Attending Orientation is a rite of passage for first-year university students. Along with sorting out the essentials at Student Central (hello parking permit and ID card), the week is an exciting and valuable opportunity to gain insight into the degree you have chosen to study and meet some of the people you’ll be learning alongside.
We’ve all been there; a scary boss you don’t know how to talk to about your uni timetable. You can’t ghost in the shadows forever though. Eventually you’re going to have to tell them when you can and can’t work – and put your foot down if you need to study.
It’s not your fault. During the whirlwind that was Orientation – meeting your peers, hitting the water park, sussing out the best coffee joints – you probably didn’t think to write down every single piece of info coming at you.
Learning continues well after tossing the graduation cap, and with tons of degree-relevant jobs on campus at UON, more and more students are finding themselves a few steps forward on the path to their dream position before even having completed their degree.