied to attend RMIT University, she didn’t consider it a barrier.

"Even if you aren’t offered a scholarship, RMIT University will be a place where you can grow stronger and achieve so much more beyond your limitations.”

Story: Thuy Le

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