The Bachelor Matt Agnew exclusively confirm to Yahoo Lifestyle just last week that he’s officially completed his PhD.
However, despite being able to now use the prefix ‘Dr.’, he isn’t quite working as the astrophysicist we’ve all assumed he would be.
It’s been revealed that the 32-year-old, who was a PhD candidate at the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing at the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, is actually working at one of Australia’s big four banks as an analyst.
Matt’s real job
The Sydney Morning Herald reported that the reality star is actually employed by the international data analytics giant, Quantium, through which he’s been contracted to the bank.
As an astrophysicist, Matt would use physics and chemistry to explain the birth, life and death of not only stars but also planets, galaxies, nebulae and other objects in the universe.
But something tells us he’d be looking more at digits and data than the moon and motions in space while working at the financial institution.
“Like anyone wishing to advance in their career, I've taken a job that will give me an extra skillset, hopefully leading to the space exploration side of space down the track,” Matt said in a statement provided to Yahoo Lifestyle on Tuesday.
“I ultimately plan on using my mechanical engineering, astrophysics, and data science background to find solutions to the goals outlined by the newly minted and growing Australian Space Agency, or the burgeoning private space sector.
“Machine learning and artificial intelligence is a skill set I've been interested in developing for some time. It's a broadly applicable skill set based in an enormous breadth of industries, including banking.”
Call him Dr. Matt Agnew
For the past three years, Matt was a PhD candidate at the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing at the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne.
In mid-July this year, however, the brainy bachelor finished his studies and can now call himself Dr. Matt Agnew.
“I was awarded my doctorate degree, so I’m officially allowed to use the prefix ‘Dr.’,” he told Yahoo Lifestyle.
“The last part of it is the formal graduation ceremony where I get to dress up kind of wizard robes essentially.”
Keen-eyed Bachie fans would’ve noticed that Matt hinted at his big news a week or so ago when he updated his Instagram handle to @drmattagnew.
“I’m really, really happy,” he said of his latest achievement.
The Bachelor Australia continues on Wednesday night at 7:30pm on Channel Ten.
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