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Opening the world to students with an international degree in business

It is no secret that most of the top Fortune 500 CEOs – Tim Cook of Apple, Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway, Mary Barra of General Motors, Doug McMillon of Walmart, Randall Stephenson of AT&T, Darren Woods of ExxonMobil and James Hackett of Ford – majored in business, finance, economics, accounting or marketing while in…

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Employability Skills Program for int’l students now in its 2nd year

International students in Australia need local work experience to gain, well, local work experience. Southern Cross University’s Employability Skills Program addressed this need when it partnered with a number of companies that willingly supported the program and participated in the process of screening and hiring potential employees last year. Among the companies that participated are…

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Great potential for women in technology at SCU Perth

There is a special place for female international students at Southern Cross University’s “Women in Technology” program. The advocacy program, through its coordinator, offers support and advice for women entering the information and communication technology (ICT) industry. It also holds regular networking events for female students enrolled in Bachelor of Information Technology. A lot of…

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SCU int'l student is a 2018 Study Melbourne Ambassador

International student Magdalena Opalinska, a Master of Business Administration student of Southern Cross University Melbourne campus, made it to the 2018 student ambassadors list of Study Melbourne. Opalinska is one of the 22 ambassadors who will be involved in organising student events for international students and representing Study Melbourne at official functions. The Study Melbourne…

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Time for a game of cricket, anyone?

Cricket is one of the most popular sports in Australia – probably next to football in terms of its following, that is, for the Australian Football League series – and Southern Cross University Sydney’s sports enthusiasts excitedly welcome it as a time to take a break from the university campus after all the long hours…

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At SCU, students get the academic support they need

While international students at SCU benefit a lot from the faculty’s remarkable dedication and expertise, they are also fully taken care of by the university’s staff for any other academic support they need. The university’s Sydney campus has recently released a schedule for academic consultation and tutoring with staff per subject area: Math Anthony Smith…

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Student volunteers are the unsung heroes of Orientation

Before the start of any new term, SCU invites its current and returning students to help as “orientation volunteers” in welcoming new international students during Orientation Day. They work together with the university’s staff in planning the event, in organising the materials and manpower needed as well as in executing the program from start to…

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SCU launches skills program anew

Southern Cross University’s branch campuses and training company Social Agility have once again joined forces to launch the school’s Employability Skills Program, a series of career-building workshops focused on teaching international students a lot of unique business and interpersonal communication skills relevant to today’s modern but ever-evolving Australian workplace. Participants are set to learn critical…

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Support services tailored to students' needs

What do Cambridge International College’s Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL) Program, Strathfield College’s Learning Advisor Consultations, and Southern Cross University’s Student Mentor Program have in common? All of them are one-on-one support services designed to help international students in their academic, professional and even personal concerns during their studies. All are set to help international students adjust…

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Why social events for students are important

On the afternoon just before Australia Day, students of Southern Cross University (SCU) Sydney gathered together for “Movie Day” to watch the hit 2011 comedy-drama film, Red Dog. It was a small but fun way to unwind together and welcome the Australian holiday as one community. A few weeks later, SCU Sydney organised an “End…

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Students helping students

Current students were tapped by Southern Cross University (SCU) Melbourne to launch its Student Mentor Program, a system established to help new students adjust to the academic rigours of SCU and guide them in attaining their individual study goals. The program aims to cover a range of student issues that involve learning, communications, advice, and…

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New look, same progressive university

If you follow SCU Melbourne and SCU Sydney on Facebook, you would have noticed that they’re looking a little different; Southern Cross University has rebranded! The change has come about due to different reasons: It was requested by staff and students, who felt that the tagline ‘it’s all about U’ did not match the University’s…

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EduCo and Southern Cross University partnership grows with SCU Perth

EduCo, in collaboration with Southern Cross University, is pleased to announce that SCU Perth will be opening and accepting its first intake of students in July 2017. SCU Perth will be Southern Cross University’s third branch campus in partnership with EduCo. It joins SCU Melbourne and SCU Sydney in offering international students the opportunity to…

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The Employability Quest

Southern Cross University’s Melbourne and Sydney branch campuses have launched the Employability Quest, a new program designed to help prepare international students for the Australian job market. Designed by students, for students, and in close consultation with major industry partners, including Westpac, Infosys and PWC, the program will give SCU Melbourne’s and SCU Sydney’s students…

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EduCo and Southern Cross University partnership grows with SCU Perth

EduCo, in collaboration with Southern Cross University, is pleased to announce that SCU Perth will be opening and accepting its first intake of students in July 2017. SCU Perth will be Southern Cross University’s third branch campus in partnership with EduCo. It joins SCU Melbourne and SCU Sydney in offering international students the opportunity to…

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The Employability Quest

Southern Cross University’s Melbourne and Sydney branch campuses have launched the Employability Quest, a new program designed to help prepare international students for the Australian job market. Designed by students, for students, and in close consultation with major industry partners, including Westpac, Infosys and PWC, the program will give SCU Melbourne’s and SCU Sydney’s students…

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