NAIDOC Week - Benjamin Eisikovich

Wednesday, 4 July 2012  Features

As the Australian School of Business celebrates NAIDOC Week, we are telling the stories of our inspiring young Indigenous students.

A first year perspective - ASB Indigenous student - Benjamin Eisikovich I have an ambition to work in the business world and cannot see myself working in any other profession. A business related degree will provide much scope for movement during my professional working life.

This flexibility means that I will always be stimulated within the business profession whether it be Finance, Corporate Affairs, Marketing, Human Resources or even IT and there will always be challenging problems and projects that all come my way.

Education is so important to me be​cause it really determines my future. I believe that with effort comes reward and this key principal keeps me motivated to succeed.

I am also very competitive and after being Vice School Captain at High School and Primary School Captain I have developed strong leadership and public speaking skills. I am confident that by studying a business related degree I will one day be successful and hopefully own my own business.

Higher education has evolved significantly over the last decade. HSC and tertiary qualifications play a vital and significant role with employment. I feel this is particularly important for us as Aboriginal people. You always hear stories of great Aboriginal doctors and teachers, but what about Aboriginal business people?

It is one of my goals to become successful and show that Aboriginal people can become successful in the business world. I want to be a leader and an example of how we are able to be successful like everyone else. I hope to be one of those people who help reduce the large unemployment gap between Indigenous and non Indigenous people.

In the future I would like to be a part of the UNSW Nura Gili Staff supporting and assisting young Aboriginal students through their studies. I would also like to travel to Aboriginal communities and motivate young people to study business.

I believe by providing young people (like me) with dreams and giving them the motivation and support to study we can change the future for Aboriginals by creating more leaders for tomorrow.

My mind is focused on this one thing "Business".

Benjamin Eisikovich

For enquiries and more information about ASB Indigenous Business Education and related programs please contact Rebecca Harcourt, Indigenous Program Coordinator tel: +61 2 93859746 and Nura Gili Centre for Indigenous Programs website