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November 2007 Issue
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Hundreds show interest in international careers event


The University of Adelaide's - and the State's - first international careers event for university students has been an overwhelming success, with more than 300 students attending to find out vital information that could impact on their futures.

Leaders from industry and government from Australia, China, Singapore and Malaysia joined forces at the University to present the inaugural International Careers Evening.

The Careers Evening provided important information to international and domestic students about work opportunities, issues such as migration, work visas and permanent residency, and preparing for a successful career.

The event was aimed at international students intending to go home after graduation, international students who would like to work in Australia, and Australian students interested in working overseas.

Among the guest speakers was Madame Zhu Xiaoyu, Minister Counsellor for Education with the Embassy of the People's Republic of China, Canberra - the most senior member of the Embassy staff concerned with education. She gave a presentation on Working in China, one of the world's fastest growing economies.

"A good career outcome is an important result from successful studies," said the University's International Careers Consultant, Adrienne Lovelock.

"This evening brought our students together with a number of individuals and organisations who can provide information that will help students with their all-important career plans.

"Good career development is a natural complement to the quality learning and teaching at the University, and we want our students to know what they can do to prepare for life after study," she said.

The International Careers Evening is in addition to the main Careers Expo held every year at the University.

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Story by David Ellis

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