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Sarah Paloni, Gradudate Diploma of Legal Practice; Bachelor of Actuarial Studies/Bachelor of Law

Sarah Paloni

Gradudate Diploma of Legal Practice; Bachelor of Actuarial Studies/Bachelor of Law

Grad Dip of Legal Practice; Bachelor of Actuarial Studies / LLB '12

I graduated from the ANU with a double degree in Actuarial Studies and Laws in 2012. My double degree in Actuarial Studies and Laws is a rarefied undergraduate academic experience. Both are challenging and highly rewarding courses.

On the Actuarial side of the degree, I was trained in statistics, economics, finance and actuarial subjects, all taught with a high degree of quantitative content and mathematical work. In the Law side of the degree, I was exposed to a wide range of legal topics, which required me to develop and use my written and verbal communication skills to construct arguments and subsequently produce letters of advice.

Both of these disciplines have set me up to tackle any problems and have provided me with the ability to deliver positive changes in the community and in people’s lives.

Why did you choose to study at ANU?

In my opinion there are four main reasons that set ANU apart from other universities. These include ANU’s campus, excellent student facilities, various accommodation options and learning opportunities.

Studying at ANU has provided me with the opportunity to study at a university with a strong academic focus, excellent staff and up-to-date facilities in a unique setting.  I have been able to meet people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

ANU has a large student population and it is easy to meet and make new friends around campus from very diverse backgrounds and regions. The lectures and tutorials have developed my skills and knowledge and have challenged my perceptions in many areas of my degree.

What are your best memories of your time at ANU?

The best aspects of my time at ANU include meeting new people, learning, being actively involved in club and societies and participating in fitness groups. 

Clubs and societies at the ANU are one of the highlights of campus life.  There are over 110 to choose from and it a great way to make new friends, learn skills and undertaken activities which you would have never thought of doing. For instance, I am actively involved in the the Actuarial Studies, Finance, Economics and Commerce (AFEC) Student Society of the ANU, Mooting and an ANU College of Business and Economics Student Ambassador role.

How has your time at ANU influenced your career?

The subjects in my degree have provided me a solid foundation for future practical use and want to expand my knowledge.

The ANU has helped me with my personal and career development by providing opportunities to attend and participate in courses that are relevant to industry work. Further, my time at university has provided me with many experiences such as group assignments which simulate ‘real-life’ projects as well as individual research which I can take and use in working life.

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