Lesson 3: The world is a very big place

Hello, hello, hello! Welcome back to my series the Top 5 Lessons I’ve Learnt at Uni.  I hope you all smashed out your assignments over the mid-semester break and ate a whole lot of yummy chocolate over Easter.  In writing this series, I’ve been looking back at my time at university and thinking about the main lessons I’ve learnt. It’s been pretty difficult narrowing it down … Continue reading Lesson 3: The world is a very big place

La Trobe welcomes the Economic Student Society of Australia

There are dozens of clubs and societies you can join at La Trobe University. From the Law Student Association to the snowboarding team, there is something for absolutely everyone. We would like to welcome a BRAND NEW association to La Trobe University – the Economic Student Society of Australia (ESSA).  We chatted to La Trobe’s ESSA President and Bachelor of Business student, Ansh Verma, to … Continue reading La Trobe welcomes the Economic Student Society of Australia

Breaking the ice to make uni connections

I remember being pretty nervous on my first day of orientation at uni. I didn’t know anyone in my course, so I came to orientation by myself. I sat down in a MASSIVE lecture theatre, nervously waiting for the lecture to start.  A couple of girls came and sat down next to me. They smiled and introduced themselves and we all got talking. Eighteen months … Continue reading Breaking the ice to make uni connections

Starting uni in 2021:Meet some of our Orientation competition winners!

Orientation was an awesome week filled with information sessions, meeting new people and getting to know the university. Some students were even lucky enough to win a $50 Coles Myer gift card from the ASSC Orientation Survey Competition! After congratulating them on their epic win, we asked these students a few questions about starting uni. Meet some of our winners from the ASSC Orientation Survey … Continue reading Starting uni in 2021:Meet some of our Orientation competition winners!

Lesson 2: You won’t feel better if you don’t do the work, but you will feel better if you do

Hello! Welcome back to my second post in my series Top 5 Lessons I Have Learnt at Uni!  Throughout high school and in my early years of uni, I was the biggest procrastinator known to man.  If I had a thousand things on my to-do list, I would avoid it like the plague. I found myself following my mum around the house, talking to her about … Continue reading Lesson 2: You won’t feel better if you don’t do the work, but you will feel better if you do

Starting uni with support

It’s the start of the university year and you might be feeling a lot of things – nervous, excited, overwhelmed and maybe even a combination of all three. Starting university can be overwhelming at times. You don’t know which building is which, what classroom you’re meant to go to and what textbook you need for each subject. Take comfort in the fact that you’re not … Continue reading Starting uni with support

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 … Continue reading Welcome back to Campus and welcome to our new student editor!

Seeking your Excellence

If you can demonstrate outstanding, continuous commitment in the community, cultural or innovation/entrepreneurship sectors, apply to be considered for the La Trobe Student Excellence Academy! This means if you are a community leader, an established or aspiring artist, musician, performer or writer, or an emerging innovator and you can demonstrate your commitment in your respective field through your resume, a reference letter and/or a portfolio, … Continue reading Seeking your Excellence

Be heard in the ASSC Student Advisory Group

The ASSC Student Advisory Group (SAG) is back for 2021 and looking for students to join! The purpose of SAG is to provide a communication channel for students to discuss ways that the university can improve the student experience. Claire Kearns, Master of International Relations and long-time SAG member, shares her experience of what she gained by being part of the group: Unbelievably to me, … Continue reading Be heard in the ASSC Student Advisory Group

Virtual internships for expanding experience

If you’ve been wanting to complete an overseas internship, but not sure how it all works in a virtual environment, then we have the lowdown for you! Zara Protopopoff, a Bachelor of Commerce student majoring in Marketing, has just completed virtual internship in the USA through CIS Australia. Zara was supposed to study in Los Angeles at UCLA during the 6-week winter semester break, but … Continue reading Virtual internships for expanding experience