How we spent September at The Global Student
Message from the Director
Well a disappointing end to my season with my beloved Tigers falling short of the big game – I hope I didn’t jinx them in making preparations to return home in time for the GF! Will be licking my wounds and catching up on sleep in Warrnambool next week, and then heading up to AIEC in Sydney the following week, so hope to catch up with many people there. I will be on a panel with my overseas based colleagues – Nigel Cossar, Douglas Proctor and Jogvan Klein - as we discuss taking our careers off-shore and contributing to the international education industry off-shore. I will also be presenting in another session “Partnerships, placements and community impact in learning abroad” – both of these are Friday morning, so keep yourselves nice at the Gala Dinner please so you won’t miss these enthralling sessions 😊
Otherwise, September has involved much business development for new opportunities in mobility, including short programs in Malaysia, internships in Thailand and Vietnam, and inbound study tours to Australia. We also held our TGS planning day, where the team not only reviewed preparations for year-end programs, but also strategized new opportunities for engagement locally that will provide increased opportunities for our students while in country. The first of these was the MOU with Engineers Australia Malaysia Chapter, which provides a model for discussions with further industry groups to get more involved with not only hosting interns, but adding to their experience and industry knowledge.
Plans are also underway to showcase KL to those attending APAIE next March. Together with Monash Malaysia, the Australian High Commission (DFAT and DET) and Malaysia Australia Business Council, TGS is working to develop opportunities for Aussie visitors to understand why Malaysia is one of the top NCP destinations due to its wide use of English, growing economy and employment opportunities, growth in infrastructure, education opportunities and “café culture” driven by an emerging middle class, and the welcoming nature of Malaysians in general. And of course the food! Stay tuned for more information on additional events around APAIE, and make sure your flight bookings include some time to understand the attraction of this amazing city.
See you at AIEC!
MOU with Engineers Australia Malaysia Chapter!
TGS is proud to announce the first of its industry / professional partners in Engineers Australia Malaysia Chapter, who are very excited to work with us to provide increased opportunities for engagement for interns. Not only will they be encouraging more companies to take interns, they will be offering industry visits, networking evenings and discussions, an invitation to their annual Gala Dinner, but will also be holding a weekend activity with their Monash Youth Chapter. These activities will ensure that interns come away with greater insight into the engineering industry globally, make connections for future employment opportunities, and begin to think of themselves as “engineers in training” rather than just a student undertaking an internship!
See you in Sydney!
Jan will be presenting at AIEC next week so make sure you get in touch to meet up while in Sydney! If you can't make one of her presentations make sure you join her for coffee and discuss your next program or project!
APAIE 2019 KL -
We can't wait to show off our city!!
APAIE will be held in Kuala Lumpur next year, and we hope you will take advantage of the opportunity to visit this amazing city, the softest landing into Asia and ASEAN you will find!
Look out for an opportunity to meet with The Global Student Team at a pre-conference networking, plus we are planning a joint Malaysia Australia Business Council - Australian High Commission event around internships and industry engagement in Malaysia!
AIEC October 9-12 Sydney
ISANA - December 4-7 Sydney
APAIE - March 25-29 Kuala Lumpur