Grant Thornton – Interview Workshop

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Did you finally get an interview for the job you were really excited about, but don’t know how to prepare for the day? Or do you have to go through an assessment centre before getting the interview?

ASA has got you covered. We are delighted to host an Interview & Assessment Centre Workshop with Grant Thorton!

What to expect?
Get tips on interview etiquettes and assessment centres

Get your questions answered by a professional from GT

Increase your chances of landing your dream job!

When and where?
Date: 12th August, Thursday
Time: 4 – 6pm
Venue: ZOOM

Register now!

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ShineWing – Service Line Event

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Want to apply for an internship but don’t know which service line to choose? Have zero knowledge of each service line and want to know more? Well ASA’s got you covered!

Join our ShineWing Service Line Event! This is a fantastic opportunity to network and gain knowledge on the type of work each service line does and ShineWing’s recruitment process.

ShineWing representatives will be able to answer any questions and even provide insight on their Vacation and Graduate Programs.

Service lines include:
– Tax
– Business Private Client Advisory
– Audit & Assurance

You do not want to miss this wonderful opportunity!

Date: Thursday, 5th August
Time: 5 – 6:30pm
Venue: ZOOM

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Register now!



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Hiya guys! 💖 Are you keen to meet new people? 🤩 Do you want to break out of your comfort zone? Or maybe you’re just down for a chill session to escape the madness of COVID… 🤪

ASA is welcoming all MQ students to a Meet & Greet! 🤝

We’ll do some icebreakers to get to know you all a little better🗣 Then, we can play some fun team-building games!👾 Make sure to have some snacks by your side to munch on too! 😄

🗓 When: Tuesday 27th July 2021
⏰ Time: 2-4pm
🗺 Where: Zoom (link will be posted closer to the date)

We hope to see you there! 👀

Join our DISCORD server to participate in our giveaway!

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ASA x Enactus Negotiation Masterclass

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Have you dreamt of becoming a master negotiator, using it to your advantage?

Do you want to learn a valuable soft skill, that can be used in everyday life?

The art of negotiation is a valuable skill that can be utilised in roles such as tax advisory, auditing and in various other service lines!

Come and attend our online zoom event: ‘Negotiation Masterclass’ hosted by ASA and Enactus MQ with our guest speaker Dr Jun Gu.

This Masterclass aims to teach students how to utilise the vital skill of negotiation in real life and in various situations to make sure they always have the upper hand.

Date: 1st of April 2021
Time: 3:00-4:30 pm
Location: online Zoom event

Learn the subtle art of negotiation!

Register for the event!

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📢Meet & Greet📢 ​

Are you looking to make new friends and have fun over food and games? 😝 Then look no further, ASA Meet, Greet & Eat is where you need to be! 🥰​

Bond with an amazing bunch of like-minded people over fun team-building games, social networking, and most importantly, FOOD! 🍕​

So what are you waiting for? Head on over to Waterloo Park ⛳️ on Tuesday, 9th of March, 1:30-3:30 pm to join us for some fun and games! 💫🏀​

Click “going” on our event page!


ASA Subcommittee Recruitment

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ASA’s Sub-Committee Recruitment is finally OPEN, and this is your chance to become a part of the ASA family and develop your professional skills amongst like-minded peers! 💃​

Maximise your university experience and grow your employability skills by organising professional & social events, expanding your network, and forming long-lasting friendships – all the while having fun! 🎉​

What roles are available? ​
Marketing & Publications 📣📣​
Secretary & Events 🤝🤝​

Whether you are a new university student or near graduate, all are welcome to apply regardless of your experience! 🗣​

Apply with the link below ✍️✍️​
Join the team!

When is the deadline? ⌛​
Submissions close on Sunday 28th of February at 6 PM


ASA 2021+ Publication

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A new day, a new week and a new publication out now today! 🌟🌟
ASA is proud to present ASA+ 2021 – a university and career guide designed for students by the students! 📕
We understand how daunting and difficult that transition from high school to university to landing that first job can be. Whether you are in your first semester or your last, ASA has got you covered with tips and tricks on how to maximise your time at university and the resources available to kickstart your career. ​
What are you waiting for? Click the link below to start reading!​

ASA x Grant Thornton – ‘Careers in Tax & Audit’

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Looking to continue your professional development over the summer break? Considering a potential career in Tax and Audit?​ ASA has partnered with Grant Thornton to answer all your burning questions! Attend our Q&A event, where GT representatives will provide their first-hand experiences of working in the tax and audit service lines.​
When: 4th of December, 12 – 1:30pm
Where: Zoom (link will be provided through email)​

Don’t miss out, register with the link below!​​

Keep up-to-date by clicking “interested” or “going” on our event page!​

Intro to CAANZ – Q&A Information Session

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Looking to get certified as a Chartered Accountant (CA) but not sure how to get started? 🤨​

ASA has proudly partnered with CAANZ to bring to you ‘Intro to CAANZ – Q&A Informational Session’.​

You will have the opportunity to speak with CAANZ reps and have all your burning questions answered during our Q&A! Come and find out more about the CA Accreditation, the Achiever Program, and how it may benefit your career! 🙆‍♀️​

Date: 9th October 2020​

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM​



ASA x MUBS Resume Workshop

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COVID-19 will not stop us from being career ready! 📑 📑

What do I include on my resume? What are employees looking for? Is my resume right? 📝
We are always asking ourselves these questions when it comes to job applications. 🤔
Tune in to the MUBS x ASA Resume Workshop to build a great resume for your future. 👨‍💻 👩‍💻

Date: Thursday 10th September 2020 📆

Time: 5-6pm 🕔

Location: Zoom


Missed the Resume Rescue Workshop? CV Please has you covered!

No worries! ASA has got your back! Here’s a quick rundown on all the amazing and insightful tips CV Please’s founder and EY’s senior consultant, Morgan Caroll had for you! 

CV Do’s and Dont’s: a Breakdown of your CV 

Your prospective employer doesn’t need to know your religion, marital status or blood group. Ask yourself before giving out information: why am I giving this information?

With that addressed, here are a few things that should ALWAYS go on your CV:

  • Your email address: It is the first point of contact for your employer. Be sure to give a professional email that you check regularly. 
  • Your phone number: For a lot of vacationer or graduate roles, the third round is usually phone interview. Make sure to give the right number!ASA tip: answer your calls with, “Hi, This is [your name]”  instead of a simple ‘Hello’ – makes it a bit more professional. You can also set a voicemail, so your caller knows they have the right person if you miss it.
  • Your LinkedIn: Your recruiter may not look at your Facebook, but they will almost always look at your LinkedIn.

CV Structure: 

  • Executive Summary:  The goal is to let the recruiter know who you are and what you want! In a third-person point of view, aim to write 75-100 words to addresses the following: 
    • Who are you?
    • What can you bring? 
    • Your values
    • Your long-term goals
  • Education: If you have a good GPA or WAM, do mention it! But it is okay not to if your grades are not that great. Companies prefer a candidate with average grades with more work experience compared to a candidate with just high grades, so get some work experience!
  • Work Experience: Don’t forget to tailor it to the role you’re applying for! More on it in the customizing section. 
  • Skills: Mention any skills you have, even if it’s unrelated. For example, jewellery designing might not be relevant to your job, but it does speak for your creative juices. 
  • Extracurriculars: All your volunteer work, be it for not-for-profits or University societies, goes here. 
  • References: Be sure to let them know which role you have applied for so they can talk about relevant skills. 

General formatting: 

Pick a font that is easy on your eyes and add a bit of colour to your CV. It doesn’t necessarily have to be black and white, pick some professional colours!

You can also download a template for free from CV Please’s website.


Insights from CV Please’s partners: What gets your CV thrown in the trash

In short, typos, grammatical mistakes or identical executive summaries, CV’s or cover letters will get you kicked out of the race right away! Be sure to run it through CV360 offered by MQ Career Zone before you submit it. Refer to the next section to customise your CV!


Tailoring your CV to suit individual roles:

To start with the obvious,  always do your research! Look into values, mission and vision statement of companies and see how they align with your values and goals. Look at the job description/requirement and identify which ones overlap with your skills. Be sure to address this in the first bit of work experience in your CV.

Tip: don’t copy-paste the exact wording of the skills in the job description, use synonyms!


Application Tracking System (ATS) Algorithm: getting past the gate-keeper: 

This is the Cindrella’s shoe that you must fit to get to your Prince Charming – aka your desired job. In non-Disney words, it filters applications based on different criteria such as keywords, skills, years of experience.

If you have tailored your CV to suit the role, you’re pretty much good to go as ATS essentially matches the required skillset with contents of your CV. If your CV doesn’t clear this hurdle, it will be chucked into trash electronically. 

Tip: Do address the actual questions asked as they go through ATS as well!


LinkedIn – the art you must master! 

As mentioned before, recruiters look at your LinkedIn 80-90% of the time, and it plays a significant role when it comes to job recruitment. Almost 75% of recruiters use LinkedIn to look for potential employees, so be sure to add some sparkles to your digital CV! For more on LinkedIn, check out MQ CareerHub for some amazing workshops!

Here are a few tips from today’s workshop:

  • Profile Picture: Ideally, you should have a high resolution, plain black or white background with your shoulder up.
  • Executive SummaryThe LinkedIn summary is similar to your resume but written in the first-person point of view


Hope this helps!

If you have any questions, feel free to drop us a message on our Facebook page at ASA Macquarie or contact CV Please. 


About CV Please: 

CV Please is an affordable service that provides young professionals and university students with professional career advice and helps them stand out from the crowd. For more about CV Please, visit their website at