International student intern relishing opportunity through new government funding

International student intern relishing opportunity through new government funding

Linh Tran is currently working as a data analyst intern at RMIT, already kickstarting his career goals and developing valuable skills; whilst completing his final year of studies

Vietnamese international student Linh Tran is currently working as a data analyst intern in RMIT’s College of Business and Law (CoBL), a role supported by the Victorian Government’s International Education Resilience Fund (IERF).

The IERF is allocated to Victorian Universities to support the resilience and sustainability of international education across the state.

In his final year of the Bachelor of Business Information Systems (Applied) at RMIT, Linh is completing this internship as part of the degree’s Work Integrated Learning course.

“Coming from an information systems background, my career goal is to become a data analyst in the future,” said Tran.

This internship allows me to immerse myself into the workplace environment, as well as develop valuable skills to prepare for my future career.

As part of the internship, Linh has received support from CoBL’s Principal Advisor of Students and Operations, Chaturika Bandara.

image of Linh Tran (left) and Chaturika Bandara (right) Linh Tran (left) and Chaturika Bandara (right)

Chaturika said she remembered how pivotal her first job was in shaping her understanding of work and what she wanted to do and hopes Linh can look back fondly on his experience in CoBL.

“I hope he finishes with a stronger understanding of what he wants to achieve from his career and a step closer to getting there,” said Bandara.

“For that reason, I am constantly looking for opportunities for him to develop and learn.”

She said the benefits of IERF funded internships help make graduates job ready.

“Internships offered through the Bachler of Business program give students the opportunity to gain industry relevant skills and experiences.”

This internship funded through IERF is a chance for the College to engage Linh in a project that impacts his and his peers’ learning experience.

“How awesome to have an international student here helping us be better!”

A key objective of the IERF is to create additional full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs with Victorian organisations, something Madelaine Sandall, General Manager Operations, CoBL, said the College is pleased to support.

“We are recruiting dedicated tutors and student support officers to provide additional support to our international students,” said Sandall. 

“It's really important to us that our interns have a great experience working for the College and that this experience helps to lay a firm foundation upon which they can build their careers.”

To find out more about studying at RMIT as an international student, visit the International students study with us webpage. 

22 November 2022


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