Accounting Graduate joins Teach for Australia
Class of 2012 Accounting Honours Graduate Daniel Marget has recently relocated to the regional community of Horsham in Victoria’s north-west after being appointed as an Associate at Teach for Australia.
Teach for Australia is a not-for-profit organisation set up to provide educational opportunities to disadvantaged schools and tackle issues of educational inequity.
Their program, delivered in partnership with the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education, is a highly demanding two-year course of teacher education and leadership development.
Having attained solid academic results throughout his studies, Daniel completed his Honours in Accounting faced with a number of attractive career options in industry to consider. Yet, he instead made a decision to pursue a different path.
In The Teach for Australia program, Daniel recognised the importance of teaching in having a direct impact on the life trajectories of young Australians; “Having myself been afforded so many great opportunities thus far, particularly participating in the Accounting Honours program at the University of Melbourne, I feel it’s only right that every young person has the equal good fortune to pursue whichever career path they desire.”
On his desire to teach and empower young people, Daniel credits the Teach for Australia program as fostering this cause by placing committed Associates at the front of the classroom to not only deliver content, but also encourage and inspire secondary school students to meet their potential; “It has been an incredibly challenging but immensely rewarding ride thus far and I am merely 6 weeks in!”
Although Australia has a high performing education system overall, the disparity between the top and bottom performing students puts the nation in a position where it is one of the least equitable countries in the OECD in terms of access to quality education. In the Teach for Australia program, Daniel saw an opportunity for him to play a part in eradicating educational disadvantage.
Appointment to the program is highly selective and aims to attract some of the country’s most outstanding young individuals – passionate and determined leaders of change who possess the qualities inherent to exceptional teachers.
As recent graduates and young professionals, the program’s Associates have each demonstrated outstanding achievement within their universities, in the workplace and across the wider community. As a high-achieving individual with a distinguished academic record and a wealth of community and leadership experience, Daniel seems a natural choice to further the work of this initiative.
Daniel is the recipient of the 2012 Accounting Honours Medal, awarded in recognition of being the highest achieving student overall in the Accounting Honours program. He is now imparting his accounting and business expertise to secondary students. Further details on the Teach for Australia initiative are available on its website