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Amanda White

Amanda White

University of Technology Sydney

Sydney, NSW AUS

"Starting small is the key."

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Amanda's work combines: Education, Technology, and Teaching / Mentoring

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Day In The Life

Associate Professor

I teach undergrad students about audit

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    St George Girls High School (Australia)

  • Bachelor's Degree


    University of Technology Sydney

  • Graduate Degree


    University of Technology Sydney

  • Doctorate


    University of New South Wales

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be an Associate Professor:

Bachelor's Degree: Accounting

Graduate Degree: Accounting

Doctorate: Accounting

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    Cadetship position offered at Coopers and Lybrand - 1997

  • 2.

    Left the profession to take an academic role - 2002

  • 3.

    Earned my doctorate - 2009

  • 4.

    Posted my first video on YouTube and welcomed my first son into the world in 2012

  • 5.

    Invited to give my first conference keynote in 2014

  • 6.

    Won my university's teaching award (2016), welcomed my 2nd son & then 6 months later a national citation for teaching

  • 7.

    Promotion to Senior Lecturer (tenured, the equivalent of Associate Professor in the USA)

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Peers:

    Teaching isn't important - research is - so make sure you focus on that.

  • How I responded:

    Be true to yourself and your goals - there are many paths in academic jobs, some about research, some about teaching. I'm lucky enough to now be teaching auditing and researching in the area of improving the student learning experience.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • My biggest challenge, even now 17yrs on, is self doubt - about my ability to be a good teacher to my students, to engage and support them. And then also in academic writing for research and evaluation of the projects I'm on. Start small is the key.