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Maria Waters

Class Year: 2021

Scholarship: Asian Exchange

University: The University of Western Australia

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: WA

Focus Area

Australia-Asia ties

Maria Waters

Class Year: 2021

Scholarship: Asian Exchange

University: The University of Western Australia

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: WA

Focus Area

Australia-Asia ties

Biography

Growing up in the Philippines exposed me to an abundance of cultures and put me in close proximity to the greater Asia region. From an early age, culture and linguistics piqued my interest, resulting in me pursuing a degree in Finance and Chinese studies.

 

China is undoubtedly one of Australia’s largest trade partners, which is why I am looking forward to continuing my studies in Shanghai. Residing in one Asia’s most influential financial hubs would enable me to utilise and enhance my knowledge and interests in the financial sector. It would additionally provide me with a unmissable opportunity to immerse myself in the rich culture and allow me to further develop my linguistic skills.

 

Other than my interests in Finance and Linguistics, I am also very passionate about education, specifically the goal of providing every child with equitable education.

Skills & Expertise

  • Financial technology
  • Problem solving and critical thinking
  • Mandarin
  • Multimedia marketing strategies
  • Cultural studies

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