Su-Lin Tan (SCMP): Episode Themes
- Losing a job during the GFC and pivoting careers. Advice for others in similar situations.
- Diversity and racism in Australia.
- The Australia-China relationship.
- The lack of understanding about Asia.
- The journalism industry in Australia, HK and advice for young journalists.
- Pushing your comfort zone and being curious.
From Accounting to Journalism
Born in Malaysia, Su-Lin came to Australia in her early teens. After losing her finance job during the 2008 Global Financial Crisis (GFC), Su-Lin embarked on a journey to pursue meaning over money.
Over 2 years, Su-Lin sampled a variety of potential careers such as law, child-care, chemistry and at one point, wanted to be a concert pianist. Eventually, she settled on journalism and hasn’t looked back.