The best thing about summer is… sprinklers and zinc

As summer arrives, Rhiannon Lloyd reflects on the things she valued throughout her childhood summers. Rhiannon’s post also wins a runner-up prize in our summer writing competition! Speed boats pass by, followed by paddle steamers teeming with tourists waving at swimmers as they move by. Dogs chasing their tennis balls, as they float down the river. Endless amounts of people with their inflatable pool toys … Continue reading The best thing about summer is… sprinklers and zinc

An Insider’s Guide to Graduation

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

Reflections on finishing at La Trobe

Malshani Perera, Master of Business Analytics student from Sri Lanka, talks to the Wise ASSC blog about what it feels like to finish her course.   I started my Master of Business Analytics course in February 2017 and I can’t believe it has come to the end. Not only the end of the course, but also the end of university student life, which makes me sad to leave. The first few months were the hardest in terms of dealing with … Continue reading Reflections on finishing at La Trobe

Why study abroad?

Studying abroad can often be a scary experience. However, Melanie Birch-Inwood tells us about her experience in the USA, combining her love for travel and studying in one awesome experience. Why study abroad? Good question! I love to travel so the moment I started studying at university I was researching opportunities to study abroad. But there so are many to choose from! Between semester exchange, … Continue reading Why study abroad?

An honours degree and me: The unexpected decision

La Trobe student, Claire Kearns, speaks about her journey and the difficulties she faced from others regarding her decision to become an honours student. When I decided to enrol at La Trobe University for the 2015 year, almost four years later I never expected to be an honours year student. When I enrolled I was told by several well-meaning people that tertiary education was beyond … Continue reading An honours degree and me: The unexpected decision

7000 Kilometers to South Korea – Week 6/6

Leandro Lumanog takes us through his final part of his study abroad journey. The last few weeks of the exchange came like a freight train. My friends and I would constantly joke about how much time we had left every now and then, but we were all worried and down about the countdown that loomed over us. Yet despite knowing our limited time left on … Continue reading 7000 Kilometers to South Korea – Week 6/6