Brayden Gibson

Brayden Gibson

Brayden Gibson

  • Student type: Domestic
  • Year commenced: 2021
  • Degree(s): Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Why did you decide to study science?
I have always enjoyed studying science subjects and understanding how things work. In high school, I took Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics units and fell in love with these fields.

What made you choose Monash Uni in particular?
I chose Monash University because of the double degree study options. It has allowed me to study Chemistry alongside a variety of health-related topics and gain options for future studies.

What's your favourite aspect of studying science?
The wide variety of fields and research that is currently being conducted. I am fascinated by learning about new areas and the unique perspectives different specialisations teach.

What has been the highlight of your science degree so far?
The chemistry undergraduate research project I undertook over the summer. Although I am not a person who would like to go into the research field, it was interesting to understand and gain experience in this area, especially while undertaking an electrochemistry project, which is a field which isn’t explicitly taught.

What's the biggest misconception you had about studying science before you started your course?
That all graduates go on to further study and then go into research and/or academia. There are many sectors of industry that students can move into and the skills taught in a science course are invaluable in many work environments, such as research skills, analytical skills, and communication skills.

If you were to give some advice to someone who's thinking about studying at Monash Science, what would you say?
The flexibility Monash provides is amazing! Even if your degree isn’t going to plan within the first semester, there are so many options and pathways to go into other areas both within and outside of science. The choice to do subjects outside of science is available, alongside the possibility to complete a double major or double degree to pursue different passions.

Give us a life hack or piece of advice you live by:
Allocate some time to yourself each week. University is only one part of your life and for some, you may require extra time to finish a course, but you get to finish at a pace that allows you to live out other parts of your life.

Do you have a chosen career in mind? If so, what kind of job are you currently aspiring to?
I have thought of a few options, either allied health as a cardiac sonographer or analyst work within industry, and if those seem unappealing, maybe sales!