• University: University of Liverpool, Law LLB (Hons)
  • Class of 2018

Ariunzaya Davaa-Ochir

1. How did Orchlon school help you get into University of Liverpool?

Amidst graduates from some of the best high schools around the world, I was struck by the intelligence that surrounded me. Yet, I felt better prepared for the challenges of college course work and life at University of Liverpool with the help of academically rigorous experiences that Orchlon school provided me. Orchlon school has successfully designed, developed and implemented Cambridge programmes that combine an emphasis on mastering subjects in depth with the development skills for study and work in the future. These programmes have helped me to develop higher order thinking skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, independent research, collaboration and presenting arguments.

2. What would you say to Orchlon students?

You have your whole life in front of you. Take time to think about what you like to do and examine your likes and dislikes. High school is a real transition time, as you move into adulthood and the more adult issues of work, careers, and college. It should be a time of growth as well as a time of challenge. Have fun but get the best education you can so that you are positioned to take advantage of further educational opportunities. And no matter where you go after high school, never stop learning and growing.

3. What stage in your life are you at?

I am at my warrior stage where I have begun developing my goals and working diligently toward them. As a first-year law student I am developing my key skills in legal arguments, studying the impact of law in society and the operation of legal rules.

4. 3 things you’ve learnt at college?

  1. Critical thinking. College professors rave about the importance of critical thinking in every aspect of learning.
  2. Humility and curiosity. I have learned to be realistic about the extent of my knowledge and the skills for opening myself to new information.
  3. The importance of teamwork and leadership.

5. What are the most important skills for today’s job market?

I think non-work experiences such as work ethic, networking and leadership skills are important for selling yourself in today’s job market.

6. Favorite quote?

“Wherever you fly, you’ll be best of the best. Wherever you go, you will top all the rest. Except when you don’t. Because, sometimes, you won’t. I’m sorry to say so but, sadly, it’s true that Bang-ups and Hang-ups can happen to you.” – from “Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss.