Uni student wins Global Achiever award

Thursday, 30 October 2003

Twenty-year-old University of Adelaide commerce and law student Jennifer Lovell has added another major achievement to an already impressive resume by being named South Australian CA Global Achiever by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA).

Ms Lovell, who is in the final year of her commerce degree and in second year law, will receive two weeks paid work experience with UK- based BDO Chartered Accountants and Advisers, and will meet with international chartered accountants to experience life as a leading business adviser. She is expected to leave in February for the UK.

This is not only a tremendous honour, but I am also indebted to the ICAA for affording such an opportunity," Ms Lovell says. "The experience will be invaluable and I'm sure it will stand me in good stead in my career."

A talented sportswoman, Ms Lovell excelled as a pole-vaulter while at Seymour College. In 1998, she was the Australian Under-16 record holder and the following year won selection to the Australian Under- 18 athletics team. She finished ninth in the final of the World Youth Games in 1999.

In 1998-2000, she was a South Australian Sports Institute scholarship holder and in 2000, was awarded an Australian Sports Medal for her contribution and excellence to athletics.

"My love for sport provided an ideal platform from which to grow and expand my horizons. It is an excellent way to grow up and has contributed to my disciplined outlook on life," she says.

The CA Global Achiever candidates complete an initial application and questionnaire with the top candidates selected for the first round of interviews with judges from the ICAA and participating chartered accounting organisations.

Finalists are then short-listed and face a second interview before the winners are announced. CA Global Achiever winners are selected on a combination of academic results, extra curricular activities and answers to interview questions.


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