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The Private Schooler

Today I’ll go over The Private Schooler. Yes, this is another stereotype which most students at the university will bump into.

The Private Schooler, as the name suggests the the breed of student that has attended a top private school, probably in the inner east or inner bayside areas and preferably also reside in these areas too. Common examples of these schools are Scotch College, Melbourne Grammar, Xavier College & Camberwell Grammar. The students will usually get a solid ENTER/ATAR score (Even the retarded ones will get a decent spoon-fed score) and have many friends who will end up at UoM with them, potentially doing the same course as them.

After being nursed through VCE with their hard-working teachers and strong school environment, many of the Private Schoolers come to UoM not really knowing what to expect. Often they herd together with common groupings being students of the same private school, nearby private schools, APS sports opponents, and sister schools.

A vast majority of the male students from this group will excel in sports (AFL, Rowing, Rugby etc.), be fit, and also quite extroverted. Many of which will not really bother studying throughout university too hard as their personality and general likeability will get them more success in life than dweebish nerds and fobs which basically dominate the university population. If not, the connections which they have attained through their social networks or their parents will probably be enough for them to land a decent gig after graduating.There are a few that do study hard and also have great people skills to go with them which generally mean they’ll end up in a true top tier position in no time.This will generally breed much envy from nerdy losers that tried harder academically but didn’t end up obtaining the same level of success.

In terms of Private School girls, they will often have strong self-confidence (Much of this depends on looks of course!) and also display many positive traits which are similar to their male private school counterparts. Again, just an observation, it’s not always the case, since generalising would be a crime now, wouldn’t it ?!

Many Private Schoolers will be spending their summers overseas in exotic locations, relaxing, while most other students will be lightening their future study load by undertaking summer classes or working hard in some role which they believe will enhance their prospects of success in the future. As usual, the Private Schooler will more than likely be more successful in attaining that dream job that these other students have been drooling over all throughout their university life.

In the workforce, Private Schoolers will generally go further up the corporate ladder than their fobby counterparts. By building close rapport with key people and allowing their non-work related conversation to dominate their perception, they will often not be as technically sound in the actual work as a socially-awkard dweeb but their personality will leave a good impression on the people that matter which will result in a greater level of success, in the majority of cases.

As much as people deny it, many senior roles have a strong preference for white people. Don’t start hating me for telling the truth, click the link and read calmly without raging.

Until next time!

Bye!

 

 

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BCom Majors II: Management

So in this post, I’ll be continuing on the series of Bachelor of Commerce majors, today it’s Management.

So all throughout the business world we hear words like Manager, Leader etc. Surely majoring in Management will make you something along those lines?

..Hell NO!

The management major is the biggest waste of time one can possible invest in. Basically if you’ve done Organisational Behaviour (Compulsory 2nd year Commerce subject) then you can do almost all of the 3rd year management subjects, which will give you a Management Major aka. Waste of time major.

Before everyone starts raging how I’m being a bit critical about it, just think, most managers don’t just become a major out of nowhere, they do their time and work their way up into managerial roles. A management major where you will discuss garbage management theories from 1929 and the loser who came up with it, will probably not get you to a Managerial role.

The major is basically catered towards Arts students that can basically write garbage in a structured and concise manner. Exams are generally worth 40-60% meaning that you’ll be doing many assignments throughout the semester. Also since the subject really doesn’t have much use of having tutorials, since everything can be rote learned in a matter of hours, you will be expected to “participate” and do lame group activities in your tutorials, often leading to a mark for participation (anywhere to 5-10%, maybe more).

A lot of people that can’t hack real majors will add on the Management major as a second major, but again, doing 3 level-3 subjects about Management doesn’t really change your life too much.

In terms of Graduate prospects, the majority of people in Management majors will be doing it with something else (Common combinations include Marketing/Management & Accounting/Management). This naturally means that they’ll be relying on their other major for their employment prospects. For people doing straight Management majors.. well.. they’d just be looking at general graduate programs, usually these require no skills, just any ol’ uni degree, even arts!

Most people don’t delve into this major, and rightfully so but if you really are bored and don’t want to focus at all on uni, do this. You don’t need to rock up, and can just cram for the exam and still get a decent mark.

A real manager!

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Recent FAQs

Of late, I’ve been recieving a number of questions relating to myself. I thought I’d address a few in this post.

 

Do you run the blog yourself?
I’ve had friends contribute to posts, but most of it I do myself.

Who are you?
Does that even matter?

Are you a male or female?
What do you think?

You’ve graduated, now what do you do?
I currently work. One of the upsides (and sometimes a downside) in my job is that there is some travel involved which means I can get away from Australia regularly!

Are you a FOB?
God, no! I’m white.

Your blog is offensive and I hate you!
Great, tell the world!

What school did you attend?
A very good school. That’s as much as I’ll reveal!

Did you have a bad time at The University of Melbourne?
Nope, it was relaxed. Things are a bit more intense these days.

What was your average in your course?
It was pretty high, above H1 easily.

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