Kieran Hamilton, Master of Management (Marketing)

“After completing my Undergraduate studies in mid-2016 at Melbourne Uni, I wasn’t in the best place. I’d studied Psychology (Arts), and I didn’t make it into honours – which is actually a good thing in hindsight (I would’ve hated Clinical Psych!).

The year and a half that followed would certainly have its high points – seeing Japan on my first solo adventure at the start of this 2018 was a clear highlight. But that span of time also bought with it the sense that I’d lost direction and grown stagnant, along with some pretty hard personal moments.⁣⁣⁣

I ended up going to last year’s Open Day and came across the area for Postgraduate MBS studies, and the volunteer there described a course that sounded actually exciting. I’d been interested in Consumer Psychology and Marketing during my Undergrad years, and focusing on this in a post-grad setting actually had me excited to move forward in life.

Today, I’m two semesters into my Masters of Management (Marketing), and I’ve gotta say this was one of the best life choices I’ve made.⁣⁣⁣ One thing that always bothered me about my Undergrad years is that despite my efforts, I always had this sense of being an outsider. Outside of a couple of close friendships, I never really felt like I belonged, and my time at Uni was always something I wanted to be over ASAP.

At MBS, I find myself surrounded by a community of wonderful and supportive people, and I’ve never enjoyed study more.”