Alex Dalczynski is studying a Bachelor of Laws/Commerce, as the flexible double degree caters to his interests in a broad range of industries.
He’s also a student ambassador for CPA Australia, and works as a corporate restructuring accountant a few days a week.
What are you studying, and why did you choose this degree?
I chose to study a Bachelor of Laws/Commerce because I was unsure as to what career I wanted to pursue following university. I knew that the double degree would make me employable across a broad range of industries that I was interested in and that’s why I thought it was the best choice for me!
How are you finding your studies so far?
My studies have been very interesting and worthwhile. I have learnt numerous skills that I always thought I would have great difficulty learning such as confident public speaking, high-level analytical thinking as well as succinct, clear and persuasive writing.
What is the best thing about studying at ANU?
In my view, the best thing about studying at ANU is the teaching staff. Their doors are always open to have a chat about things like courses, career paths, dealing with stress and life in general.
What are your career goals?
My career goals are regularly changing as I’m maturing and discovering more of life’s realities. One of my goals that haven’t changed for a long-time has been my desire to become a helpful and proactive leader with specialised knowledge in a field.
If you don’t live on campus, do you have a favourite spot at ANU where you like to hang out?
My favourite spot to hang out at the ANU is anywhere with Mee’s sushi, the best sushi at ANU and in the world.
What do you enjoy doing outside of your study? Are you involved in any sports, societies or student clubs?
Outside of study I spend my time working as a corporate restructuring accountant a few days a week. I also like to stay physically active every day, usually through either long-distance running, going to the gym, playing soccer or playing tennis.
At the moment I’m a student ambassador for CPA Australia and I used to be involved in the Trading & Investment Collective as their director of marketing. I should note that the ANU has so many clubs and societies that it seems like every interest is covered no matter how weird or wacky.
What is your favourite thing about Canberra?
My favourite thing about Canberra is its relative high standard of living. There is very little traffic, the city is clean and well looked after and there are plenty of opportunities to have fun and meet like-minded people.