We all know what the final year of school does – we are absolutely over assignments, and so was I! I took a gap year because I was not ready to live out of the home with no real experience. The school was a big struggle for me when I came to Australia in the middle of grade 11 and was trying to figure out the new school system and, of course, the Australian accent.
It’s the summer holidays! Three months of total relaxation! It’s time to put down my legal textbooks and psychology articles and instead “slip on a shirt, smack on sunscreen and slap on a hat” (that’s all that you’re meant to do in summer right?) Around this time many moons ago (three years’ worth of moons in fact) I was a recent high school graduate, super eager to start my life at university, but also really having no clue what to expect. I’m now about halfway through the Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology)/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and as such have learnt a few tricks of the trade. Here are some helpful hints to help new law students survive and thrive during their first year of law. Read more
Well, here I am, I’ve finally graduated from a Bachelor of Business majoring in Public Relations (with a Marketing 2nd major). What a journey these past 4 years have been! I managed to complete my personal goal of graduating with a GPA of 6 which felt so good to accomplish! I feel like I’ve really grown personally and professionally throughout my time here at QUT and I think I’m ready to take on the real world (even though I don’t have a job yet, but that will happen next year when I come back from a well-deserved holiday to Europe).
This will be my last ever blog *sniffle*, so I thought I’d give you some advice that I wish I had when I first started uni.
I’m doing an elective this semester called AMB310 Internship, and we’re required to write a journal throughout the semester detailing our experiences with sourcing and working in an internship of our choosing. Last week’s topic was all about “Am I Ready” – essentially dissecting ourselves and our readiness for the big bad world out there.
Getting work experience during your uni days is pretty important, a fact that has become scarily real for me. In my PR Planning lecture, the lecturer asked how many of us had done work experience, and I was one of about a handful of people who hadn’t. It was an embarrassing eye opener that pushed me into overdrive, looking for unpaid positions, volunteering, anything that would allow me to gain some experience in my chosen majors of PR and marketing. Read more