Nathan D'Souza

The University of Melbourne fosters a wonderful environment to make and deepen friendships, which is definitely an important highlight for me.

"Listen to advice, but in the end, make the choice that you are happiest with, strive towards your goal, and you will do extremely well." -Nathan

I initially chose the Bachelor of Biomedicine, and completed my first year in that course. However, I did not find that course to be personally fulfilling, as it left many of my interests such as physics and engineering, unanswered, and so I transferred to the Bachelor of Science at the beginning of my second year. I can honestly say that this was one of the best decisions that I have made, as Science has been extremely rewarding, interesting, exciting and inspiring. The subjects are incredibly challenging yet rewarding at the same time, and really explore the potential of each student. Additionally the University of Melbourne fosters a wonderful environment to make and deepen friendships, which is definitely an important highlight for me.

I don’t actually have a particularly dream career that I want to strive towards. Going forwards into the future, there will be so many new jobs created that don’t exist now, in conjunction with all the careers that do exist now that I don’t yet know about. I am keen to explore and broaden my horizons, and find a career that is rewarding and fulfilling.

University has taught me how big the world really is. It is so easy to get caught up in school life and the school routine, and to sometimes forget that so much is happening in the world that we are unaware of. There is so much knowledge out there, so many intelligent people, and so many ways to help you grow in character. It is okay to feel a little overwhelmed at everything, but there are many services at the university, career counsellors, the internet, and people who are there to help you. Listen to advice, but in the end, make the choice that you are happiest with, strive towards your goal, and you will do extremely well.

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