I left high school to study in a creative area (costume production) but quickly realised that making my creative passion my full time job ruined the fun in it. I decided to study a business degree and was drawn to finance because I knew that there were a large breadth of opportunities. Among other things, I have now ended up designing an investment product that invests in impactful companies that are solving the worlds problems. I've managed to use my skills to become a board member of the Australian Ballet Ambassador program. I now feel like I'm contributing to something big at work and get to use my skills to engage in my creative passions outside of work. I feel like I live a very well rounded and interesting life and I am so glad that I went down this path.
Jodi Pettersen, Head of Marketing & Client Relationships, 8IP