University Life

10 Things No One Told you About Life After Graduation

10 Things No One Told you About Life After Graduation

It’s grad season! Yes, it’s also exam season but if you’re leaving the nest and graduating at the end of this year, we’ve got a parting gift for you! Whether you’re off to a soul-searching six-month travel across South East Asia or got hooked on […]

Why Non-Profits Need Us

Why Non-Profits Need Us

For many of us, it’s graduate season. We’ve spent the past few years building our knowledge, soft skills for use in the real world, and now it’s time to aim big. Whether it is MBB firms, the Big 4 or any distinguished employers in our […]

Final-Year Students Tell Us Their Biggest Uni Regrets

Final-Year Students Tell Us Their Biggest Uni Regrets

When the time comes to graduate, do you want to throw the cap knowing you cherished your experience or look back wishing you took more out of your uni years? Your time at university can bring about a phenomenal transformation as you realize more and […]

Melb Uni: Global Study Opportunities

Melb Uni: Global Study Opportunities

Your BCom/Masters study plan is looking woefully sad for the next semester (and the semester after that, for a matter of fact) so how about we spice it up? Ditch the standard Commerce subjects currently in your study plan and instead take advantage of the […]

More often than not, it’s not a free invitation.

More often than not, it’s not a free invitation.

It’s 2 am and I have just gotten back to my friend’s apartment after a night out on Chapel St. With a 9 am start looming over me

Mind the gap: A Student’s Perspective

Mind the gap: A Student’s Perspective

Whenever I talk to people about gap years, I always come across the same two responses. There are those who advocate and have ‘gapped’ and then there are those, non-gappers, who want to have a fear of the gap that stems from a career-driven lifestyle and a desire to […]

Beyond the Resume: Building your Digital Footprint

Beyond the Resume: Building your Digital Footprint

After I had finished my Bachelor of Arts, I was continually exasperated by the application process for graduate jobs. The humble double-sided A4 resume left a lot to be desired.

SAMMPress is Back. With a Twist.

SAMMPress is Back. With a Twist.

Dear SAMMPress readers, One week down, and semester 2 is officially under way. It’s been a cold and often miserable Melbourne week, but don’t worry because SAMMPress is about to heat things up.

A Tale of Two Cities: And She Didn’t Study in Either One of Them

A Tale of Two Cities: And She Didn’t Study in Either One of Them

I have tried it all in an effort to avoid procrastination. Handed my phone over to friends. Turned wifi off. Barricaded myself in the library for hours on end. Left the country, in the vain hope re-locating myself across an ocean would create some new-found […]

Musings Of a Procrastinator

Musings Of a Procrastinator

They say SWOTVAC is a week designated for the semester’s revision – but for most of us we have to actually learn the content before we can revise it. It’s an emotionally tumultuous period, as you spend the better part of a week in a […]

Guide to SWOTVAC: Eat Your Feelings & Drown Your Sorrows

Guide to SWOTVAC: Eat Your Feelings & Drown Your Sorrows

SWOTVAC: The darkest hour of student life. The notorious 7-day period when grooming and bathing are foregone, tracksuit pants become your wardrobe staple, venturing outside is a thing of the past, dazed is your permanent state of being and your communication skills revert to that […]

An Angsty Quarter-Life Crisis

An Angsty Quarter-Life Crisis

As I type this piece in my Adele jumper and leopard print pants and realizing that it’s May, the thought of graduating at the end of this year (fingers and toes crossed) scares the living daylights out of me.

Networking 101: A Definitive Guide

Networking 101: A Definitive Guide

There’s something inherently slimy about the term ‘networking’. Cringe. The very word makes students quiver in fear and professionals roll their eyes, undoubtedly because there is something inherently superficial and contrived about ‘networking events’.

MH370 One Year On: A Lesson in Crisis Management

MH370 One Year On: A Lesson in Crisis Management

Flight MH370: current status, missing, last seen, 8th of March 2014. One year has passed since 200 passengers and crew-members disappeared whilst on a routine flight path across the South China Sea on route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

What I Wish I’d Known When I Started Uni

What I Wish I’d Known When I Started Uni

(image by Karen Roe) Welcome to the magical world of University life. Whilst it’s no Hogwarts (let’s be honest, the Old Arts’ resemblance to Hogwarts is the real reason Melb > Monash), it’s not a bad reality. You’ll find that it is a completely unique experience […]

Welcome to SAMMPress

Welcome to SAMMPress

(image by Florian F. (Flowtography) ) Welcome to SAMMPress. We’re so excited to be writing this, finally sharing what we’ve been working hard on for months. You might have heard of SAMMPress before. Yes, we are the student-run publication of Melbourne University’s Students’ Association of Management and […]