At my first year psych lectures in 2010 I was handed a flyer for Reach Out Volunteers, community development and conservation programs abroad.
It was this flyer that sent me on my very first journey overseas to South Africa, where I helped build a creche for orphaned children and aided wildlife conservation while living in the middle of a game park, waking to the sound of lions roaring.
I have since volunteered abroad in Cambodia, travelled across New Zealand recruiting others to volunteer themselves on similar programs, worked in the US at an autism specific summer camp and have a burning desire inside in me to continue working and volunteering around the world.
Oh, and currently I am employed as a behavioural therapist, the first position of which I came across via another flyer floating around La Trobe, this time taped on the back of a bathroom stall.
Absolutely none of my experiences or the path that I have taken to get to where I am today, and continue to follow, would have even begun to unfold had it not been for that first flyer, at those first lectures, at La Trobe University.