Part-time student offered full-time employment on campus

(University of Wollongong first-year management cadet Jake Troncone, 18)

(University of Wollongong first-year management cadet Jake Troncone, 18)

Jake Troncone isn’t like other first-year University of Wollongong students. His distinction from other students isn’t that he turns up to lectures and tutorials looking extremely smart, but more so the reason behind his formal attire.

Jake studies part-time at the university, completing a Bachelor of Communications and Media, and works full-time in administration as a management cadet.

Jake explains how he gains professional experience throughout his degree as ”for the last 3 years I do an exchange program for 6 months, and then do two 18 month placements in strategic marketing.”

Jake benefits greatly from this opportunity, as he is able to study and gain employment experience simultaneously.

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The War Zone

(Innocent student gets attacked by savage ducks)

(Innocent student gets attacked by savage ducks)

Exams, parking, readings. The most common stresses of uni, right? Wrong. Try sitting in the serene area beside the duck pond and not getting swarmed by territorial and savage ducks.

As I, the gentleman in this photograph, and possibly 90% of the student body can tell you, this is the most difficult task. Forget getting a HD in your law exam…avoid getting swarmed by these ducks, and you’re the real winner.

Shame and humiliation are felt as this human of strength and virility is exited by what outsiders would see as innocent, playful and friendly ducks.

You think avoiding this unfortunate predicament is simple? Think again.