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MAX “MAXI TAXI” YEUNG

University: UNSW

Degree: Actuarial / Finance

What I wish I knew before becoming a Grad: If you spend most of your week at work, there’s no good reason not to leave a toothbrush and dental floss in your drawer!

The best thing about Quantium is: The work-life balance

When did I know I wanted to become a data analyst: When I participated in the Quantium Problem Solving Challenge and discovered the power of pivot tables


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CAMELLIA “CAM” WONG

University: UNSW, University of Sydney

Degree: Bachelor of Civil Engineering; Bachelor of Music (Performance)

What I wish I knew before becoming a Grad: Going to bed early is very important. I wish I nailed that habit before starting full-time work

Working at Quantium is like: Being constantly surrounded by incredibly smart people and surprised every day at how quickly my day has gone past

When did I know I wanted to become a data analyst: I always had a love for numbers. But I really knew for sure when I was applying for grad roles and realised that Quantium’s profile was the only one that actually made me excited


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LACHLAN “BUBBS” BUBB

University: University of Adelaide

Degree: Masters in Applied Mathematics and Statistics

What I wish I knew before becoming a Grad: It’s entirely up to you how much you get out of an experience – in work and life

Describe your experience at Quantium in 3 words: Never ending fun!

When did I know I wanted to become a data analyst: When I realised my passion for abstract problem solving could be more than a skill, but a career

Lachlan relocated to America in June 2018, to our new office!


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CARA “SPRINK” SINGLE

University: University of Sydney

Degree: Bachelor of Science (Chemistry & Immunobiology)

What I wish I knew before becoming a Grad: It’s a steep learning curve so it’s OK to try and fail, but everyone around wants you to succeed and is willing to help you do it

The best thing about Quantium is: I love the dedicated, intelligent people and the fun culture. I also love that being an analyst/consultant hybrid allows me to hone two different skill sets – analytics and communications – which are transferrable to almost everything

When did I know I wanted to become a data analyst: I knew I didn’t want to go into scientific research, but loved the problem- solving aspect of my degree and analytics seemed like the logical next step


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STANIS “ONE TRUE KING” SHKEL

University: UNSW

Degree: Bachelor of Computer Science 

What I wish I knew before becoming a Grad: Relax and be yourself, people are as weird as you are

Working at Quantium is like: Solving cool puzzles every day with a bunch of crazy and smart people

When did I know I wanted to become a software engineer: I was soul searching in New Zealand at the time, after trying 2 different career paths. I saw a YouTube lecture of one of the professors at UNSW. He was really passionate about the topic and tried to make it more about problem solving than coding. I always loved solving puzzles. A week later I was applying to UNSW. Now I work with the guy, teaching at UNSW in my free time. No regrets since.


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SAMANTHA “WALSHY” WALSH

University: Monash University

Degree: Bachelor of Biomedical Science / Commerce

What I wish I knew before becoming a Grad: How to code

Describe your experience at Quantium in 3 words: Lots of coffee

When did I know I wanted to become a data analyst: When as a kid I used to create spreadsheets on which showbags at the Melbourne Show had the most value




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