Commerce student Peter Kell says he was shocked when he learned of his induction into the Bloomberg Institute Hall of Fame for September.
The final year student, with majors in economics and finance, was recognised in the highly competitive Asia and Pacific region ranking after completing the Bloomberg Aptitude Test.
“I found out I had ranked in the 99th percentile when the results were released publicly, but I didn’t realise I had placed in the top five until Bloomberg emailed me asking for permission to publish my details on the Hall of Fame,” the 22-year-old (below) said.
“I only found out about the Hall of Fame when I got the email from Bloomberg congratulating me and asking for permission to publish my details on their website.”
Griffith Business School lecturer, Dr Jason West, encouraged students to take part in the Bloomberg Institute test during an advanced corporate finance lecture.
“I expected it to be challenging, and some of the questions certainly were,” Peter, from Brisbane, said.
“There was no downside to participating. If you perform well you can highlight the results on your CV and opt to be included on the Bloomberg Talent Search.
“Participating is easy. You just register on their website and select Griffith University as your test location, and then turn up to the venue on the day.”
The Bloomberg Aptitude test covers a wide range of topics such as business, finance and economics and skills such as analytical reasoning.
It is designed to help students showcase their strength and abilities to potential employers by publishing their test results and resumes online.
The Bloomberg Institute offers an option for student CVs to be included in the Bloomberg Talent Search as well as share their results on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
“I would definitely recommend that other students take the test,” Peter Kell said.
“If you perform well you can use it on your CV, and if nothing else it gives you experience completing the type of aptitude tests used by most major employers in Australia.”