IBL gave Nathan Lau the hard skills to succeed
After two placements with the Monash Industry Based Learning (IBL) program, Nathan Lau (Bachelor of Business Information Systems) entered the work world well equipped. Through IBL, he’d gained experience as a Reporting Analyst at Origin Energy and then as a Digital Analyst at ANZ. 'The hard skills learned at both my placements assist me greatly in the role I have at carsales.com.au today', says Nathan.
Now a Reporting Analyst at carsales, Nathan has responsibilities ranging from reporting on sales by original equipment manufacturers to reporting on the company website to assist the advertising team. 'I especially enjoy working on projects that aim to automate and provide self-serve tools for our clients', he adds.
Nathan sees an abundance of opportunity in the industry, claiming that 'IT offers so many different positions and career paths that I don’t think you could ever get bored'. He himself finds many ways to learn and grow at carsales, which strongly supports in-house development.
And what advice does Nathan offer to those entering the field? 'Be patient and persistent. Everyone has to start somewhere. Learn from your mistakes. And from workmates. Before you know it, you’ll look back and realise how far you’ve come'.