Interviewed and written by Timothy van Veen
We continue the Humans of Charles Sturt series by sitting down with our next student driven piece, Magnus Cameron…
Magnus is a first year student at Charles Sturt, and is a part of the Student Representative Council for the Albury-Wodonga Campus.
Here’s everything you need to know about Magnus as a Human of Charles Sturt, from his plans for next year, to what his typical day looks like, and everything in between.
Magnus, what degree are you studying?
I am studying a Bachelor of Business Studies.
What do you love most about studying and your course?
I get to explore and engage in the industries I find interesting, leading myself to help understand what I want to do in life.
It makes me excited to step into these industries and make my impact.
What does your typical day look like?
I try and wake up early, either study or go for a run. I’ll also make some time to learn about the topic of the day.
Then at night I go to work at my job, which is at a craft beer café. This where I can try and taste weird or funky craft beers.
Where are you from? Or what campus are you based at?
I live in Wodonga and the campus I am based at is the Albury campus.
What were your interests as a child growing up?
I am a massive fan of Chelsea Football Club and I watch all the games – even the ones at 2:00am. I have recently gotten in craft beer and really enjoy trying new and experimental beers.
I enjoy reading in my spare time, currently I am reading The Life of Pi. I also enjoy running.
I run about 3 times a week. I am training to do a half a marathon with my sisters in late May.
As a child, what did you aspire to be growing up?
I wanted to be a professional football player.
Who has influenced you most in your life?
My parents are my biggest role models and influence in my life.
How do you like to relax or de-stress?
Reading is my favourite way to relax and running or going for a walk is my favourite way to de-stress.
What advice would you give to students starting at university?
Being organised is crucial, be confident and consistency is key.
What’s the biggest challenge that you’ve overcome?
2 years ago was the hardest year of my life. I faced a lot of personal and external issues that influenced my life negatively. I wasn’t open about my issues which made them worse.
Since opening up about my issues and communicating with the people closest to me, I have overcome this issue and have seen a dramatic improvement in my mental state and life.
In your life thus far, what has been the biggest life lesson you have learnt?
Communication is crucial in fixing issues and problems faced in life.
Do you have something planned in the next year that you are very excited about?
I plan to run a half marathon in late May with my sisters, a full marathon by the end of the year and I am planning to go adrenaline hunting at the end of the year with my partner, going sky diving and shark diving in South Australia.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Be grateful for everything you have.
What is one thing you couldn’t live without?
My family, they are crucial to me, as they are my most important support circle.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
Organising my life so I can be consistent and achieve my goals in both personal and career.
If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
I can’t choose one, so either pancakes or lasagne!
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Working at a innovative sustainability firm, pushing myself mentally and physically in all forms of challenges.
Anything else you’d like our readers to know about you?
I love talking to new students and hearing peoples stories. I am a open book, so if you ever see me around campus just stop me to have a chat.
I am more than happy to talk about uni, personal hobbies or issues.
A final note.
A big thank you to Magnus for being a part of the Humans of Charles Sturt blog series. We wish you all the best with your adrenaline adventures!
If you are interested in being a part of our Humans of Charles Sturt blog series, contact the Charlie team at email@example.com