Lochlan Brick

I think that everybody should try and go on exchange at some point during their degree - although it can be a bit daunting, it is a fantastic opportunity to explore new cities on the other side of the world.

I've met lots of great people during my time at the University of Melbourne and have tried (successfully, I think) to take advantage of the countless different opportunities offered by the university. Although it can seem like a big place, I've enjoyed making friends in other faculties and departments, by not being locked in to a particular major or subject area from the start of my degree.

I've been able to tutor university subjects, reside in one of the colleges, complete research projects over the holidays, play tennis for the university and even study overseas on exchange, and have really enjoyed all of it!

I went on exchange to King's College for one semester at the start of 2016. It was a bit daunting at first, but the chance to take subjects that aren't available back home was really enjoyable. I think that everybody should try and go on exchange at some point during their degree - although it can be a bit daunting, it is a fantastic opportunity to explore new cities on the other side of the world and be exposed to different ways of learning and studying! Studying in London has been great as it is such an enormous city that there are always things to do, plus it is a great spot from which to explore Europe!

I am interning at Palantir Technologies in New York City immediately after I finish my degree, but from there I will either attempt to get a full time job in the software industry or return to university to do more study. Ideally, I would love to own and run my own technology or software company. I think it would be fantastic to combine software development with the chance to learn how to run a business, and hopefully have an impact on the world.

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