5 Things They Don’t Teach You At Uni: A Letter To My 19-Year-Old Self

1. Uni friendships profoundly shape your career

The power of friendships. Here I am in Argentina with Julian Cole and Rick Liston in 2007. More than 10 years later, we’re still in touch.
Get out there and join the committee of a club. Not only do you create memorable friendships and not-so-memorable nights out, but you equip yourself with leadership, teamwork and organisational skills.

2. Ps get degrees

I’m proud of studying what moved me, rather than studying subjects that lead to a defined career. It has given me a raft of transferrable skills I apply today in my business.

3. Study what moves you

Natalie, congratulations on what you’ve achieved. Who would’ve thought you’d have a growing business and an amazing team of energetic writers that support you every day!?!

4. Your professors are way cooler than you think

See? Professors can be cool. Here I am with Frank Chamberlin at a 50’s Hollywood party. Other than teaching and dressing up for social occasions, he also loves coffee and footy (he even used to umpire for the VFL).

5. Resilience is a skill you will practise, time and time again

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Natalie Khoo

Natalie Khoo

How to do a stint on the other side of the world, build a business, cancel your wedding & not kill your partner during a global pandemic & more. 🇦🇺🇺🇸🇬🇧