Pearl of the Indian Ocean vs. Land Down Under

One would think that moving to another country ideally would mean doing the same thing but instead in a different geographic location.

However, the answer to that is interestingly, no.

Coming from Sri Lanka, or what we call the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean”, life is remarkably diverse. Sri Lanka’s Capital city, Colombo, is rich in historical heritage and has so much to offer. The city is often blessed with clear blue skies, warm weather and sunshine, which I love!

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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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Mixing with the STARS!

Tom Cruise Mummy Sydney

One of the perks of being an international student is you get to meet different people. Sydney is considered as one of the most diversified cities in the world, where you have the opportunity to meet people from all different countries.

What if the people you meet are from HOLLYWOOD…A renowned celebrity and a movie star??!! What if it is TOM CRUISE? Yes, I mean the actor from Top Gun, Mission Impossible, Few Good Men and the latest reboot of Mummy.

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‘Be what you want to be’ – Our visit to CQUni Bundaberg

Hello everyone, we are the students from Guangxi University, China. Firstly, we all feel very happy to be here to study English at Central Queensland University. At the Uni, we have met many friendly people: Haiyi, Jing, Anne, Beth, Julia and other local people, who have given us lots of help.

We have studied English at CQUni for three weeks, which is a wonderful experience. We are so lucky that we met three kangaroos at the first time visiting the campus. There are many differences between CQUni and Guangxi University. CQUni Bundaberg is an open campus. Continue reading ‘Be what you want to be’ – Our visit to CQUni Bundaberg

Anything is possible in India!

Five things you can expect when visiting India.

Hi, it’s Tarah Rodda here, one of the Professional Communication and Digital Media students currently in India for a Sustainability Exchange program with the Centre for Environmental Education (CEE) in Ahmedabad. Continue reading Anything is possible in India!

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…

Outbound exchange program in Osaka, Japan – The End

The sad part of an outbound exchange program is that the program itself is for a short term. We get to meet lot of people and make new friends or rather I should say friends for a lifetime and then leave to our own ways. The first week was slow but the remaining weeks went like a flash. Continue reading Outbound exchange program in Osaka, Japan – The End

Random Musings of a Study Abroad Student. Part Five and The End

Imperial War Museum

Class today was at the Imperial War Museum. I spent five hours there, staying until closing, but I probably could have used another couple of hours. Most of my time was spent in the Holocaust exhibit–it was both horrifying and fascinating at the same time. Will definitely be going back to see the parts I missed today.

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Outbound exchange program in Osaka, Japan – Part Three

During the last three weeks, we all had the opportunity to go on several excursions to other cities and areas. These day trips have given me the opportunity to know more about Osaka’s culture, food and people. The first trip was at Nara’s Todai-ji temple which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue reading Outbound exchange program in Osaka, Japan – Part Three