JobDiaries: "Working hard paid off"

5 February 2020    Isabella Graiche    0 comments
Guess what: working hard at school actually counts as kind of an unpaid internship job. It can open doors for you and sets the tone for your future career, as Isabella Graiche discovered...

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“I don’t think I did any work at all throughout high school, until I got to Year 12! Not that that’s a good idea at all... But the HSC honestly wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be.

Everyone just tells you to do your best and that’s all that matters, cause you really can’t do anything more than that.

Throughout the HSC I just kept telling myself to “study and you’ll thank yourself later!” And I’m definitely thanking myself. Working hard throughout Year 12 paid off with early entry offers before I had finished HSC, which I guess defeats the purpose of chilling out, but it was still so good to know that I didn’t have to worry about my marks when they came out in December, because my hard work was worth it.

During the HSC exams, if I ever felt like I was getting burnt out, I just made sure I gave myself a break, watched a movie or just had a nap.

At the end of the day, as long as I tried my best I knew I wouldn’t have any regrets afterwards about my marks or how much study I had done.”

Credit: Isabella on Insta @Isabellagraiche

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