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How to make your final year count at university

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13:30 PM | 11 July 2017
by Cal McKim
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Masters student, Cal McKim, talks about how to make your final undergraduate year count.

Your last year can in fact be the most fun and transformative year of schooling. But it can also be stressful, overwhelming and anxiety ridden, as you attempt to start your career while taking the most difficult modules in your degree. Your final year should centre around making yourself indispensable, not replaceable.

“On a CV, good grades are the primer, everything else is the paint.”

I finished my undergraduate degree a few years ago and made mistakes in every area I’m about to discuss so when I started a masters last year, I vowed to not repeat them. I am now finishing my course and this is what I’ve learned.

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