Student life is fast-paced. It is hard to get to know everybody. Peers of UniMelb helps you learn about the people you share UniMelb with. We're here to help you connect with like-minded people, read interesting student profiles, and help you share your own unique story.
What This Site Is All About
Peers of UniMelb aims to be a voice in the Melbourne University community, bringing awareness and recognition to the individuals that we share the halls with. With so much happening, it can be hard to truly go deep with your peers, and we're here to fill that void. Our profiles aim to find out what makes the people at this University tick, and shine light on the wonderful things they're doing and where they come from. We all have a story to tell; Peers of UniMelb is here to help share it.
During our first semester (Semester 2 2018), we were fortunate to publish over 30 profiles, mostly of masters students in the FBE. Students from India, Italy, Australia & beyond shared their stories & insights about many topics. Our aim is to increase the scope of profiles, to give our readers more to engage with. We believe that our profiles help to increase understanding and cooperation between peers.
Our profiles see students discuss things like their hometowns, motivation, career ambitions, Uni culture, & lifes obstacles. An example of this is the profile we did on Luca Bonelli, an ambitious Italian student looking to take on the music industry. You can get a taste for our profiles by reading Luca's Profile here.
Masters of International Business
Q: What do you want to get out of UniMelb by the time you’ve finished your degree? Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
A: I’m proud to be able to list Melbourne University on my CV but there is more to it than a reputable name. It is about the lessons for life I take away. I think Uni Melb teaches more than dry theory; It helps me grow as a person, identify my skills, and shape my personal brand. I hope that in 5 years I will be passionate about a job where I am pushed beyond my boundaries and can inspire others. Given my previous work experience and this international Masters’ degree, I envision myself leading a diverse team of individuals where I can apply what University and life across the world has taught me.
Q: What is the biggest adjustment you had to make when you came to Melbourne?
A: The biggest adjustment would be the distance from friends and family. This is especially hard with family members that don’t normally use whatsapp or facetime. Driving home for the weekend to have a weekend breakfast with my family is something I miss. Now I occasionally join the breakfast table through skype.
Click here to read Sarah's full profile
Q: What does your family & friends expect from you?
A: I am very blessed with my family and know that even though I have made the decision to move to the other side of the world, they are always there to support me. The one thing they would expect from me is to be happy and share this happiness. The same goes for true friends.
Q: What do you expect from yourself?
A: I expect from myself to live with urgency. Simply put, I always try to remind myself to live in the day and identify and pursue the things that matter most to me; whether it is my relationships with others, my studies or my career. It can be challenging, but it is necessary to keep up with the one life we have to spare.