With whom to be on friendly terms in Australia?
With whom to be on friendly terms in Australia?
Lately more and more our compatriots shows interest to training in Australia. Only last year on this far continent 360 students from Russia went. But to achieve success in another’s country, it is insufficiently simple to enter the university – it is necessary to know rules of the game. About them speech in this article also will go.
The first what the person faces, decided to go for study to Australia, is a problem of a choice of educational institution. In this country there is a lot of colleges and universities, ratings are not present them, and booklets at all beautiful. Information also is scooped from them, as a rule. And many, fascinated beautiful pictures and the low prices, choose the first pleasant college or university.
Unfortunately, such approach is fraught with mistakes for which it is necessary to pay too expensive sometimes as in direct, and figuratively this word. And business at all that in Australia it is possible to change higher education institution only if you were disaccustomed at least one year, and these are wasted time and money. Simply some consider that the main thing – is correct to choose a course and faculty, and there is no sense to pay special attention to prestigiousness of educational institution.
If for you it is important only to receive the foreign diploma, it is possible to go on such way. But if your purpose – to succeed in Australia and to get friends and useful acquaintances worldwide, stop the choice on educational institution with a name better.
Australians – careful parents, they attach great value to questions of education and employment of the children therefore at known, prestigious university you will study with "cream" of the Australian society. And it not only is pleasant, but also it is useful: after all in the course of study, besides knowledge, you get also something bigger, that you will not buy for money, – acquaintances, communications, recommendations.
By the way, they be required to you already on a third year when before you there will be a question of training and work. Solid recommendations will help to find the vacancy corresponding to your qualification. In order that your candidate was considered, the recommendation is necessary: without "protection in an Australian way" in Australia far you will not leave. Though if you work "carelessly", from dismissal will not rescue even protection of the prime minister.
Speaking in images, the prestigious university is some kind of entrance ticket in society of Australia. When the Australian gets acquainted with you, it will surely take an interest, where you study (or work) and where do you live. Inhabitants of this continent attach great value to prestige and status questions. And here can play an important role even such, at first sight, insignificant things, as the shop name in which you put on, sports club which you visit, area in which located. The Australian society is similar to the puff pie baked by the first class hostess: layers do not crumble and do not mix up at all. And exact hit in the "correct" layer can become guarantee of your success not least.
Our many students, coming to Australia, make the same mistake: they become isolated in the company of the Russian students or representatives of Russian diaspora, do not communicate almost with Australian fellow students, students from other countries and appear almost cut off from the outside world. Australia – the country multinational, interested in involvement of foreign students, her inhabitants are friendly, open for communication. Even the legislation of this state continent has exclusively liberal character: foreigners from the point of view of the law differ from Australians only one – they are deprived of the suffrage. But you always have something more important: option. The main thing – to develop the correct tactics of "social hit".
If you want to "make hit" at once in this game, look narrowly at the large and very dear universities having solid scientific base and the close relations with the business world. It is possible to carry Macquarie University to such higher education institutions, University of Melbourne, Monash University, University of New South Wales, University of Sydney, University of Technology, Sydney (see 2-4, 2000). All of them are located in the large cities, and the students who have chosen by the specialty finance, management, economy, have unique possibility in practice to comprehend a difficult science of the international business. Here they not only can pass interesting training, but also receive chance to earn additionally in the specialty during study. Not without reason every year more and more students economists from the countries of Scandinavia and South America come on training to Australia. By the way, the economy, along with finance, computer technologies, engineering specialties, business management and hotel management, occupies the highest lines in a private rating of specialties in Australia.
Oleg Stepanenko, director of the company of Student International World-Wide