Hello, my dearest readers! My name is Rachel Ryu (Korean name being Jun Ha – so you can also call me Jun), and I am a newly transferred first year student in B Psychology (Hons). After a year in B Engineering/Commerce, I made the difficult decision of changing my degree to try something I was always excited about: the human mind. With an avid interest in watching people, a passion for reading and writing, I am beyond eager to start learning about this fascinating subject.
To make myself seem less like an AI created by Wavelength, I will now albeit hesitantly introduce myself. Simply put, I am a narcissistic artist, specialising in portraiture and expressionism. I always used to use art as a means of catharsis whenever I went through rough times. My interest from psychology was always stemmed from my own use of art as an outlet – why do people have different ways of expressing themselves? Why do people try to find a way to expel their emotions? Questions were whirring away in my mind before I realised that this was probably the path that I wanted to take.
I am yet uncertain of what I would like to do in the distant future, and to remedy that somewhat, I decided to join in a volunteering opportunity known as Career Leaders Program. It involves marketing from UNSW Careers and Employment, which is a free university service that provides students of any year and degree with job-preparation skills. They also hold Career Expos for students to interact with a range of employers, so I thought it’ll be a good chance for me to look around at the different employers I could potentially work with once I graduate.
There were shifts we had to take during O-Week, and it involved getting out there and promoting the services of Careers and Employment and explaining to students how it could help them in their careers. Although I am yet to meet employers and certainly yet to find out my goals for the future, during the short timeframe of my O-Week shifts, I ended up meeting some great friends, rediscovering my passions of interacting with other people, and becoming more of my own self.
Whether it is volunteering or looking around the stalls, O-Weeks in UNSW are always unique, and in introducing yourself to an exciting university life, O-Week is probably the best time to try things out.
As your Wavelength blogger, my aim is to write inquisitive, informative, and, at times, relaxing blogs. I hope to inspire you all to consider the uniqueness of human beings and see this interesting world that I have always been fascinated about: that every single person is amazing in their own right, and how our minds are entirely similar yet entirely different from one another.