USASA Interview with Rhythm Gulati
- Tell us a bit about yourself! What is your role at USASA??
My name is Rhythm Gulati. I made the journey to South Australia five years ago after spending the majority of my life in Delhi, India. I have completed a Bachelor of Business in event management and tourism from UniSA.
In my free time, I like to Illustrate, paint, hike, cook for my friends, or read.
I recently started working at USASA as an Events Officer where I am responsible for the planning, and execution of student engagement events and activities.
- What are your top 3 tips for new students??
- Networking: Every time you step out of your comfort zone and meet someone new, you’ll be building up your self-confidence, as well as some invaluable communicative skills that will last you a lifetime.
- Ask for help: University can be overwhelming sometimes, especially when there’s so much information to absorb. If you ever have any questions, be open and ask for help. Many university resources are free of cost. If you are having difficulties, there is always a staff around to answer any questions and provide support.
- Have fun and reward yourself: Although studying and getting good grades is important, it is also very crucial to have fun and make lasting memories during your uni years. Embrace learning but also participate in extra-curricular activities such as joining a club, attending uni events, and gathering your friends for a pub crawl.
- What are the best ways to make quality connections and friendships at Uni??
USASA clubs are a fantastic way to meet like-minded people and make new friends. USASA has a wide variety of clubs, so there’s something for everyone. Additionally, volunteering at university events is another great way to make new friends. Funny story – I met my partner at one of the events where we were volunteering together so you never know you. ?
- Where is the best place to ask about financial and student well-being assistance?
USASA’s Financial Wellbeing Service is a free, confidential, and non-judgmental program available to all UniSA students. Students can simply reach out to USASA and book an appointment with a Financial Counsellor to seek support. Additionally, there are several self-help resources as well as in-person counselling services available for students facing personal hardships.
- If you could go back to your first day of Uni, what would you do differently?
If I was to go back to my first day of uni, I would not overthink and be nervous while talking to new people. Instead, I would relax, socialise and remind myself that these new students are all in the same boat as me.
- What is your favourite thing about UniSA??
My favourite thing about UniSA is that along with great academic opportunities, they also offer many non-academic services for students to have a vibrant campus life and a positive student experience.