MISW 2022: Showcasing the best of student life in Melbourne

MISW 2022: Showcasing the best of student life in Melbourne

The first-ever Melbourne International Student Week was a true celebration of our international student community and student life at RMIT. Read on for highlights.

Students joined the celebrations through a week of free events where they learnt new skills, such as kicking a footy, made friends and connected with industry partners.  

International students studying from overseas joined events online, while students in Malaysia and Vietnam attended local Study Melbourne hubs where they joined in the celebrations through live event streams.  

No matter how they connected with Melbourne International Student Week, students threw themselves into memory-making experiences and opportunities. 

At the Sport Experience event that kicked-off the week, international student Al Anood expressed the sense of belonging she felt.

I feel involved with RMIT. It’s a very nice experience to play sport with international students, I didn’t know them before and now I do – I feel connected.

In addition to making friends and new connections, international student Vishwas Aggarwal noted how events like this serve as a break for students, taking their mind away from their studies and work life for a moment.

“When we have access to these kinds of events it gives us a chance to blow off some steam and of course it's really fun," he said.

five students smiling toward camera, arms around each other Students enjoying their time at the MISW sport experience.

The Long Table Morning Tea event served as a tasteful intermission for students between morning classes. 

Feasting on cakes from Café Brunetti and bubble tea, students relaxed in a welcoming environment for conversation and laughs.  

Sasha Nazareth studies a Master of Data Science and said Melbourne International Student Week helped solidify her decision to study with RMIT in Melbourne.  

Honestly it gives me confidence about my future in this new country. I really like the support from RMIT for international students, I made the right decision in choosing to study at RMIT.
Student smiling at industry partner Student interacting with Jobs Victoria representative.

RMIT’s celebration of Melbourne International Student Week also connected students with industry and employment opportunities through career workshops and an industry fair.  

 At the Industry Fair event, more than 10 industry partners, including Marriott and 7-Eleven, spoke to students about opportunities including part-time or casual roles, entry level professional positions and internships.

Mia Marissa made the most of the opportunity, using the event to gain as much information as possible and speak to the industry partners attending. 

“It’s been great, I got an interview set up for next week”

Danial Kamal said the industry fair helped him think about his career and future plans.

Today's event was spectacular. It's not just helpful for us to make connections, it also to helps us to know what we need to put in our resumes, how to behave around potential employers, and to think about what type of career we want.
Collage of students smiling for a photo Collage of photos from Melbourne International Student Week.

Melbourne International Student Week is an initiative of the Committee for Melbourne’s Future Focus Group Program and is supported by Study MelbourneCity of Melbourne and Jobs Victoria.


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16 May 2022


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