Hi! My name is Julia Downie and I am a Marsh Graduate Sales Analyst working in the Perth office. I completed my Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Economics and Marketing at The University of Western Australia (UWA). After graduating I spent ages trying to find a job. Eventually I ended up volunteering as a Marketing Officer at a company that turned into full time paid employment. I was out of university for nearly three years before I was able to get a graduate position, so don’t stress if you don’t get one straight out of university! I have had some great opportunities while working at Marsh including travelling interstate, meeting with top executives and getting to work on some pretty cool projects. I would encourage other recent university graduates to never give up as you don’t know what the future holds and there is always a way to get what you want, even if it sometimes means taking a slight detour (like I did!).