My exchange experience at Dalhousie University

It is painful to grasp the fact that I have a mere eight weeks remaining on what has been one of the greatest experiences of my life… Although it sounds cliché, my semester abroad at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada has gifted me more lifelong friendships, experiences, stories, memories and knowledge than I could have ever imagined.

Moments before I boarded my flight to Canada

Read more

Discovering your voice: My OECD experience

I recently had the privilege of being selected as a Global Voices Scholar and Australian Delegate to the 2018 Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Forum in Paris, France.

To sum up my experience in a nutshell, it was insightful, engaging and inspiring. On top of leaving this OECD experience with unique exposure to areas such as foreign policy, international affairs, global trade and economics, I left learning more about myself and the kind of life I wish to create.

Read more

The TEDx experience at Gardens Point campus

Getting involved in campus life can be an exciting and rewarding experience. Opportunities to attend events, conferences, study tours and the like are valuable ways to get more from your degree, and the annual TEDxQUT is no exception. Since 2013, TEDxQUT has provided a platform for students, alumni and members of the community to take the spotlight and share their passion, innovation and creativity. Like the renowned TED organisation that it is associated with, TEDxQUT is devoted to ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’. The difference between TED and TEDx events is that TEDx events are organised independently to allow us to hear from more speakers from different corners of the globe. This year the theme surrounding the remarkable ideas was ‘Do It Yourself’.

Read more

Marketers win big at Nudgeathon 2018

Last week, myself and fellow business students Kate Dangerfield, Jessica Castles, Lara Setefano, along with Professor Rebekah Russell-Bennett and Megan Godwin won big time at the Australian National University in Canberra – a social marketing team beat behavioural economists at their own game and achieved first place at the Nudgeathon, a behavioural change competition in which students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, develop solutions to real-life social issues.

Read more

Two weeks in Tokyo: experiencing Japanese business and culture with Mitsui and Co. and the New Colombo Plan

Have you ever gone from being metres away from red-hot steel barreling down a production line one day…

…to touring the inside of a world-leading vehicle manufacturer’s factory the next?

Neither had I.

For two weeks, myself and five other QUT students had the chance to gain inside knowledge of the Australia-Japan relationship as participants in the Mitsui Immersion Program: a program facilitated by Japanese multinational Mitsui & Co. under the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan. The program aims to strengthen people-to-people links by providing Australian students with business and cultural insights into one of our closest regional partners.

Read more

QUT Business School meets the United Nations in Bangkok

The 9th UN University Scholars Leadership Symposium (USLS) took place at the Office of the United Nations in Bangkok, Thailand, from 1 to 7 August 2018. The theme “Inspiring Confidence, Inspiring Change” drew 1,057 delegates from 87 countries, and I was one of them. In May, I decided to apply for the QUT Business School Sponsorship to attend the event. I am studying a Master of Business majoring in International Business and hold a Bachelor of International Relations. I have long used reports by the United Nations and related institutions for university projects, news writing and market research work, but I wanted to learn more about the day-to-day activities of the UN that aim to stimulate economic development, respect for human rights and preservation of the environment. It is not often that we get to say that our expectations were exceeded, but in my case, the USLS gave me more than I could have asked for.

Read more

What I learned from a month with the world’s best: An internship with Clemenger BBDO

There are very few awards that Clemenger BBDO did not win last year. 2017 marked an incredible year for the agency as it dominated on the world stage. The agency won countless awards for their masterpiece “Meet Graham”, making it the most creatively awarded campaign of 2017 whilst also being awarded the 2017 Cannes Lions Agency of the year. So when I was offered the opportunity to apply for an internship at the agency’s Brisbane office, I knew it was an opportunity I could not miss.

Read more

Five random essentials to stay connected

If you have attended the orientation sessions, I am sure you would have gained a good amount of knowledge about what QUT has to offer. Nonetheless, let me give you a little more insight according to my experience.

News: I am finally heading to my last semester in July. I am excited and sad at the same time because my journey is soon going to be over. Nevertheless, spending three semesters entitles me to suggest a few random essentials that I have learned by myself (so proud) because I do have a curious mind.

Just a heads up, my main campus has been Gardens Point. Therefore, my analysis is on the basis of my GP experience. So, let’s jump into it.

Read more