06 Oct 2021 News from The Global Student
Message from the director
Well, what a difference a month makes! We have had some big changes at TGS during September, the Study Melbourne Hub has opened in KL last week, and I finally had my first swim in over seven months on the weekend due to easing of some restrictions under the Movement Control Order.
Due to the high rate of full and first vaccinations, dine-in at restaurants with SOPs in place is now possible, and we can move around within our states and beyond our 10kms limits. Many businesses have staff returning to the office, often in teams in a hybrid model, but no face-to-face events can be held yet. The news coming out of Australia about border openings has been well met, as Melbourne is home to the largest group Malaysian diaspora in the world. Fingers crossed for some further clarity in both our countries as we emerge out of the other side of the pandemic.
Meanwhile preparations continue for remote internships with some universities gaining some traction in this area, and others reporting little interest. The semester-long part-time option seems to be possible with three partners continuing with those in semester one next year. It has been difficult to keep up with staff movements in some institutes, a sad indictment on the state of the industry and no doubt a factor in students not engaging as well as they might, but mostly it’s sad to lose the personal connections we have made with so many amazing people in recent years.
We have many willing hosts for remote internships over summer as companies open up and try to scale back up, so get in touch if you have students still at a loose end over summer!
Goodbye and Hello
It is with much sadness we bid farewell to Natasha, our internship Manager, who many of you will have worked with over the past five years. Natasha has provided hundreds of students with exceptional care during their internship experiences, and leaves us to enter the corporate world in an exciting new opportunity. We wish her well in her new endeavor, and look forward to introducing her replacement in next month’s newsletter.
We are very excited to welcome our new marketing and communications coordinator, Aurora Sami, who has joined us fresh from graduating from Monash University Malaysia. Aurora brings a fresh set of eyes and a youthful outlook to improve our communications and branding. Watch out for many changes in our communications including the new version of this newsletter!
Remote Global Internships in focus
Current opportunities in the most global industries. Companies include the following:
- Glenreagh Comms for Govt events and regular commentary on local media
- Ceria Comms real work for real clients coached and guided internships
- Biz Tech Asia a digital platform converging business and technology conversations
- Global Victoria govt trade and investment offices
- Common Ground – ASEAN’s best co-working space 2019!
- Earth Heir – social enterprise that works with over 100 artisans from women’s cooperatives
Sports and Health
- Care to Run – sports programs for the differently abled community
- Engender Consultancy – advancing the empowerment of women and gender equality
- PACOS Trust Indigenous health in remote communities
Remote Global Internship Student Experience