Meet Joel – Social Connector/Student Clubber and Percy Jackson devotee 🔱🙋🏻♂🗡
When we sat down with Bachelor of Biomedical Science student Joel, the first thing we wanted to ask about was his quirky Facebook profile name - Źeus Vøcātïon – and the story behind that.
Well long story short I used to be obsessed with Percy Jackson (hence the Zeus) and the vocation bit was a word that remotely rhymed with my last name. A lot of my uni friends now call me Zeus, so it's kind of just stuck.
Speaking of making friends at uni, we asked Joel what he did to make friends when he first started at UWA. He told us, "I found my tribe of people on campus by joining Student Clubs. Clubs are themed, so its a great way to get immersed in an environment of people who think like you do."Joel thinks that clubs are a great way to get career-ready while you're still studying, "You can also get hands-on experience with the industries you hope to work in. For instance, I am the External Affairs Officer for the UWA Science Union, which has given me experience in organising panel discussion nights, networking evenings and industry collaborations," he said.
What about new students who aren't sure whether clubs are right for them?
Look, clubs can seem daunting at first, especially with the number of them on offer. But the best way to get involved is find a club you like and flick them a message and ask how you can be involved. We are always out for the interests of students so don't be afraid to say hi!