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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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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You can’t get a job if you study a creative course…or can you?

Today I am writing about what I would I tell people who say “You can’t get a job if you study a creative course!”

I was told this by an older friend who was an accountant. I was in my first year of Bachelor of Interior Design at QUT. He laughed at me when I told him I study a creative course and he said, “you won’t get a job doing that!”

I was offended and a little scared.

Looking back now, he was half right…

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Be career competent: do your research

Around this time 5 years ago my friends and I spent our lunchtimes excitedly chattering about what we were doing next year at uni and what we would do in the big wide world in the years that would follow. Our dream courses and careers were wide and varied. From acting to medicine, to law and interior design, we couldn’t wait to ‘get on with it’ and follow the smooth path from uni to living a working adult life. 5 years and many degree changes later and we are still having that conversation. Read more

Best of both worlds: part-time study and Hannah Montana

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

Entering the Real World

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!

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Take your passion and make it happen: Law Week and Volunteer Week 2017

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.

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