I hold a Bachelor Degree in Engineering, and a Masters in Commerce from the University of Queensland, Australia. Since graduating (the first time), I have worked in multiple industries, including the mining sector as a reliability and project engineer, and the building sector as a HVAC and sustainability engineer.
I carried out my first professional "teaching gig" while working on a remote mine site, where I put together a training program for the tradesmen which covered the maintenance & troubleshooting of high-pressure conveyor brake systems. It is as exciting as it sounds, but at the time it was critical, and also necessary to help our team avoid hydraulic injection injury; real nasty to endure and treat... I'll spare you the details.
After 3 years in the field, I went back to University to get my Masters in Commerce, as I had this deep desire to try and understand both the business and finance world.
- Studying Engineering helped me understand the physical and material world.
- Studying Business helped me understand the human world, and helped me rationalized a lot of the seemingly "illogical" things big businesses tend to do.
While at the University of Queensland, I was lucky enough to hold teaching positions at various different levels, and have taught in the following areas:
- Managerial Finance
- Corporate Finance
- Cost of Capital
In my last role at the University of Queensland, I worked as a Course Coordinator and Finance Lecturer, and was responsible for teaching cohorts of over 400 students. During the same period I also dabbled within the Energy and Regulation Sector.
So.. What brings me here?
Well, for me, I wanted to be part of the online learning movement. I am really passionate about online education, and truly believe it will be core to all our futures. My hope is that online education will help give everyone access to the best information and education. This I think is truly important, particularly as the cost of traditional education continues to increase.