Graduating student of 2011 – Robyn White
Since graduating from GCCC at the end of 2011 Robyn has been studying Sport Tourism Management at Southern Cross University in Lismore.
She has always wanted to see other parts of the world and has started her ‘travels’ by doing a student exchange semester at Brock University in St Catharines, Ontario, Canada (20kms from Niagara Falls).
Luckily, Robyn is enjoying the cold weather, especially the snow and icicles. Shortly after she arrived at uni she experienced a day with a wind chill factor of -38oC, thanks to a polar vortex!
Robyn has really enjoyed meeting other exchange students from all over the world. She lives on campus, sharing a unit with 3 Canadians and (by lucky coincidence) a girl from Griffith Uni.
One of the most exciting things about her course is that she is will spend a weekend volunteering at the Ontario Winter Games at the end of February. Robyn especially loves ice hockey and goes to support Brock’s team when they play. She even managed to get to an NHL game in Buffalo, which is just over the US border.
During her mid-semester break (called reading week) she is planning to experience some winter sports herself – including dog sledding, skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing. The semester finishes in mid-April and then she will spend two months travelling around Canada before heading home. She plans to start in Calgary and then head to the West Coast and up to Alaska – she is desperate to see the Northern Lights.
This is the third year of Robyn’s degree. When she comes home she will start an internship (still to be decided where) and finish her degree by the end of the year.
Some of the subjects she has studied include: Sport Tourism, Sport Management Principles, Sport and the Law, Tourism Theories and Practices, Events Management, Sports Marketing, Accounting, Sport Globalisation, Sports Promotion and Public Relations, Labour Relations in Professional Sports and Intellectual Property and Licensing in Sport.