The denouement of my time at the Wise ASSC blog also signals that I am about to enter the final stretch of my degree, with only six months to go. Continue reading The End of the Beginning
In this latest instalment of Lessons from the Agora, our Wise ASSC Intern describes her experience interning while at university. Continue reading In Praise of Internships
One of the most important concepts that you will learn about during your first weeks of university is that of the Jaffy. If you don’t know what a Jaffy is, you probably are one. The word Jaffy is both a pejorative and affectionate term for students who are in their first year of university. Like so many brilliant Australianisms, it’s an acronym. It’s short for … Continue reading The Jaffy’s Guide to University
Although appearing to be a stressed, sleep-deprived, coffee-addicted ball of angst seems to be in vogue for university students, it actually isn’t mandatory. There is an alternative. Across February and March, La Trobe University is lending a helping hand to all its frazzled and frantic students. Workshops that provide practical tips about studying effectively, managing your time, taking notes and using university services are here … Continue reading Workshop: Better Your Grades!
Ellen O’Brien interviews Simon Evans, the new Pro Vice-Chancellor of the College of ASSC. While students are busy learning new things, feeding their curiosity, working on assignments and making friends, it’s easy to forget all the hard work that staff from across the university put into making the university experience the best it can be. Last week, Professor Simon Evans, the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the ASSC College, joined us to discuss his hopes for La Trobe University, … Continue reading Meet the ASSC Pro Vice-Chancellor: Simon Evans
This blog is the first part of a series called Lessons from the Agora, which covers some of the lessons you won’t find in lectures or labs. Continue reading The Course Less Travelled: Lessons from the Agora
A piece that reminds students not to switch off learning over summer Continue reading The best thing about summer is… a chance to reboot!
End of December means we are celebrating the last round of graduations for the year. Master of Marketing student, Alvaro Fuentes, gives the Wise ASSC blog a behind-the-scenes look at the excitement of graduation day. It’s 6am, the sky is still dark. It’s quite difficult to rise early during semester break. However, today is a special day for some students and I’m invited to the party. It’s been one year since I started as … Continue reading An Insider’s Guide to Graduation
Hi there! My name is Ellen O’Brien and I’m one of the new student interns at the Wise ASSC blog. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing some of the experiences I’ve had and the lessons I’ve learned during my time at La Trobe, as well as updating you on what’s happening around the uni! So what do I study? Well, I’m six months … Continue reading Notes on an Uncertain Future