Life as an SLA

PG SLAs (left to right) Marcus, Tara, Negin

This semester will be my fourth semester assisting students as a Postgraduate Student Learning Advisor (SLA). I’m part of a team of current undergraduate and postgraduate students who help Business students succeed in their studies. I applied to become a SLA after meeting a current SLA at an event held on campus. She encouraged me to apply at the end of September when applications opened.

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Set, ready, TALK!

I had been wanting to attend the Public Speaking module since I first saw it on the line up of events of the Business Advantage Program. After a few failed attempts to book in, I put myself up on a waiting list to increase my chance of securing a spot. It was early January when I received an email from Marvin Fox, the BA Program coordinator, inviting me to a summer session of the Public Speaking Module. I instantly said yes! I thought, what a great way to spend a hot summer day in the cool of the Gibson Room, overlooking the river and working on my public speaking skills!

Business Advantage

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QUT Economics and Finance Society

The QUT Economics and Finance Society (EFS) is a student run social club aimed at engaging and connecting students, in particular, but not limited to those studying Economics or Finance. EFS aims to inform, inspire and incorporate its members into the real world through professional workshops, extensive networking events and educational seminars. Ultimately, EFS aims to position its members effectively for future employment.

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QUT BAMSA: A step in the right direction

Hi, my name is Minal and in July 2016, I joined the QUT Business & Management Student Association (BAMSA). In my third year of a double degree of Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Media and Communication, I felt that it was time to increase my involvement within the university and expand both my social and professional networks. As a student majoring in Human Resource Management, I wanted to join an association that would assist me in that area. Hence, I chose BAMSA.

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Go global with QUT: Part B – Dragon 100 united in China

The time at Hong Kong went by very fast and the next and final stop of our Dragon 100 trip was China.

We visited two completely different cities in China: Qian hai and Xi’an. Qian hai is a very modern city close to Hong Kong and the main industry of this city is its harbour industry. On the other hand, Xi’an, one of the oldest cities in China, has rich and culturally significant history.

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Terracotta Army inside the Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum, 3rd century BC

Terracotta Army inside the Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum, 3rd century BC

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Go global with QUT: Part A – Dragon 100 united in Hong Kong

How much do you know about the legends of Chinese dragons? Chinese-Dragon-Green-25-large

In Chinese culture, the interpretation of dragons can be very different from that of the western culture. Dragons have always been a symbol of power, strength and good luck in many Asian cultures compared to the destructive nature and often villainized portrayal in European culture and southern American Aztec culture. Today I will share a story about 100 proud powerful dragons with you.

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Overcoming cultural and financial challenges: The story of an international student

I came to QUT in 2013 as a mature aged student. This was my second time at uni; my first time was back 2006 when I studied engineering in China.

I chose to study business because I have worked in business in Shanghai for the last seven years and I am passionate about helping businesses grow! I wanted to get the most out of my tuition so I chose the most solid skills for business: a double major in accounting and finance.

At the beginning, it sounded scary to not only go back to university, but to go to university in another country. I had been away from uni for so many years, could I pass this course? Maybe it would be too difficult? Despite all these negative thoughts, I told myself I never say ” no” to the things I want to do!

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Smart Cities & Temples: the Real-World Experience in China

 

Zai Jian!

Ni Hao!

A city made to make the world turn faster, the roads lined with cars powered by thunder. Thousands of startups work around the clock, more than in Silicon Valley. Shenzhen is the tech capital of Asia, situated in China along the Hong Kong border.

The QUT alumni we met spoke of Shenzhen in awe, vast factories churning out the latest drones and greatest gadgets, while the entire “smart city” was saturated in all kinds of new-generation technology. Australia, our home, seemed totally backward in comparison.

I wanted to see the brighter future before it hit us.

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Destroy/Save the World in 4 days or BrizMUN 2016

If you have ever played a video game like Civilization, you probably have an understanding of how hard it is to promote your country’s interests on the global scale. And if you are interested in international politics, you know for sure that it is nearly impossible to get everything you want without giving something back.

BrizMUN four day program gives students and opportunity to dive into vigorous debates around the most critical issues, United Nations style. The program is designed to emulate the UN’s committees, councils and general assemblies with the real current political and social issues on the table.

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