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.
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.
Senior International Education Designer
Michelle Mckinnon holds post graduate qualifications in career development and has facilitated workshops with university students for over 10 years. With a strong international background, Michelle is a dedicated careers educator and is passionate about helping students with all aspects of their career development. Through her contact with industry professionals and employers she is able to ensure students are equipped with the knowledge to make a successful transition from university to graduate work. Michelle’s role within the China Career Ready Plus team involves developing programs to improve Chinese student’s ability to understand the Australian job market and make themselves attractive to Australian employers.
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.
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.
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 Australian. I worked with the international project team 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 in 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.
Project System and Admin Assistant
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.
Project Administration Assistant
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.