From CQUEnglish to Master of Human Resource Management – Bella Shares Her CQUniversity Experience

CQUniversity international student Bella

International student, Baljinnyam Davaajav (Bella, in short) comes from Mongolia with a background in HR Management.

She began her studies at CQUniversity Sydney campus in 2015 to study English through the CQUEnglish Language Centre and later enrolled in the Master of Human Resource Management, which she has recently completed.

We chat to Bella to find out more about her studies, advice she can provide to prospective international students and her experience at CQUniversity.

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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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Top Tips for Moving to Australia

Well done! So you’ve decided to move overseas to study! You’ve accepted your offer from CQUniversity, got your visa sorted, got a medical check-up, booked your plane tickets and packed your luggage. All you need to do now is to get on that plane and get ready for a new life in a new country.

All this can be a bit overwhelming, and it’s easy to lose yourself in the excitement, but you’ll need to tie up loose ends and buckle up — it’s going to be one of the most stressful experiences in your life.

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Your working rights as an international student in Australia

If you are an international student living in Australia, you either have a job (or several jobs) or know other foreign students who work. Very often, international students take on casual or part-time jobs in order to cover the high living expenses and to gain industrial experience. But first, it is to your advantage to ask this question:

Are you familiar with your obligations and minimum rights while working in Australia?

Here are a few things you ought to be aware of if you decide to work as an international student:

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Settling in, Inductions and New Friends!

My study abroad journey continues…

New Friends

me and house matesOur new flat mates arrived on Saturday and we were excited to see who would be joining us! To welcome everyone, I posted a letter on the door outlining my belief that if we sat down as a flat together to have dinner now and then it would help create a nice home-away-from-home environment and help us build a small network of friends that will no doubt grow over the term, cut food costs and allow us indulge in some nice meals thanks to my passion for cooking! And so we sat down for our first dinner on Monday night. Two of my new housemates were eager to learn how to cook, so I was able to relax with a glass of wine and instruct them from a distance…that’s what it feels like to be a boss! Continue reading Settling in, Inductions and New Friends!