Commerce Student Association La Trobe University

By Evelyn Palmese

Hi fellow La Trobe Business School Students,

My name is Evelyn Palmese and I am the President of the La Trobe Commerce Students’ Association (CSA) for 2016. This year I will be entering my fourth and final year of a Bachelor of Accounting/ Bachelor of Finance double degree. As a student of La Trobe I understand that students are constantly striving and struggling to maintain a well-balanced university life. I am also highly aware of the stresses and difficulties that students often face when searching for employment for after they have completed their University degree.

Since our inception the CSA has strived to help students have a balanced university experience, by exposing them to professional industry and by providing them with the opportunities and tools that will place them in good stead when seeking employment. We also seek to organize networking opportunities with potential employers and fellow students through various enjoyable and informative events.

The CSA is the official student association on campus, which aims to further the interests of all 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, just to name a few.

Over the course of the year we will be running a multitude of different events starting with our Career Development Month which will be happening over March and April. During this time students will be able to attend workshops run by leading industries such as EY, CPA, CA and FPA, as well as a large careers expo that will bring together the entire month. There will also be the CSA Ball, and a Q&A panel and networking event, which will give students the opportunity to meet more of their peers and chat with individuals from across the industry. Also, don’t forget to look out for the two careers guides that we will be releasing and our stalls that will be popping up across the Uni during the year.

Being a part of a student society, especially a School based one, is a great way to meet people. It is also a great way to show potential employers that you have a real interest and passion for what you are studying, giving you that extra competitive advantage when applying for jobs.

Therefore I encourage all students from the La Trobe Business School to keep a look out for the CSA around campus, like us on Facebook and really get involved in the events that we have going through the year.

Wishing you all a fun and successful 2016!