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Ra Sorita, L, with former CamED Business School classmates, have excelled in the workforce following their studies. Moeun Nhean

CamEd propels its students on the path to success

Nearly all CamEd Business School graduates have found a position in various institutions according to their skills and preference, while some have even gone onto open successful businesses by themselves.

Former students Ra Sorita and Ouch Socheata are two such graduates who now hold good positions in multinational firms.

Sorita is currently working in Deloitte, a major U.S. auditing firm, in the associate assurance & advisory services department, while Socheata is an employee of ANZ Royal Bank. Classmates from 2011 to 2015, both Sorita and Socheata agreed that during their time, “CamEd was not very well-known among youths. However, the school has attracted much attention from youths through different learning programs, and its seniors.”

“People now know CamEd as a breeding place for knowledge and skills when it comes to accounting, finance and auditing.”

Even if their study was years ago, it provided more than just accounting and auditing skills, as lasting memories and lessons continue to stay in their minds. Sorita fondly recalled, “I can’t forget the psychology class taught by Professor Casey Barnett during my freshman year. He taught us what he’d learned from the U.S.”, adding that the module opened a new door for her and her classmates to understand more of themselves and the people in their society.

“We learned how to be successful in communicating, solving problems, and reaching an agreement with our partners,” Sorita said.

Socheata, who will soon be promoted from her current position of business customer officer to managerial officer at ANZ, said, “It was not just what happened in the classroom; the professors were always open in sharing their experiences in and out of class. Whenever we had any doubts, we could ask them at any time or make a special appointment with them.”

CamEd’s teaching system also means that students are required to directly ask for certain information from various relevant companies when completing their assignments. “This was a huge challenge for us as we were only students with a letter from our school. However, the school also taught us ways to succeed in it,” said Socheata.

The school teaches its students the British ACCA system – a form of accounting – which is universal and detailed, and, according to Socheata, “more realistic and makes us understand more about the accounting systems in many countries across the globe.”

Sea Piseth, a former CamEd student and founder of PAT Professional, an accounting, auditing and taxation service for SMEs in Cambodia, said there were many benefits to studying at CamED, including knowledgeable professors as well as being an ACCA accredited institution.

In regards to CamEd’s foundation year and its elective modules, Sorita said that she had been fascinated by the Khmer Culture and Civilization module taught by Dr Ros Chantrabot, as it made her comprehend the reality of the consequent social progress undertaken by her society.

Earlier this month, CamEd student Song Pichpolin placed first on a worldwide scale with a score of 97 per cent in a paper-based exam on financial management. She is currently a junior majoring in Accounting and Finance. Pichpolin said that English plays a vital role in the study of accounting and finance, and CamEd places great empahasis on this.



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