My graduation day was one of the best and most significant days of my life.
A mere title & piece of paper cannot even begin to truly represent what I have “learn’t” over the past four years.
University taught me not only about journalism. Communications. Media. Humanity. Global affairs. World politics. International relations. Structure & the power of words – it taught me about myself.
About how hard I can push myself, what I can achieve. My determination, independent nature, perfectionist tendencies, perseverance in the face of adversities & my personal passions.
It taught me about voice. About my own, & about how to share others. It taught me to challenge & question preconceived notions. It fuelled my love of words. Knowledge. Human relations. Expression.
It made me contemplate ethics & morals – my own and those you are expected to have (or not) in the media industry.
Even though the path I intend to take with my degree is not what I envisioned when I started my studies all those years ago, I am so pleased with where it has left me & where I can go. I am proud to say I am a University of Southern Queensland Graduate of 2014.
Completing university left me with so much more than a Bachelor of Communications majoring in journalism.