A mentor at uni, do you really need one?

So, do you need a mentor?

Two years ago I was asking myself this question as I was not familiar with this concept. After two mentors, two amazing years of various experiences and one full-time job at the end of my degree, I would like to pass on my experience to you.

Ana with her mentors

I consider myself very lucky to have met these incredible people!

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7 of the best programs to use at uni

Your time at uni will be more productive if you use programs that increase your efficiency. After three years at uni, I discovered a few fantastic programs and use them almost every day.

Sticky notes with program logos on the computer screen

I pinned my favourite programs to my laptop’s starting screen to access them on the go

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Why I decided not to go to my graduation ceremony

Graduation time! It is so exciting to realise you achieved something pretty huge in your life! Usually, this occasion is celebrated at one of the graduation ceremonies, but today I will tell you why I chose to do something else instead.

Ana with a Photoshoped graduation hat

Why wear a real graduation hat if you can Photoshop one? 😉

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One chapter is ending and the new one begins

My degree is finished! After three years of studying, stressing over the assessments, and doing 100 things at the same time, I finally finished. I must admit, it did not feel very exciting to me at first…

Sad Ana

Sad days after realising that my bachelor’s degree is finished

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Why I regret not going on exchange

I am in my final semester of the Bachelor of Business degree, and throughout my studies, I’ve ticked many things off my uni ‘bucket list’.

  • Did I have a great time at uni? Yes.
  • Did I find my passion and make a lot of friends? Yes.
  • Do I regret not going on exchange? YES, I do!

Today I want to share with you why I regret not going on exchange and why you should start planning to go the day you start your first semester at uni.

Ana is surrounded by her new friends from around the world whom she met at the conference in South Korea

I attended a conference in South Korea and there I realized I had made a huge mistake by not going on the exchange when I had a chance.

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Orientation Week through the student/staff lens

A week ago I went to a KickSTART opening session and saw at least 200 new students in one lecture room. Some of them were more nervous than others, but all of them were proud to be starting their journey at university.

Monday was the first day of Orientation (O Week), and there were so many new students going around. I had the privilege of meeting many of them at the Welcome Tent at Gardens Point campus, and could not be more excited to share what happened!

I spent all day welcoming new students to QUT, thousands of them! And I LOVED IT!

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Reflecting on my journey at QUT so far

I want to take you through my journey from Year 12 to my second year at university. I hope by sharing my experience I will help others realise university isn’t as scary as it may seem.

In Year 12, I found it frustrating being constantly asked about my future and what I wanted to become. Unlike now, I didn’t even know which direction to take when choosing a degree (I knew I wanted to go to uni, though).

I did not know what I could possibly do with my life when finishing Year 12

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Wish upon a visual board

Does a visual board of wishes really work? Well, to answer this question I would like to share my board from last Christmas:

My partner and I created this board of wishes before the 2015 Christmas while we barely could even believe these dreams could come true in the nearest future

Now let me give you three reasons to make one of those boards yourself.

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