For some readers of the QUT Student Blog, I’m probably an old and familiar face. So old, my first blog post in 2014 was carved onto a stone tablet and placed on the pantheon for all to read. But like fine wine I have aged well and have accumulated a wealth of experience and wisdom to pass on to my fellow Hermione Granger haired youths on their first foray into the wild adventure of tertiary education. In honour of my many years of study, here are three things I wish I could tell first year Laura at the start of uni.
Since childhood, I never knew what I was going to do when I grew up. Even at high school, I didn’t know what I was going to do with my life. Now I am at uni, and guess what, I still change my career goals every month. Am I indecisive?…Or…
Each year, QUT Open Day is so much fun. I still remember my first Open Day – I was a young Grade 12 student seeking out what to do with my life, wondering what I would like to do after high school.
Lucky for me and a group of other students, my visit to QUT’s Open Day was also combined with luncheon – a special invitation from the university. I was congratulated and encouraged with an award for being a great student at high school and that QUT had recognised the potential in me. It was a great Open Day and first experience at QUT.
For my fellow millennials reading this post, you may be aware of the early work of Miley Cyrus in the Disney Channel show ‘Hannah Montana’. If you’re unfamiliar with the Hannah Montana narrative (shame on you) I’ll give you the run down; Miley is a regular teenage girl by day who leads a secret double life as international pop star ‘Hannah Montana’ by night. It’s a performance, it is a balancing act that I believe is almost analogous to my experience juggling work and part-time study (except without the wigs and musical numbers…mostly). Read more
Are you concerned about getting a job at the end of university?
I’m here to tell you about my experience entering the real world. I’ll share some great advice which helped me go from high school student, to university student, to working in the ‘real world’ – and I’m not even finished my degree yet!
I remember the first time that I ever set foot into uni as a nervous peppy student.
The first class I had was a marketing subject at the Caboolture campus, three years ago now. How time flies! I was fortunate that two of my friends from high school were doing the same subject. So I made sure that I was in the same lectures as them.
However, I was unaware of the timetabling system as I was a new student. Read more
There is no way to get around it, the law degree is hard. The law degree is long. The law degree is competitive and the job market is slim. I can admit, there have been times during my law degree where I couldn’t see an end in sight. Then everything changed when I started volunteering at Women’s Legal Service.
If you’re in high school then chances are you might have seen some of QUTies at one of our awesome Explore Uni Days! If you decide that uni is the pathway for you then we look forward to seeing you around campus sometime soon.
If you didn’t get a chance to talk with our ambassadors (or you were a little bit shy) then I’m here to answer any of your questions in the comments below. Read more