A personal reflection on my academic and professional career in the past few years.
“How are your grades going, Jenny? Will you pass? Please don’t change your degree again,” my mum asks, with a worried face. This is a question that comes up every two weeks or so, especially after my 2nd degree change.
They say that the middle child is the rebellious one. As the middle child, by the Chu’s family standards, I was probably the most rebellious one out of my two brothers. My older brother, in his youth, was obedient and hard-working. Moving from China to Australia at a young age gave him a slow start but through hard work and perseverance, he ended up getting a top ATAR and finished with a Commerce/Law degree , which is a tick in most Asian parents’ books. My little brother, still in high school, is a little lost and demotivated as most 16 year old boys would be about life, but helps around the house. He’s looking to pursue engineering at university, so again, another tick.