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Australian Securities and Investments Commission

4.2
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Daniel May Franks

No matter where you find yourself in your career, the main soft skills that will be beneficial are teamwork, adaptability and problem-solving.

Who are your mob? 

My family originate from the Kamilaroi mob and are currently living on Tharawal land.

How did you get to your current job position? For how long have you had it? 

I heard about ASIC’s prestigious reputation from my mum and uncle when I was close to graduating and at that time I was unsure of where I wanted to start my career. From there, I went online and did some research on ASIC before applying online for the graduate program via ASIC’s website. I’ve been working at ASIC since January 2018.

Suppose a student was considering your career. What would you advise them to study? 

I recommend that students study something that interests them. In the end, if you’re studying what you find intriguing then you will get more out of it than something for which you’re struggling to maintain motivation. 

Are there any soft skills it would be beneficial for students to develop? 

No matter where you find yourself in your career, the main soft skills that will be beneficial are teamwork, adaptability and problem-solving. These soft skills will benefit you in all aspects of life. 

What sort of person succeeds in your career? 

Someone that embraces change, continuous learning and development, and loves variety. As a graduate at ASIC, from day one you’ll be exposed to a diverse range of work. 

Which three pieces of advice would you given to Indigenous students nearing graduation? They don’t necessarily have to be related to your role, or even be career focused. 

  • Always try something new; you never know what your next new favourite thing will be. 
  • Take it one step at a time and move at your own pace. Not everything is a race to the finish line.
  • Share and communicate with those closest to you. You can never underestimate the value of a solid support network.