When I left Mater Christi in 2005 I didn’t know what I wanted to do, but I liked science so I decided to do a science degree. As it turned out, I hated it. I stopped going to uni because I didn’t enjoy any of my classes. To cut a long story short, I failed horribly and decided to take a semester off.
I wasn’t sure if university was for me at the start of that intermission semester, but after three months my brain had turned to mush and all I wanted to do was learn something. So back to my science degree I went. This time I ditched Biology and took up Geoscience. For me, Geoscience was the game-changer. Suddenly I was getting High Distinctions and it wasn’t a chore.
After finishing my Bachelor of Science (Honours) I worked in copper exploration in northwest Queensland for the summer, before deciding once again that I wanted to learn more, so I started a PhD in Geoscience.
I am now in the final months of my PhD and over the last 3 years have been lucky enough to teach Geoscience university students and travel extensively throughout Australia, Europe, and New Zealand for my studies. I still don’t know what I’ll do when I finish, but if I’ve learnt anything it’s that not knowing is okay.
Emily Finch - Class of 2005
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