Looking back on my old graduation photos, it seems like a lifetime ago that I graduated and commenced my career as a vet. Even though studying to be a vet was tough, I knew that I wasn’t done learning. There’s a saying in Chinese that my parents drilled into me when I was young: “you never stop learning as long as you live“.
I was recently discussing with a friend about her career change, from lawyer to restaurateur, and my double life as a veterinarian and fashion blogger. For years I’ve been swapping smelly scrubs covered in pet hair with silky cocktail frocks in the back of the car between jobs. We’ve both taken some pretty big leaps of faith to be able to do what we love, but we both still want to keep honing our skills to make sure that we’re equipped for the amazing adventures that the future will hold. Even after embarking on my new, lifelong “career” of motherhood, I’ve been watching vet webinars, signing up for online courses, reading novels (I can’t get Pride & Prejudice out of my head!), playing the piano more, and eyeing off some units at Open Universities Australia (OUA).
I was stoked to be introduced to Open Universities Australia because it provides online education to those who desire a job change or simply want to learn more. It is designed to be flexible enough to fit each student’s lifestyle and needs. Plus, it has many great support services to help students during their studies, including a dedicated student hub, student support and counselling as well as Fee Help options. Although there are quite a few units that take my fancy, I’d love to learn about nutrition (Nutrition, Health & Disease via RMIT). You know how much I love food and this unit would teach me to make better food choices for my new family.
Perhaps you’ve long considered a career change too, or you just want to keep learning as long as you live. Why not surprise the world? Surprise yourself! Who knows? Perhaps Open Universities Australia could help you realise your dreams.
上星期我和一个朋友正讨论这件事。我们都改变了职业，而且都挺夸张的，她 从律师到开餐馆，而我是从兽医到写时尚博客。多年来，我一直在车子的后面换衣服，从带着宠物毛发的工作服到漂亮的鸡尾酒连衣裙。我们俩都跨了信心之步。能够做我们所爱的是个福分，但我们还得继续提高自己的技能，因为谁知未来会带来什么更精彩的内容。就好像现在我有了一个新的“事业” ：做妈妈。还好宝宝很乖，我还有时间看兽医的网络研讨会，签署一些网上的课程，读很多小说 ，弹钢琴，并且最近我在澳大利Open大学看到了一些我想学的课程 。
澳大利亚Open大学能给希望有换工作的或想多学一点知识的人在网上提供教育。它的学成适应每个学生个人的需要和生活方式。另外，它有许多帮助学生的支持服务，包括一个专门的学生中心，提供学生支持和辅导，以及帮助费用的选项。我看到了许多我想学的单位，其中最吸引我的是营养学（营养，健康与疾病通过RMIT 大学） 。你知道我多么喜欢食物，我想，学了营养能帮助我为我的新家庭做出更好的食物选择。