Growing up, Fiji National University (FNU) graduate Preya Singh was always eager to visit the banks with her parents as she was fascinated with the customer service skills of the bank officers.
The warm greetings, their friendly and amiable personalities boosted Singh’s interest to pursue a career in the Banking and Finance sector. Hence, she opted to undertake the Bachelor of Commerce in Banking and Finance programme from FNU’s College of Business, Hospitality and Tourism Studies (CBHTS).
Singh describes her career choice as a long-term goal, which was developed while she was still a primary school student.
The 29-year-old has been in the workforce for five years now. She undertook attachment at the Bank of Baroda in Ba before graduating. She then joined Bank of South Pacific as a Customers Services Officer/Teller in Lautoka Branch. She is currently a Bank Officer at Westpac Banking Corporation in Ba Branch.
The FNU alumna highlighted that she feels content and satisfied every time she serves a customer with his/her financial needs.
“I was often advised by my family to choose a career that will give me the satisfaction of being in the workforce and will make me eager to go to work each day. Knowing that I made a difference in someone’s life with my skills makes me happy.”
According to Singh, it was a difficult journey to achieve this goal, but she is grateful to her family for supporting her.
“When you are passionate about something in life, you must set your goals, prioritise your needs and wants and work towards achieving it regardless of the obstacles being thrown your way.”
“I am glad I set my career goals early in life, and I must admit that it took a lot of sacrifices, hard work and sleepless nights to come this far.”
“Having the support of my parents and my sister has been the biggest blessing of my life. I also acknowledge my husband and in-law’s support in my career. As a working mother, I also acknowledge the sacrifices of my son when I am not able to be there for him,” Singh added.
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