Vox Pop #2 – Has your vision changed or developed?

The vision one once had can either change into something new, or it can develop from the original idea making it more apparent. From the answers received, it can be deduced that a few visions from our childhood remain at the forefront of our aspirations, but more common is that our visions normally change and adapt to our personal goals and wants and are constituted by external factors too. Perhaps the economy is in a downturn and jobs at major finance companies are being cut, or maybe various fashion companies have to reduce employee numbers due to a decline in consumer interest. Our vision is subject to change, but the more apparent it is, the more empowered we become.

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Vox Pop 1 – What did you want to be growing up?

Everyone, no matter their ethnicity or religion, has a vision growing up. Everyone has a dream, some often more flamboyant that most, but everyone has one, and whether we truly believe in that dream at an early age depends on our early experiences and background. What interested you? What did you want to be growing up? Long ago it may be, nevertheless we were motivated at an early age. Perhaps more importantly and evident, however, is that we were instead inspired by role models – still unaware of our underlying ambition that would empower us through day-to-day life to one day reach the promise land.

University Life Image #2 – What is their vision?

A VISION EMPOWERS

The different aspirations that float around the University of Wollongong's grounds are associated with every student, each student possessing their own unique vision. Their vision, no matter how absurd or unrealistic it may be, is the source of motivation, it gives them purpose and impetus to tackle the difficulties they face in order to surpass mediocrity and to welcome greatness. Every vision, that walks through Duck Pond Lawn or past the bus stands, acts as the final destination for students - the last exam or the first job after university - it provides reason and empowers those who realise that their dreams are achieveable.

The different aspirations that float around the University of Wollongong’s grounds are associated with every student, each student possessing their own unique vision. Their vision, no matter how absurd or unrealistic it may be, is the source of motivation, it gives them purpose and impetus to tackle the difficulties they face in order to surpass mediocrity and to welcome greatness. Every vision, that walks through Duck Pond Lawn or past the bus stands, acts as the final destination for students – the last exam or the first job after university – it provides reason and empowers those who realise that their dreams are achieveable.

University Life Image #1- Visions are everywhere

A VISION EMPOWERS

Every student walking around the main campus of University of Wollongong has a vision. Of course, everyone's vision is different, it makes us unique and instils in us a certain drive that is intrinsic to achieving our goals. Behind every assignment, every online quiz and tutorial homework our vision is slowly being worked towards. Behind every face that person has a vision, a vision that inspires them and empowers them to succeed more than just mediocrity. Each different vision can be achieved at the University of Wollongong as it provides the base structure required to prosper academically and to achieve our short and long term goals.

Every student walking around the main campus of University of Wollongong has a vision. Of course, everyone’s vision is different, it makes us unique and instils in us a certain drive that is intrinsic to achieving our goals. Behind every assignment, every online quiz and tutorial homework our vision is slowly being worked towards. Behind every face that person has a vision, a vision that inspires them and empowers them to succeed more than just mediocrity. Each different vision can be achieved at the University of Wollongong as it provides the base structure required to prosper academically and to achieve our short and long term goals.

JRNL101 Portrait #3 – A Vision Provides Impetus

A VISION EMPOWERS

A vision motivates, it inspires. To pursue his dream of becoming a writer for the "Rolling Stone" magazine, Jake Cupitt's willingness to embrace university culture will help him graduate with a degree in Journalism and give him the platform to construct a future in an attempt to reach his vision. As Jake philosophises about life at the University of Wollongong and what it takes to reach his goal, he realises that his large network of friends and ongoing support will help him overcome his inhibitions and empower him to strive for greatness and ultimately reach his ending.

A vision motivates, it inspires. To pursue his dream of becoming a writer for the “Rolling Stone” magazine, Jake Cupitt’s willingness to embrace university culture will help him graduate with a degree in Journalism and give him the platform to construct a future in an attempt to reach his vision. As Jake philosophises about life at the University of Wollongong and what it takes to reach his goal, he realises that his large network of friends and ongoing support will help him overcome his inhibitions and empower him to strive for greatness and ultimately reach his ending.

JRNL101 Portrait #2 – A Vision Inspires

A VISION EMPOWERS

A vision motivates, it inspires. Setting his sights on the future and hoping to graduate with a degree in Communication and Media Studies at University of Wollongong (UoW), Oliver Hunter's aspiration gives him a reason to work, a reason to study. A vision does not simply provide light on the future, it provides motivation for the present and gives Oliver the strength and courage needed to surpass mediocrity and to achieve much greater than he originally imagined. It makes us, not just Oliver, happy and enthused, now motivated and determined to pursue a vision.

A vision motivates, it inspires. Setting his sights on the future and hoping to graduate with a degree in Communication and Media Studies at University of Wollongong (UoW), Oliver Hunter’s aspiration gives him a reason to work, a reason to study. A vision does not simply provide light on the future, it provides motivation for the present and gives Oliver the strength and courage needed to surpass mediocrity and to achieve much greater than he originally imagined. It makes us, not just Oliver, happy and enthused, now motivated and determined to pursue a vision.

JRNL101 Portrait #1 – A Vision Empowers

 

A vision motivates, it inspires. To attain her goal of becoming a primary school teacher, Stephanie Cardillo's determination and focus must fuel her ambition. In order to overcome the various inhibitions that stand in her way, her vision must inspire motivation in accordance with the ability to overcome such obstacles that prevent her from materialising her aspiration. Through a Bachelor of Arts degree and University of Wollongong (UoW), Stephanie's vision has been developed and clarified, highlighting the specific benefit of being a UoW student - to discover an ambition.

A vision motivates, it inspires. To attain her goal of becoming a primary school teacher, Stephanie Cardillo’s determination and focus must fuel her ambition. In order to overcome the various inhibitions that stand in her way, her vision must inspire motivation in accordance with the ability to overcome such obstacles that prevent her from materialising her aspiration. Through a Bachelor of Arts degree at University of Wollongong (UoW), Stephanie’s vision has been developed and clarified, highlighting the specific benefit of being a UoW student – to discover an ambition.

JRNL101 Interview – Jake Cupitt

Everyone has a vision, but whether or not someone chooses to focus and work towards that final chapter depends on their motivation, their willingness to succeed and the environment in which they attempt to achieve their goals. For Jake Cupitt, a Journalism student at the University of Wollongong, staying on campus and being supported by a network of close friends and family, in accordance with embracing university life and culture, Jake’s vision will materialise. As the Wolf of Wall Street, Jordan Belfort, elucidates in this seminar, a vision must empower someone – not enough to make them achieve mediocrity – but to achieve greatness and go beyond what’s possible.