Assistant in Midwifery, The Women's and Children's Hospital Adelaide
I joined GE because it offered access to some amazing opportunities, and recognition for everything I'm already involved in. So far, thanks to GE, I've attended the University Scholars' Leadership Symposium on Global Poverty and Development in Thailand; spent three weeks in the Philippines working on a marine conservation project - and had my first, mind-blowing dive encounter with a whale shark; worked with an amazing team to teach basic midwifery and emergency care to traditional birth attendants in Cambodia; had hours of joy, laughter and creativity working with refugee children in Adelaide, and attended fascinating workshops and seminars on global health, human rights, and international development - and I'm not finished yet!
Marketing Coordinator, ASC Training & Development, Adelaide
The Global Experience Program has been life changing, it presents opportunities, which if willing to take can be challenging and at times confronting, however extremely rewarding. It has the ability to change perspectives and inspire within. Upon reflection of all the Experience Suite activities I have completed, I truly believe that is is a powerful self-development tool and my university experience would not have been fully complete without it.
Customer Service Coordinator, Advantage SA, Adelaide
The Global Experience program, equips us with the valuable skills needed to go anywhere we want in the world. With a focus primarily in the areas of Intercultural Communication, Net-working and Career Planning. With the world becoming ever challenging and now borderless, these skills have become even more precious. In addition, with the flexibility of making the course your very own, by being given a choice on what other activities each every unique individual can choose from, this is a course that places part of the responsibility in one’s hand. Mak-ing it a truly unique experience for every single person. If anything, I can definitely say that the more you put in to it, the more you gain out of it. To me, it’s what you make of it, just like every-thing in life, how you look at things and how you choose to tackle life every day.
Bachelor of Health Science 2012
My motivations for completing the Global Experience program was based on the fact that I want to stand out from the rest. Global Experience has allowed me to gain formal recognition of extracurricular activities I would have completed anyway. The Global Experience program has successfully driven me to explore previously unknown areas and reach my full potential while studying an undergraduate degree. By attending the many events the GE program has to offer, I have been introduced to new horizons and therefore new career prospects which were not previously considered.
Senior Accountant, Tilbrook Rasheed, Adelaide
I have been studying a Bachelor of Commerce at UniSA since 2007. During that time I have been working full-time in a few different jobs and have never really had the time to get involved with the university culture. That all changed in December last year when I received an email offering me the opportunity to apply for a study tour in Malaysia – that study tour introduced me to Skye and Tracey and got me involved in the GE program. It was the perfect setting to learn the key lessons that the GE program is trying to teach and to share the best experience of my uni career with a bunch of total strangers whom I now count amongst my closest friends. This experience was the most important experience not only in my GE program but throughout my entire university program. It has opened my eyes to the opportunities the world presents, in a way that is not abstract but is so real.
Accountant, Ernst & Young, Adelaide
Global Experience is a program that gives UniSA students a competitive edge as it encourages students to not just excel in their academic aspect of University but also externally. This program provides students with a mirage of opportunities to undergo-self-development first by having to step out of their comfort zone. Global Experience has given me so many opportunities to stretch myself and to get exposed to the world beyond what I already knew. It has greatly really help to broaden my horizons, perspective in life and also taught me many invaluable life lessons.
Marketing Officer, Austraining International, Adelaide
Chloe Truehl completed the Global Experience program in December 2011. As part of Global Experience Chloe completed the following activities:
The University of Oxford, Globalisation and Middle East Conflict, Masters Scholarship with AIM Overseas
- Completed Italian 1A at UniSA
- Participated in presenting at Global Experience events
- Worked for The Oaktree Foundation and ran the 2009 Roadtrip
Chloe now works as a marketing assistant in the marketing team for Austraining International, a specialist project management and international development organisation focusing on social development and delivering special projects worldwide.
Participation in the GE program enabled Chloe to gain professional experience in her career area, whilst studying at UniSA.