Regional Australia or City? Where Should I Choose to Study at CQUniversity.

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Great news, you’ve decided to study abroad at CQUniversity, one of the largest universities that has locations all around Australia, and take up a new opportunity, adventure and education.

Now the hard part – where to study? CQUniversity (Central Queensland University) has 16 campuses scattered around Australia, we offer the largest physical presence of any tertiary education institution in Australia with a wide range of program and course offerings.

You can choose between the relaxed pace of a regional location, such as Cairns, Noosa or Bundaberg; or perhaps you’re after the bustling city life of Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth. The choice is now yours.

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17 Free and Useful Apps for International Students in Australia

Mobile phone apps

There’s almost an app for everything out there, which is kind of helpful, but also quite overwhelming too!

We’ve put together 17 free and useful apps for international students in Australia that we highly recommend.

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Why you should study in Perth, Australia

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There are many reasons why Perth is a popular destination choice. There’s the mild climate weather, pristine coastline (19 white-sand beaches!), award-winning food and wineries, culture and arts, outback adventures, free CBD WiFi and hop-on-hop-off… but one of the greatest perks about Perth is that it shares the same time zone with 60% of the world’s population!

The city of Perth is a quick flight to most Asian cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Delhi, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, making it just that little bit easier to keep in touch with friends and family.

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I’ve accepted my offer… where is my COE? Your questions answered.

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We are heading fast into Term 3 and everyone in International Admissions are busy processing applications, Confirmation of Enrolments (COEs) and more. We’ve curated a list of FAQs if you’ve applied to start studying in Term 3.

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My international student experience

I am writing this blog to share my experience as an international student and intern at an Australian company.  My name is Neelkumar Shah and I am from India and about to graduate with a Master of Management for Engineers this year. Before enrolling in this postgraduate course, I was a civil engineer in a multinational construction company in India. Like many students, I came to Melbourne and enrolled in CQUniversity with two aims; a better lifestyle and career advancement. After studying at CQUniversity (Melbourne campus), I feel that I have enjoyed living in Melbourne and gained the necessary knowledge and skills for further employment. I hope this brief recount of my experience will give you some insights on the significance of the internship program which is being offered by CQUniversity.

Interning at Dean Cargo

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My unforgettable trip to China

My name is Ashley and I am a current fourth-year student in the Bachelor of Medical Sonography and Graduate Diploma of Medical Sonography program at the CQU Melbourne campus. I commenced study at CQUni in 2014 after completing a Bachelor of Health Science on the Gold Coast. Although I was born in South Africa, I moved to Australia when I was five, and now call Melbourne “home”.

In recognition of my academic achievement throughout my studies, I was invited to join the Golden Key International Honours Society in 2015, who partner with ‘Envision’ and the International Scholar Laureate Program (ILSP). I was given the opportunity to explore health care and medical education in a different culture as part of the Delegation in Medicine and Science, hosted by the ISLP in China. The international program offers educational opportunities and experiences to high achieving students in delegations such as Medicine and Science, Engineering, Business, Nursing and Healthcare, and Diplomacy, visiting countries across the world.

As part of the experience, I travelled to Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

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An International Students guide to finding part-time work in Australia

One of the many advantages of studying in Australia is that international students are able to work part-time while completing their studies to support themselves financially.

This guide has been written for international students with the practical advice on how to find part-time work whilst studying in Australia.

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How to write a resume

Writing an effective resume is an important part of your job search. It is a tool that should effectively and succinctly sell you as a potential employee.

Similar to a career plan it will be continually updated, developed and reviewed. There are many things to consider when writing a resume such as length and format, the balance between skills, achievements, experience and personal passions, your audience, and the type of roles you are applying for. There is no perfect format, although, in our experience, there are a number of fundamental things your resume should cover. Below is our guide to writing an effective resume.

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Top 5 questions to ask your education agent

If you are planning to study overseas, you might be considering using the services of an education agent.

An education agent can help you with your study options and assist you with your university or visa application process.

Here are the top 5 questions you should ask your education agent.

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Homesickness! A note from an international student…

Home is where the heart is

I’m finally free!

I’ve met hundreds of super exciting people, announced our friendships as “official” via Facebook, sat through some eye-opening/closing lectures in my first few days of university.  Life couldn’t get any better!

Well, it could, I think to myself, if my best friends from home were here too. I wonder what they’re up to right now. My eyes suddenly feel prickly… vision is blurring… is that, a tear? What’s happening!? Is it…homesickness? Continue reading Homesickness! A note from an international student…

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