Kicking goals as a subscriber: our competition winner celebrates end of first semester

We are pleased to introduce the winner of the Wise ASSC subscriber competition for Semester 2, Farid Farahani! Wise ASSC caught up with Farid at City campus to find out about his journey at La Trobe so far.

Farid was pleasantly surprised to learn that he was the winner of a prepaid Mastercard in our subscriber competition, especially as he has only just finished his first semester of study at La Trobe’s City campus in Master of Management (Sport Management).

Farid started at La Trobe in July 2019 as an international student from Iran. After finishing a Bachelor of Sport Engineering in his home country and then working for five years with a manufacturer of rehabilitation sports equipment, he wanted to expand his knowledge of managerial theories in the sports industry. The organisation he worked for was encouraging of his decision to further his education, with a promise of a leadership job when he returns.

He says he chose Australia because of its known love for sport and renowned success at the Olympics, noting that “Sport is like a faith for Australians”.

Farid at the festive City campus

Farid says his experience of studying at La Trobe has been very positive so far, commenting on the supportiveness of staff from Orientation to his tutors and lecturers in classes, and how much the library has helped his studies. He also commends the students who were further into their degree who were able to offer helpful advice as he adjusted. Now that Farid has finished his first semester, he would also urge other international students new to studying in Australia to think carefully about the differences in educational expectations such as referencing and writing styles, and pay close attention to the assignment details.

Farid says he has learned a lot in his first semester, and has expanded his knowledge of how to promote sport in society. He looks forward to a future where (maybe) one day he will have a job with his favourite football team, Chelsea FC. Farid was also interested to learn that La Trobe partners with A League team, Melbourne City FC, and may check them out on a visit to Bundoora campus.

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