TIM HOLT - BCom (2014), MFin (2016)
Completing six years of study in the Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) across my Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Finance degrees has instilled a strong sense of community in me, and in particular a strong connection to the Faculty. My motivation to be a part of the FBE Alumni Council is a result of my desire to further my contributions to this community as I progress my career.
My broad contributions to the University, both during my studies and beyond, demonstrates my interest in engaging current students and alumni. As a student, I was an Event Coordinator and subsequently President of the Melbourne Business School (MBS) Student Association, as well as a Graduate Student Ambassador for FBE.
Since graduating, I have volunteered my time as a panellist at The University of Melbourne’s Open Day and its Graduate Study Expo, and have presented to prospective students at MBS information evenings. Furthermore, I have been involved in current students’ studies from start to end, namely through speaking with MBS students at Welcome Functions, networking at club events, and MCing the MBS Graduation Dinner.
Through my work at Guildfords Business Consultants during my Masters, I facilitated a strong connection between the firm and the Faculty, resulting in six further employment opportunities for FBE students. In my current role at PwC, I regularly work with student clubs and societies. Most recently, I was involved in organising and running Banking on Women’s flagship industry event, ‘Life in Deals’. This experience has enabled me to combine my passion for giving back to the University with my love for working with others.
As a regular attendee of FBE Alumni Council and Young Alumni Committee events, I have stayed abreast of alumni activities. Having attended multiple Business Leaders Breakfasts in particular and gaining so much from the experience on each occasion, I would relish the opportunity to be part of the organising committee. If successful in obtaining a position on the Business and Economics Alumni Council, I would bring my event management, collaboration, and leadership skills to the team, as well as my motivation to further the Faculty’s strategic objectives.
As a young alumnus with strong connections across several cohorts, I would like to help re-engage other alumni with the Faculty. Being part of the Business and Economics Alumni Council would further my ability to give back to the Faculty and apply my skills in a way which I hope would benefit both the Faculty and the alumni community as a whole.
Tim graduated with a Master of Finance from Melbourne Business School (MBS) in 2016, having previously completed a Bachelor of Commerce in the Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) in 2014.
Throughout his studies, Tim was President of the MBS Student Association, an FBE student ambassador, and a recipient of the Deputy Dean’s Award for Leadership and Excellence. Currently, Tim is a Consultant within the Deals team at PwC, where he continues to support FBE students through the organisation of industry events for them.
Since graduating, Tim has maintained strong connections with the University through attending and volunteering at many events, and hopes to further his contributions to the alumni community a role on the Faculty's Alumni Council. As a young alumnus with connections across several cohorts, Tim would like to encourage other alumni to get involved with the Faculty.