Banking on change

Valedictorian Simon Glage is a qualified physiotherapist who decided it was time for a career change.

"I'm a qualified physiotherapist and spent a number of years travelling around the world before returning to Australia and working as a landscape gardener and butcher.

I decided to pursue a career in finance because I was interested in the financial markets. I chose Banking and Finance/International Trade at VU because the course covered more topics than some of the more traditional offerings from other universities.

I now work as a broker for IG Markets, a successful CFD (Contracts for Difference) and Forex (foreign exchange) provider in Melbourne with offices around the world.

I plan to do my Master of Business (Finance) at VU once I've worked in the industry for a few years.

My long-term goal is to be an investment manager with an extensive and profitable portfolio of both clients and assets."

Course studied

Bachelor of Business – Banking and Finance/International Trade.

All business courses at VU.

Simon Glage