Our 20th genYOU Story features Monique Chow (pictured centre) from the Queensland University of Technology. Monique is an ambitious business student who is always looking for an opportunity to challenge herself!
Name: Monique Chow
Current Role: Business and Law Student at QUT and Corporate Events Director at QUT Business & Management Student Association (BAMSA).
Could you tell us a bit about yourself and where you are headed in your career right now?
I’m Monique and I’m currently in my fourth year of a double degree in Business and Law, majoring in Accounting. At this stage, I’m really starting to consider my life after University and what I’d like to do after I graduate. I’d like to be able to find a job that I enjoy doing, either in auditing and assurance or perhaps in law … I haven’t really decided yet. So I’m still trying to find out what I enjoy doing most.
How has or how is generationYOU helping you achieve your goals?
generationYOU has shown me that it’s never too early to think about your future. I went to one of the genYOU Inspire workshops (How to create a CV and Cover Letter for maximum impact) and I found it extremely helpful for resume advice. My favourite thing about genYOU is the ‘No Filter’ rule. I love being able to hear genuine opinions and feelings that the guest speakers have and just being able to know that they aren’t holding back anything.
Who is your biggest inspiration and why?
My biggest inspiration is definitely my mother. Her family was rather poor, and her options and opportunities were quite limited as a child, but she has moved mountains to be able to be where she is now. Seeing her fighting for her own future every day, and for mine as well, has inspired me to challenge myself and take on the opportunities while I can.
What is the one piece of advice you would love to share with your millennial peers as you reflect on your own journey?
Don’t be afraid to get out there and try new things! If there’s an opportunity that you are interested in, grab it while you still can or somebody else will instead. A lot of times, we shy way from the unknown because we don’t know what’s coming for us – but that’s actually the best part. The other side of that opportunity could mean so many things that you haven’t even begun to imagine! So let’s start saying YES to things!
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