Life beyond Radford

Last updated 3.11.2019

Liam Wilde

Class of 2019
OCCUPATION Student at the International School of Geneva
Lives Geneva, Switzerland
Attendance at radford Years -1-10
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  • International School of Geneva, 2018-Present
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What does life look for you now?

I am living in Geneva, Switzerland with my parents and younger brother. I am currently completing my final year of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at the International School of Geneva and will graduate in mid-2020. In my spare time I enjoy skiing in the Swiss and French Alps, travelling and experiencing different European cultures.

While I will always consider myself a Radford Collegian, I have listed some of my favourite experiences at the International School of Geneva.
- Getting to know people from all around the world
- Going on a snowsports trip to the Swiss Alps
- Going on safari and visiting schools in Zambia, Namibia, and Botswana
- Going on a school trip to the South of France

Tell us what you are passionate about?

I am passionate about many things, however if I had to narrow it down I would say that there are four things that really drive me.1. I am passionate about current affairs what is going on in the world around me. I love waking up in the morning and looking at what is happening back in Australia and around the world. I am interested in my mum's job and what she does in the United Nations.2. I love to travel - Im lucky enough to have been able to travel all over the world and have loved every minute of it and I look forward to visiting many more countries. 3. I love cars and am very lucky to live in the city that hosts the Geneva International Motor Show.4. I also love chocolate and dachshunds

When you were young, what were you hoping to be when you grew up?

I am still young and am not entirely sure what I want to be yet, however, I am interested in current affairs and the business world so I think I would like to study commerce or international business at university. I'm not sure where I want to go to univeristy yet, however, I'm pretty sure I want to come back to Australia.

What is your favourite Radford moment?

When I look back at my 12 years at Radford I think its impossible to pinpoint my favourite Radford moment. I loved so many things from the sports carnivals to Mr. Southwell's famous Reading Challenges. However, the thing I value the most and am most grateful for about Radford was the fact that when I woke up every morning I really looked forward to coming to school every single day of the year.

What do you know now, that you wish you'd known when you were at Radford?

Don't limit yourself to mainstream careers. Outside Canberra I continue to be amazed at the diversity of jobs people I have met have found success and passion in (e.g. from FIFA lawyers , prestige jewellery manufactures, Humanitarians, and Chocolate makers to luxury journalists and boutique hoteliers).

What advice do you have for current students?

That not everything goes to plan. It'll all be alright in the end, and if it's not alright its not the end.

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