- Student type: Domestic
- Degree type: Double Degree
- Graduation year: 2012
- Major(s): Mathematics
- Minor(s): Physics
- Specialisation: BSc Double Major Maths and Minor Physics, BEng
Monash Science graduate Andrew Chiu has applied what he learnt at Monash Science to his role as a consultant.
Monash Science Maths and Physics graduate Andrew Chiu loves maths and data. As a consultant with Monitor Deloitte, Andrew partners with businesses to solve their most complex strategic challenges. As a specialist in data science, he uses analytics to enable smart decision-making, using a blend of technical and soft skills to help clients realise the value of machine learning and artificial intelligence.
With a double major in maths and a minor in physics, Andrew has always been keen to explain the world around him. “Mathematics is the foundation of science,” says Andrew, “a method to measure and describe observations across all the other fields. Studying science has encouraged me to develop my critical thinking and problem solving techniques. These skills are highly transferable to many industries. For myself, it allows me to break down business problems to its root causes and uncover areas of improvement.”
Apart from being passionate about data, Andrew’s other passions include travelling and photography – twin passions that go nicely together.
For job seekers looking to get a role in the increasingly competitive job market, Andrew has the following advice, “Focus less on the individual tasks you've done but more on the impact of the achievements you've made. It shows that you can see the greater picture and the difference you can bring. Embrace the new and challenge the old.”