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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QUT Made it Possible for me to Travel and Study

When I started university, I never had the immediate urge to travel to foreign lands. This was mainly because of my lack of savings and just general nervousness of starting this new phase of life; leaving the high-school routine I had gotten ever so used to and stepping into this large, scary pond filled with new knowledge and a whole bunch of expectations.  Read more

In over my head or just highly ambitious?

1We all have those moments of doubt. You sit there and wonder, “Did I overestimate myself?” or “Will I fall to pieces and crumble under pressure?” or “Will it all be worth it in the end”. If you haven’t already guessed, that’s the position I am in at this very point in time.

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Student Public Transport Life – Part 2

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This is a follow up to my part 1 blog, which you can view here. Now that we are over 6 weeks into the semester it’s given us time to experience the joys of public transport with our fellow human’s so it only seems right to put those moments into another blog.

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Student Public Transport Life – Part 1

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Student public transport life – Part 1.

Part 1 because public transport is not dull enough just for one part.

As a student, life on public transport can be amusing, scary, weird, time consuming and frustrating. So I thought it’s only right to share our common feelings, because as a fifth year student who takes public transport, I’ve seen enough to know how we all feel. I’m sure many of you have experienced and witnessed these at some stage of your travels and if you haven’t – brace yourself.

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A Public Relations Student in China

Being at uni isn’t just about slaving away partying procrastinating broadening your knowledge in the classroom.  There are so many opportunities to gain new skills, meet new friends and create some fantastic memories, if you know where to find them!  One such opportunity the Business School offers is going on a short-term exchange.

Last year in July I was fortunate enough to go on a 2 week short exchange to the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) Summer Camp in Chengdu, China.  The university hosted around 60 uni students from countries all around the world – Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, Vietnam, South Africa and the UK to name a few – to broaden our knowledge of Chinese culture, language and business practices.

'Melissa' in Chinese

‘Melissa’ in Chinese

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Long Holidays & New Opportunities

Hi everyone! It’s been a long time since my last blog, but in coming back to university for 2014 I’m rediscovering the great things about student life at QUT!

Of all the perks of being a student at QUT, long holidays and amazing real-world opportunities have got to be my favourites. Unfortunately, since semester has started, my long holiday is over; but the opportunity has just begun!

So what did I do with my long holiday?

Well, just like a lot of uni students I traveled abroad, and of course I picked the destination that’s been number one on my list for quite a while: South Korea. I stayed with the family of a fellow QUT student and had the best time; experiencing the culture, shopping, skiing, and even staying at a pension owned by one of Korea’s top celebrities, G-Dragon!

Leaving was sad, but the upside of coming back and resuming university after the holidays: with hard work and study, I’ll be able to go back through QUT’s exchange program! Not only that, but since QUT is partnered with some of the best universities all over the world, I may even be able to study a university like Korea University or Hanyang University. Exciting!

QUT & some of its partner universities in South Korea!

QUT & some of its partner universities in South Korea!

Adventures of a Uni Student

Easily my favorite thing about being a creative industries student at university is the massive amount of holidays I get to indulge in. I usually don’t have exams, so end up with about four months off at the end of each year. You jelly? 😉

I like to travel as much as I can, so I usually spend a part of this time overseas. Last year I embarked on a trip around South East Asia with two mates, which entailed some awesome experiences. We visited Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam – a trip I’d highly recommend. There was definitely some unique and interesting adventures involved, and here’s one of them…

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Independence Day

No, I won’t be talking about the movie starring Will Smith with aliens invading and things being blown to pieces.  I’ve come to realise that I’m a very dependent person.  I live at home, I’m sadly still on my L plates and although I do technically have a job, I only get about 3 hours of work a month so it doesn’t really count.  I think it’s time I grow up and take some initiative for myself. Read more

Change, the double entendre

So once a great man said to me, “Change can’t be given to your every time, you must bring Change”. You will soon find out who said that to me, but before that ask yourself – do you honestly like the simple premise of change?  As for me, no I don’t.

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