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Real Business : Issue 3 2008
Lisa Trinh ASA Lisa Trinh is over the moon. The University of Queensland graduate has just been seconded to her first project at Boeing Australia. “This is really exciting because not only does the project affect our current business processes, but I’m also working within a team of experts from different business areas,” she enthuses. “I’m learning new stuff every day.” The best thing, she says, is that she’s not just sitting back and taking notes. She’s actually involved in the project and able to apply the principles she’s learning in the CPA Program directly into practice. “In a nutshell, my role is to review, analyse and prepare general ledger accounts, transactions, reconciliations and financial reports. I also provide ad hoc support from a general ledger and financial-reporting per- spective to external and internal (including parent company) customers.” So what advice would Trinh offer to other graduates thinking of applying to Boeing Australia? “Go for it! Boeing Australia’s graduate program uses rotations to provide graduates with opportunities to gain experience in a range of areas within the company. It means you can discover what really interests you and move forward with a career in your chosen field. “Boeing Australia is a huge company with such diverse projects and people. I’ve learnt a great deal during my time here so far, and there are still areas of the company I’m yet to explore, which I’m really looking forward to doing.” What Boeing Australia looks for in a graduate ? strong academic performance ? passionate desire and motivation to succeed ? excellent work and moral ethic ? good communication skills including written and oral ? self-driven REAL BUSINESS ISSUE 3, 2008 27 >
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