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PEXA

4.6
  • 100 - 500 employees

Brandon Cui

When everything comes together perfectly (every now and then), the sense of accomplishment and achievement is something that I love the most.

What's your job about?

PEXA is creating waves in the PropTech industry through digital transformation and my role is to bring myself to wake up in the mornings and innovation in all areas.

Currently, I help coordinate and bring projects to life in the Data space. In previous rotations, I assisted with the research and business case proposal of an Applicant Tracking System in the recruitment space at PEXA as well as the implementation of a major CRM software changeover. 

Unfortunately, most teenagers would likely not have any prior knowledge or experience in property settlement; however, the process has become much easier to complete and understand since the process went digital. PEXA has made the settlement of property possible behind a computer screen, helping introverts nationwide!

What's your background?

I grew up in Melbourne, Australia! I’m part of a small family of 4, with an older sister.

List the most important stages of your life (school, education, experience abroad, jobs...) I attended a primary school that was close to my home, where I spent my days playing lava man and downball (throwbacks). I then spent 2 short years (7 & 8) at a secondary school where I met some of my best friends who I still see almost every day. After those 2 years, I moved to a different school where I completed VCE and attended Deakin Uni. In Uni, I was not an example of a role model student; lectures were optional, and tutorials were for exam revision.

How did you get to your current job position and for how long have you being doing it already? I consider myself very lucky to have been given this opportunity to become a Graduate at PEXA. I applied for this role through my Uni portal after I randomly stumbled across it. I was one of six test subjects for PEXA’s first ever graduate program commencing Feb 2020 and it has just ticked over my 1 year anniversary here, with many more to come.

Could someone with a different background do your job?

Absolutely! I have rarely had to apply previous hard skills gained from University to my day to day work life (still study though), but rather majority of what I do relies on soft skills such as stakeholder management and time management (I’m terrible at this). However, while this may be true for my role, I do believe that for other majors, their roles would rely heavily on the hard skills learnt from University. At the end of the day, hard work doesn’t go unnoticed so always try your best and don’t worry about the small things.

What's the coolest thing about your job?

I love bringing all the pieces of the puzzle together when coordinating a project. When everything comes together perfectly (every now and then), the sense of accomplishment and achievement is something that I love the most.

What are the limitations of your job?

For me, I place a lot of responsibility and pressure on myself as a graduate. I am always looking to help others and be proactive, even if it means taking odd jobs here and there. This can lead to an increased workload and greater stress; however, it is something that is manageable in moderate amounts. I also sometimes work a small amount on the weekends by choice, rather than necessity. The biggest limitation I found was all the lingo and terminology that gets thrown around as majority of what is required of me, I am learning on the go. 

3 pieces of advice for yourself when you were a student...

  • Build good working/studying habits. Even if they are for short periods, just having that routine ensures discipline that is carried on throughout your life!
  • 1.5x playback speed on lectures (Discovered this way too late, rookie mistake)
  • Don’t bother trying to book a study room, you won’t get one