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August 02, 2021, 02:56:37 am

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Just wondering what did you learn in uni/workforce that you wouldn't have experienced in high school. Can be about anything!
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Hey!

Just wondering what did you learn in uni/workforce that you wouldn't have experienced in high school. Can be about anything!

Interesting topic!
I think there is a lot more choice in University than High School. For Example, you can choose what degree you want to do, then choose a major/ minor, choose how you want to study your degree (Like, I want to study these units first and then these after). University has structure but it is flexible, which I found was different to school

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I agree with this, some may choose to do more or fewer units each semester in University depending on the individual

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Just wondering what did you learn in uni/workforce that you wouldn't have experienced in high school.
Can be about anything!
Thatís a very broad statement.

Things I learnt in uni:
- I personally suck with flexible learning and self teaching anything.
- Getting relevant work experience, placements and internships is a difficult process if itís not included in your course. Start researching early and get on to this as soon as you can.
- Donít take for granted the concessions and discounts you can get from being a uni student.
- Keep in regular contact with your high school friends during uni. You wonít regret it.

Things I learnt after uni/ while working:
- Job interviewers are people too. When you go for a job interview, treat them as such.
- A job is a job. It isnít the be all and end all.
- Success comes in many forms, donít compare your life to othersí because everyone has their own journey and different timeframes theyíll reach each milestone.
- Do not succumb to peopleís expectations and pressures of adulthood. You do you in your own time.
- Organising your adult life is difficult. No one has this down pat. Everyone struggles at it.

These will probably change and/ or I might think of more later.
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Hey!

Just wondering what did you learn in uni/workforce that you wouldn't have experienced in high school. Can be about anything!
That mental health is super important 😊

Also spending time with friends/family that are positive influences on you is something I've found too :)
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This is a fun thread idea!
-people at uni also don't know what they want to do
-thinking 'positively' /being overly positive about things isn't helpful a lot of the time
-world experience>grades
-extracurricular activities make you more well rounded & are important
-people don't always want solutions (or at least from you)
-people who don't talk about their achievements seem more powerful

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- I knew that having fewer, better friends was superior to having more, low-quality friendships but it's never been clearer to me how true this is. In high school, you probably knew most of your grade on some level (and maybe a few in the grades above and below), but once you leave and lose contact with some of them, you realise that there was actually a lot of deadwood. Flying solo (or close to it) is totally okay as long as the level of support around you remains the same

- Echoing a few of the above sentiments, the people that seem smart and career-driven only make up the minority. Most of the time they may come off as pretentious and/or intimidating but usually, they just don't have a lot of like-minded peers. Most people are completely lost - you don't have to be as smart or as career-driven as everyone else
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Balance is key to happiness and life in general, as others have also alluded to.
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Someone who feels the need to talk about any good deeds that they do, says more about them than those actual actions

Might be cheating since I somewhat understood this in high school (but didn't really think about it that much) but definitely more now

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The day you let go of your ego, is the day you become you.

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- That it is important to learn how to be independent and enjoy your own company, as you won't be constantly surrounded with people you know and are friends with.

- It is important to trust the process

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