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If you’re a current QUT undergraduate student looking for a unique opportunity to share your university journey and the story of how you ended up at QUT, now is the time to apply to become part of the team!

DA Dream TeamWe’re looking for a team of students from all study areas who love using social media and enjoy photography, writing, drawing, interviewing, graphic design, filmmaking or blogging. You’ll be paid to create content that will be published on QUT’s Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, and YouTube accounts, as well as right here on the QUT Student Sharehouse Blog.

We encourage creativity and are looking for photos, videos, drawings, infographics, writing, Vine clips, interviews, (or a combination of these) to show high school students what it’s like to be a student at QUT.

Check out other posts on the QUT Student Sharehouse Blog for inspiration and ideas, or take a look below at some of our most popular posts from last year.

Saying_yes_to_the_dressstudy_tips-gradHow to apply

To apply for this position, you will need to submit a written application, outlining why you would like to become a digital ambassador and express why you’d be suitable for the role.

You’ll also need to submit an example of creative work that describes how you settled into uni life. Your creative work should be in one of these forms, either:

  • a blog post (200-300 words in length). Please include an image in your post.
  • a series of four Instagram posts (image and/or video)

If you already have or contribute to public social media accounts, such as a blog, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, YouTube channel, etc, please provide links to your presences. The content does not need to be relevant to your role as a digital ambassador, but should be appropriate to share with a prospective employer.

If this sounds like something you’re interested in being a part of, submit your application to qut.socialmedia@qut.edu.au by March 20.

bean around campus?

Coffee is good. Tea is good too. But coffee is the warm sunglow that oozes through my nostrils.

As such, I’ve compiled a comprehensive list of the cafés located at QUT’s Gardens Point campus, and their associated location, cost, bean and opening hour information to assist you in your coffee choosing. I’ve also included is Brendan’s on the Bridge because a fan insisted, and because a barista may just make your day.

From said fan source:

“Well, this is the story that he told me. He saw one of his regulars come in during exam time. And he said, ‘Hey, aren’t you going to be late for your exam?’ And this guy thought his exam was later in the day, but it WASN’T. And this – this means that not only does Brendan know what his customers study, but when their exams are.”

Very astute, oh fan of Brendan’s. A barista that knows your needs may just save you from failing an exam. Or smile amiably in your direction which is also very nice.

 

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The opening hours for our earliest and latest studious students on campus.

QUT Gardens Point coffee opening hours

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And a coffee map, mainly for those out of the way locations in the Botanic Gardens.

GP coffee map

 

Finding Work

It’s a little bit scary to think about it, but this year is my final year of university. I don’t know how I feel about this because while a part of me kind of wants to graduate, the other part of me kind of wants to stay for a while longer. One thing I do know is that with university getting closer and closer to the end, I’ve really needed to find casual work so that I can finish the year with some sense of support behind me. To be honest, I’ve been trying to find a job since I left high school in 2012, and it was no easy task. But now, I’ve finally been successful in this adventure and because these things helped me out a lot when it came to getting the position, I thought that I would share the advice with all of you. Read more

The Five Stages of Graduating

Progressing through university, the widely accepted and promoted mentality is “I can’t wait to finish”, “4/3/2/1 more years to go”, “Can’t wait until I’m done!” etc. There may be feelings of relief and pride that come with graduation, but there is also one slightly confusing feeling that no one warns you about: grief. I can vouch for that. Now, either I am a rare breed of nerd OR this is something others may be struggling with… the struggle is real in the real world (I’ll get my coat). Read more

Advice from a graduate

Well, here I am, I’ve finally graduated from a Bachelor of Business majoring in Public Relations (with a Marketing 2nd major). What a journey these past 4 years have been!  I managed to complete my personal goal of graduating with a GPA of 6 which felt so good to accomplish! I feel like I’ve really grown personally and professionally throughout my time here at QUT and I think I’m ready to take on the real world (even though I don’t have a job yet, but that will happen next year when I come back from a well-deserved holiday to Europe).

This will be my last ever blog *sniffle*, so I thought I’d give you some advice that I wish I had when I first started uni.

I’m so excited to become a real adult with a real job!

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How to live life (survive) on a student budget: Part 4

With uni finished for the semester and for some of us forevaaaa, it’s high time we start learning how to be adults. Or, at least, learn how to pretend we’re adults. “Adults” being those weird far-away specimens that can be found in their natural habitat doing adult-like stuff, you know, running errands, hitting up Coles and Woolies, banking cheques (livin the dream). Read more

Be a bro to your eyeballs

Recently I’ve been suffering from strained eyes as a result of easily avoidable all-nighters and marathoning The Wire (seriously good show).  My poor eyes have probably suffered a lot these past four years at uni, with the late nights, long gaming sessions and strain of staring at a computer for hours at a time with no breaks.  So I decided to drag myself along to the QUT Kelvin Grove Optometry Health Clinic for an eye test to see how my eyeball bros were going. Read more