Leader already has a job at the end of 2nd year – this is why…

One of my leaders is stepping back from leading in 2014, despite still studying full-time. It’s because it’s likely he will be working part-time for a bank (which shall remain nameless).

Listen to how the interview went:

Q: Students lead in U:PASS for a wide variety of reasons – to mentor, to gain leadership skills, to improve communication skills, to get educational experience, to see what it’s like working for UTS.  What’s something you feel you have gained in one (or more) of these areas over the last fortnight? Why? (You may also choose another area if you wish!) 🙂

A: In my [bank] interview I was asked to describe scenarios where I: delivered results for the customer, was able to see a particular scenario from a different point of view, how I adapted to unexpected changes and how I maintained a positive attitude, how I worked in a team etc. Out of all my roles on my CV, I talked about U:PASS the most eg. how I collaborated with x, y and z [other U:PASS leaders] to run a revision session in Autumn that had 75 students attendance. I realised that UPASS has given me alot and was particularly helpful in getting a role with [bank] over the Summer.


About Georgina Barratt-See

Georgina manages the UTS U:PASS (UTS Peer Assisted Study Success) program, which assists students in 50 first and second year subjects with study sessions run by trained student facilitators. Georgina has 14 years experience in the Higher Education sector with interests in student leadership, mentoring, first year experience, teaching and learning.

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