Four tips for graduates with Rachel Bowditch

Four tips for graduates with Rachel Bowditch

October 25, 2019 1 By Stanley Isaacs


Your life is unlikely to be anything you can currently imagine
but that’s not a bad thing. Today, you have the technical skills that your courses have given you. The last years have
taught you how to think, not what to think and
this ability to reason and to think logically is a skill you should never ever underestimate. There are many more skills
that you will need to develop to move on in your life, but here are four that I recommend you start with. One, curiosity. It’s in the uni motto for a reason and it’s there for a very good reason. Work your curiosity muscle often. Don’t wait for the big things, start with the little ones. Two, endurance. You can either approach life as a sprinter or as a long-distance runner, be more like the long-distance runner. You keep moving forward,
conserving your energy and biding your time or going for long as the race demands. Three, deep authenticity. The world needs more individuals so give yourself permission to be you. The more true you are to you, the more enjoyable your life will be. Four, generosity. Whilst giving money is great, generosity of spirit
is much more important. Globally, you are in a
very privileged minority. Today, you’re graduating from a university that is a top-100 global university. Be generous with your words, say hello to people with equal warmth whether they’re the cleaner or the CEO. Grow and maintain your
connection with Monash alumni. As a group, we have the
ability to create great change. I firmly believe you create your own luck, so keep moving forward and seriously, the best of luck to you all. (audience applauds)