Does going on exchange and living in the Indo-Pacific for up to 19 months sound incredible to you? How about completing an international internship whilst abroad, or studying a new language full-time? How about doing it all, without financial burden? If you said yes to all the above questions and are interested in the Indo-Pacific and gaining invaluable international experience to kick-start your future, then maybe you should be considering a New Colombo Plan Scholarship.
This year I was incredibly honoured to be awarded the Brisbane Advertising Association Scholarship for Excellence in Advertising. I do admit, for a long time before applications closed, it was my Mum nagging me to put something together because even if I didn’t win, it was worth the shot. And I am so glad I listened to her!
How good does 101 cities, 31 countries, and one degree, in one year sound? That is what I managed to experience from my overseas exchange as part of the BS08 program. I was part of the first group to study a new degree, Bachelor of Business – International, which allows me to obtain a full Accounting degree from QUT, whilst having the added benefit of also obtaining a Business and Management degree from the triple-accredited Aston University, located in Birmingham, UK.
At the Southbank parklands, hundreds of people held scores of lanterns, illuminating the night sky at MDA’s Luminous Lantern Parade last Friday night – and Enactus QUT was among them.
At its 11th annual parade, Enactus QUT was invited to walk among leading organisations at the Luminous Lantern Parade to highlight the strength of Queensland’s cultural diversity, heritage, people, places, and history, while giving all Queenslanders the opportunity to say ‘welcome’ to our newest Australians.
In the last few days of 2017, I embarked on what would be the experience of a lifetime. After saying goodbye with mixed emotions and spending over 24 hours travelling, I finally arrived in the city that would become my home for the next 6 months – Rotterdam. The first thing you notice when you step off a plane on the other side of the world is that the weather is the complete opposite. No matter how prepared I thought I was, coming from 35C summer days in Brisbane to a Dutch winter which hovers just above the 0C mark was a shock. Fortunately, this weather did not last the entire six months, and seeing the temperature gradually warm into a Dutch summer was something special.
Gather around, gather around!
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I recently had the privilege of completing an incredible development program called Venturer Mission III. The mission unfolded in the picturesque landscapes of Queenstown New Zealand and saw participants hiking wilderness trails, climbing mountains, pack rafting river rapids, and swimming in freezing glacial lakes. To say the least, this was a once in a lifetime adventure!
On May 10, Enactus QUT achieved an enormous milestone which was QUTChangemakers, QUT’s first social entrepreneurship competition by Enactus QUT.
As President of Enactus QUT, I sought to seek a new way in which Enactus QUT functioned – taking student engagement and retainment to a new level and to create a social-entrepreneurially-minded community within QUT. And last night we accomplished just that.
At the beginning of semester, we challenged students to be a QUTChangemaker through our program and competition by creating sustainable social enterprises that addressed issues we face within our own community. Unlike a regular startup weekend, this competition went for 10 weeks and sought to create direct impact by seeing ideas mature and become a reality.
It has been over a month since the Brisbane Model United Nations (MUN) Conference 2018, but it still feels like yesterday! As someone who does not participate a lot in university activities, I was very hesitant to join at first after hearing about it at a Business Advantage Entrepreneurship session. However, I thought it would enhance my international business acumen as part of my degree, so I went for it! It did exactly that and so, so much more!