Welcome back to Campus and welcome to our new student editor!

Hello everyone! My name is Stephanie Brock (everyone calls me Steph) and I am the new intern at the Wise ASSC Blog! I could not be more excited to start this role and share what I have learnt in my past three years at La Trobe, as well as some tips and tricks for surviving university!

A couple of fun facts about me:

  • I love to read – both my parents are English teachers, so I grew up surrounded by books.
  • My favourite TV show is Friends. I have seen each season multiple times and can quote the series pretty much word for word!
  • I am currently in my fourth year of a Bachelor of Laws/Media and Communications, majoring in Public Relations. My degree so far has not been without its challenges (such as studying during a global pandemic!), but I have loved every second of it and can’t wait to smash out my final two years.

Throughout high school, I was that student who had absolutely NO IDEA what they wanted to do once they left school. I would change my mind everyday about what career path I wanted to take (in all honesty, I still change my mind pretty much every day!). But I always loved to dance. With some encouragement from a friend, I auditioned for a full-time performing arts school and got in.

My year after I finished school was filled with rehearsals, classes, sequins and a lot of hard work. I loved dancing full-time and learnt a lot from the most amazing teachers and choreographers. Taking time away from academic study to pursue my passion was one of the best decisions I ever made.

As much as I enjoyed dancing full-time, I always knew I wanted to go to university even if I had no idea what I wanted to study. I came to an open day at La Trobe and become very excited at the thought of studying Law/Media and Communication. And the rest as they say, is history.

I have learnt so much throughout my past three years at university, both inside and outside of the classroom. University has thrown me many obstacles – learning how to manage my time effectively, exam stress, navigating a career path and learning remotely throughout 2020. But during this time, I have also made some incredible friends and learnt from amazing teachers.

I still have no idea what I want to do after I finish university. Like I said, I still change my mind every day. But there are so many opportunities out there. Whether I find a career in media and communications, or live out my Elle Woods dream in the courtroom, I am so excited for what is to come.

If you are new to university this year, the biggest piece of advice I could give to you is to dive right in. You get out of university, what you put into it. So get involved – ask questions in class and participate in discussions, join a club, seek out opportunities, make friends and forge connections.

See you soon, Steph πŸ™‚