Tell us a bit about yourself?
Hello I’m Priscilla Pham, I’ve just completed my Bachelor of Environmental Science (Environmental Management and Sustainability) degree at Deakin University. I’ve left CISaustralia as their Student Ambassador and recently joined NAB Financial Planning as a Client Service Officer where I manage client accounts and support the financial adviser in their work, and Tripod as a Programs Coordinator where I ensure everything runs smoothly before, during and after every program. I completed my Cadetship at BP Australia’s head office in the Supply and Logistics team and the Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) sector as a Waste Management Project Coordinator.
What experiences from the Cadetship program have stayed with you the most?
Honestly everything. Everything that I’d learnt from the Doxa Cadetship Program has supported my personal and professional growth and moulded my way of thinking. Going through the Cadetship and team leader roles in Doxa’s other programs introduced me to a new world of opportunities that I’d never thought I could reach, and it taught me a lot about how opportunities can bring out the best in those who weren’t given a chance.
“The best experiences of all is being a part of a growing family that will love you unconditionally and will always be there to support you.”
What’s an achievement you are most proud of and why?
Being the person that I needed when I was younger and living my life the way I’d always wanted; by helping people in many ways that I possibly can and trailblazing through random opportunities that I come by. I’ve finally become a role model and positive influence to the current and future generation of youths, and now I can share the experience of overcoming unfortunate obstacles to those who may need that support.
“Everyone deserves a chance to better their lives no matter how difficult the situation may be.”
What’s the best part of your job?
Being thrown into a continuous learning curve. I have no financial background or enterprise education whatsoever and I’m constantly learning on the job, which means everyday is a day full of curiosity and wonder. I love that both my jobs are flexible and allow me to grow in their industries, whether it be through improving their current systems or by taking initiative in my professional development. Most of all I know that I’m helping someone in someway in my roles and that’s all the satisfaction I truly need in my career life.
“Don’t ever forget that you’re worth all the time and energy it takes to be the person you are now and who you strive to be. Life is worth living.”
What advice for success would you give our current and future Cadets?
It’s okay if you still can’t figure out what you want to do, being true to yourself and your passions are important and a great stepping stone for further opportunities that you may discover later in life. It’s a matter of being proactive, of getting out of your comfort zone and taking the initiative to find the opportunities around you and striking while the iron’s hot.