Making Connections

Australia Awards aims to enhance your learning experience by encouraging you to seek opportunities for networking and making connections in Australia.

You can make connections in Australia by: joining professional and academic associations; joining university clubs and societies; by volunteering or undertaking work placements; or by attending professional development and networking events, conferences and seminars. Following your return home, you will also connect with alumni associations and networks. You can learn more about some of the associations you can network with, as well as some helpful tips for networking, in ourĀ Professional Networking Brochure.

The Scholars Newsletter, distributed quarterly, features an events directory of workshops, seminars and other events that might be of interest in each state. These can be great places to begin meeting with people who share your interests. There are also social and cultural events that will help you to gain more of an insight and understanding into Australian culture.

Social media is another excellent way to make connections and promote yourself professionally. Through engaging with Australia Awards on social media you are associating yourself with a highly prestigious and well-regarded brand. This can help build your professional profile. Learn more about how you can engage and connect with Australia Awards on social media and build your brand, here.

Australia Awards Professional Networking Brochure

Sameya Karim's story

Sameya Karim from Bangladesh recently made connections relevant to her career thanks to Australia Awards

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Professional networking

Download the Australia Awards professional networking brochure to help you make connections while in Australia

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Engage with Australia Awards on Social media

You are encouraged to engage with Australia Awards on social media and post about your time Australia

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