When Thabojan Rasiah graduated from university, he had his heart set on joining an investment bank.

A confessed nerd at school and university, Rasiah had worked long and hard to ensure he was well-placed to score a coveted graduate position with one of the top Melbourne companies.

But then 9/11 happened, and the investment banks put a temporary stay on graduate hires.

Rasiah graduated with a double degree in commerce with honours, but his dreams were, essentially, on hold.

“It all fell through, which wasn’t a great feeling,” he says. “But I had undertaken some planning part-time while I was at university, so I joined a Melbourne practice as an associate, which was a great learning curve and very challenging.”

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