2015, you’ve been grand!

The time has rolled around and my annual end-of-year wrap-up is here. What can I say about 2015, except for WOW! In no way imaginable would I have believed last year that the proceeding 365 days would be filled with many experiences that have challenged me, taught me, and made me forever grateful of my life. In the past year I have been overseas (and soon to go over again), took on an executive role at my college, undertook an internship at a Big 4 accounting firm, celebrated my 21st birthday (for a whole month), attended a week-long conference, ate … Continue reading 2015, you’ve been grand!

Let’s start the conversation

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day and R U Ok? Day. One of the best ways to prevent and minimise suicide is to create connections and conversations checking in with people around you. R U Ok Day encourages each of us to take the time to start the conversation and ask the people around us how they are going. It also acts as a reminder to ask ourselves how we are going, especially for students around this time with assessment coming out everywhere! Mental Health has always been close to my heart. I remember being in high school and be … Continue reading Let’s start the conversation

Why study at Griffith?

Four years ago I was in the middle of deciding my future while in the middle of completing grade 12. I had it mapped out that I would take a gap year and then complete my double business degree at the University of Queensland (UQ). I was convinced that I should have Griffith’s double degree as my second choice and QUT’s single program further down. My OP came out later that year and it wasn’t high enough to gain me entry into UQ’s Business Double Degree – disappointment set in. I settled for my double degree at Griffith and since … Continue reading Why study at Griffith?

Oh Borneo, you were indescribable

Anyone can buy a plane ticket and fly to any destination. It’s what you do in that destination that gives life a purpose. I made it back to Australia all in one piece. Our Malaysian Airline flight did not crash, I did not contract any deadly viruses, neither was I attacked by any stray animals, and my passport and money was not stolen. Who knows what could have happened while overseas? Although, I did end up with some lovely sunburns (thank you Malaria tablets), and chemical burns on my eyelids – NOTE: never put 80% DEET on your forehead or … Continue reading Oh Borneo, you were indescribable

First impressions of Borneo

We arrived in Kuching, Borneo on the 29th Monday afternoon, albeit a bit tired from no sleep and a long layover in Singapore but we made it!! The first thing I noticed while flying over Borneo before landing was the dense rainforest and the numerous high mountains. Jessie and I had our noses to the window in the plane trying to absorb all the sights. All through the rainforests and towns/villages there were rivers just winding around providing nutrients to the the dense foliage. We have found out that it is very common between Decemeber to February for flooding and many … Continue reading First impressions of Borneo

6 Things I wish I knew when I was 20

Well, lets be honest, I am still 20. So, I’m not going to give any wise words of wisdom to the younger generations, because I am still classified as that ‘young generation’. The truth is, I love reading these types of advice and any title that applies to a 20-year-old or university graduate grabs my attention! A lot of the articles that I read have core characteristics that . The following six points are loosely based around what successful 30+ year olds have said, and what I wish to listen to improve on within the next decade  Put yourself in … Continue reading 6 Things I wish I knew when I was 20

From an average interview straight into finding ways I can improve.

It’s a gloomy day here in Brisbane. I believe the weather is just a representation of many university students’ moods around the nation as exam week is upon us… *cue the late nights* Upon this exam stress I had the pleasure of attending an interview for a vacation role at an accounting firm. I’m still relatively new at the whole interview game – so I take every interview as a learning experience with the hope that by my mid-twenties I shall be able to ace any interview. After a chat to my father, who by coincidence had an interview hours … Continue reading From an average interview straight into finding ways I can improve.

Borneo – My pre-departure thoughts

Well, the time has flown between initially applying to go on this trip last year, up until now with only 20 more days to go! (btw it’s 1 month until my 21st!) On the 28th of June I shall be embarking on a 12 day adventure over to Borneo with the Griffith Business School Student Leadership Program. Our team for the trip consists of 10 Business undergraduates and accompanied by two wonderful Business School staff (plus some amazing support in Borneo and back here in Australia). We shall be staying an hour out of Kuching in the Krokong Homestay, and … Continue reading Borneo – My pre-departure thoughts