Grad’19 alum Louise Velayo, recently shared his insights with Year 13 students. He emphasised that while Grad’24 students are well-prepared for change, they should also be ready for increased freedom and reduced accountability in university life. He offered three key lessons:
Set Goals: Velayo stressed the importance of defining personal goals beyond academics and career, such as for physical and mental health and social life.
Establish Routines and Habits: He highlighted the significance of daily routines and habits in managing university responsibilities and steady progress toward goals.
Build Connections and Seek Help: Velayo shared how seeking help and building connections were pivotal in his journey, leading to opportunities and friendships.
He reminded the Year 13 students that applying these principles early in their academic journey can yield significant benefits, not only in university life but also in their future careers. His straightforward advice serves as a valuable guide for life after Bangkok Patana.
Louise is currently a software engineer and site reliability lead at Aviate Labs | Web 3.0 based in Leuven, Belgium. He was in Bangkok for business and we were fortunate to have him in school. Thanks Louise!!