Literally. I’m not exaggerating. If you asked Grade-Twelve-Sara what she wanted to do with her future, prior to Open Day, you’d get an answer that sounded a bit like;
“Uhh. Uni… journalism…law maybe…teaching…business…stuff… I DON’T KNOW LEAVE ME ALONE.”
She would then run away from you and all decisions regarding planning the rest of her life.
Grade-Twelve-Sara felt bad, because her friends had everything planned out. Down to the course code and everything. She had no idea. She couldn’t even make a solid decision on what to buy from the tuckshop, let alone lock down the rest of her future.
She went along to Open Days just for the fun, and the free stuff.
At QUT’s Open Day, she went to a few subject seminars. After the journalism session, she was almost convinced that it was the degree for her (partly due to alumni Karl Stefanovic’s appearance in the PowerPoint), but decided to spend a little more time wandering around the Creative Industries precinct.
As she was collecting all the pink paraphernalia, she stumbled across the Fine Arts kiosk. She spoke to a lady named Sarah for about five minutes and was sold. Creative and Professional Writing was exactly what she wanted to do, she just wasn’t aware of it until that moment. She made it her first preference, along with business.
If she hadn’t gone to Open Day, she would never have known what the degree was all about, or that it even existed. She would’ve settled for something she didn’t like, had a terrible uni experience, and lived a sad and miserable life doing something she didn’t love.
So if you don’t know what you want to do when you leave school, don’t fret. In fact it’s all the more reason to head to QUT Open Day. There’s still time to change – or make up – your mind. Who knows, you could stumble upon the degree of your dreams.
See you there!