Meet Our Team

Our team members are from diverse backgrounds with international work experience.

We have worked collaboratively with many industry partners across different private and public sectors in Australia, China and other Asian countries. 

Meet our team to find out how we can assist you.

Tony Zheng

Tony Zheng

Manager of International Development and Partnerships

Tony holds a Master degree in Computer Science from the University of Adelaide, he has an in-depth understanding of the employment challenges facing international students. Tony is passionate about providing international students with career development support to facilitate their pathway to employment both in Australia and overseas. In 2015, Tony designed and developed the successful China Career Ready Plus (CCR+) program which was the first of its kind in Australia. Tony’s personal experience plus his extensive network of employer contacts in China and Australia are vital to the success of the program. His role focuses on strengthening industry relationships with the university in order to create opportunities for students. 

 

Julia Zhao

Julia Zhao

Project Coordinator (International Development)

Julia is currently managing international projects to improve career opportunities for international students. She completed a Masters Degree at the University of Adelaide in 2012, majoring in Accounting and Marketing. Before joining the University, Julia was employed in the assurance team at a Big Four accounting firm. Being a former international student from China, Julia is passionate about helping international students to plan a successful career. Using her high-level project management and relationship building skills, her role focuses on facilitating employability initiatives through collaboration between industry and the university.

 

Joanne Li

Joanne Li

Project Officer (Global Employer Branding)

Joanne is a highly experienced communications professional with expertise in educational marketing, graphics and multimedia design. She graduated with a Bachelor of Tourism and Event Management from the University of South Australia as well as a Higher Diploma of Graphic design in Hong Kong. Over the past 10 years working in design and marketing fields, she has assisted numerous corporate organisations and international brands in image design, rebranding and brand strategy.  In her current position in the international careers team, she is responsible for external employers and program branding. She enjoys the challenge of working in the international education sector and helping students increase their awareness of industry and employers.

 

Danni Hu

Danni Hu 

Master of Arts (Interpreting, Translation and Transcultural Communication)

I am so grateful to be given the opportunity of an internship at Career Services because it helped me to hone my professional skills and get a better understanding of workforce culture in Australia. I worked with the international project team as a bilingual translator during my internship. They are so supportive and willing to share their own knowledge and help their interns learn and stay actively involved. As a translation major student, I mainly took charge of the translation for marketing and promotional material as well as the interactive interpreting for the staff exchange program between Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the University of Adelaide. Apart from that, I also tried some new and challenging tasks including job posting, data collection and analysis and emails broadcasted to target student cohorts. This experience was amazing as it offered me the opportunity to get a clearer picture regarding my future career pathway.

 

Kiven Shan

Kiven Shan

Master of Computer Science

I am a recent graduate from the University of Adelaide majoring in Master of Computer Science. It was a great honour to join Career Services team as a Project System and Admin Assistant in 2018. Everyone at the Career Services was more than willing to share their knowledge and experience, and guide me in completing each task. My main responsibility was to support the career international project team with data collection and analysis, event support, and the maintenance of online job portal and website. Through this experience, I was able to organise and participate in various events and activities which enabled me to apply the theory and professional knowledge learned in the class into practice. This experience had further enhanced my competency in communication skills, interpersonal skills and working efficiently in a team. The knowledge and skills acquired in this internship influenced and inspired my future career pathway.

 

Sean Zhang

Sean Zhang

Master of Accounting and Marketing

As a Master of Accounting and Marketing student, working in Career Services as a Project Administration Assistant was a great hands-on experience. Everyone in the team took their time answering any questions that I had and were all eager to expand my understanding of the Australian work environment. The team greatly influenced and helped me with my career planning. I was responsible for supporting the streamlining of online job postings and providing data analytics relating to the China Career Ready Plus Program. I was able to provide recommendations to the team as a result of my diligent work and complete this internship alongside my fulltime study schedule. This experience increased my professional confidence and also enriched my resume.

 

Jinchuan Ge

Jinchuan Ge

Bachelor of Commerce

I am sincerely grateful to Career Services for giving me such a wonderful platform and ample resources. Every member of China Career Ready Plus Program (CCRP) is amazing. They are not only workspace supervisors, supportive teachers, but also warm-hearted friends. During the internship, they gave a lot of career advice and helped me improve my data analysis skills, which made me more confident about future careers. With their help, I could practice and grow faster in managing projects like workshops and employer events. My responsibilities are like a bridge, transmitting information and connecting resources. As an international student interning at Career Services, I have the passion to help students, relieve their anxieties, guide them on better paths and effectively provide suggestions when needed. At work, I compiled a research and analysis report on the WeChat account platforms, hoping to expand the exposure and boost the development of CCRP. Attention to detail, analysis on data, persistence of growth are some of the key attributes I have learned in this period.

 

Jiazhou Li

Jamie Li

Master of Accounting and Finance

In July-November of 2020, I worked as an intern with the international project team at Career Services. Due to Covid, the internship was in a hybrid working pattern: onsite in the office and working from home, which might be different from what other students have experienced. When working from home, I needed to partake in Zoom meetings and worked independently with minimal supervision. I have become more independent at work and developed skills that will be appealing to future employers like multitasking, managing my own time and schedule, and using various online tools for virtual meetings and team communications. From the very first day, I was given interesting tasks and comprehensive training across the whole internship. I sorted data from feedback forms using PivotTable, assisted with event management from planning, organising to reporting, managed client database and advertised employment opportunities to current students and recent grads. I would like to express my enormous gratitude to the team with whom I got to work closely – Tony, Julia and Joanne. This team has a high level of professionalism and is dedicated to helping UofA international students' employability. I would consider the team as a gathering of friends with whom you can talk about different things during break and after work. I am very glad for the opportunity to be part of such a team!

 

Dorothy Jia

Ru Jia

Master of Computing and Innovation

I am a 1st-year student majoring in Master of Computing and Innovation. The opportunity joining in the Career Services International Project team of the University of Adelaide, as an intern of the Project Administrative Assistant (International Program) in 2020 was a great honour for me. From participating in the interview to becoming one of their members, I really appreciate the time working with my brilliant colleagues. Through this work experience, I have a greater understanding of how the university provides job-hunting assistance to international students to meet their specific needs. That included hosting different workshops to guide students in writing a professional resume and enhance their interview skills and networking strategies with potential employers, as well as providing useful recruitment information both in Australia and overseas markets. I have benefited significantly by engaging in various career-related events during my internship at Career Services, which not only strengthened my communication skills, but also enriched the knowledge of my industry and connected with outstanding industry professionals. All of these experiences have helped me to achieve self-improvement and made my first year of study more colourful.