International perspective: an Indonesian PhD student in Australia

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Tue, 02/14/2023 - 09:41

Before studying for my PhD, I worked as a lecturer at a public university in Indonesia. The university is part of the country’s Ministry of Industry, which led me to research related to the economics of trade and industry, particularly in Indonesia. Naturally, the university was supportive of an employee pursuing a PhD in economics abroad, particularly in the field I had chosen.

How to make a good first impression at your university interview

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Mon, 02/13/2023 - 16:08

After you have submitted your application, you might be invited to an interview with someone from the university to complete the application process. This will be the first time that your university will be meeting you face to face, so you should strive to make a good first impression. Here are some things you can do to make that happen.

How to study to get the best results in exams

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Thu, 02/09/2023 - 16:48

As a student entrepreneur, I tend to draw similarities between what is required of an entrepreneur and of a student. The key trait of both is that the one who succeeds is not always the most intelligent but the one who plans and prepares the best.

Exams can be stressful, especially because your grades can potentially determine your career choices and higher education journey. 

To excel as a student it is important to try to be a smart worker rather than a hard worker.

Scholarship of the month: Fulbright Foreign Student Program 2024-2025

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Wed, 02/08/2023 - 15:29

What is the Fulbright Foreign Student Programme? 

The Fulbright Program is one of the main academic exchange programmes for graduate students sponsored by the US government. It has been been creating links between the US and other countries since it was established in 1946.

Approximately 8,000 graduate students, teachers and academic professionals are accepted into the programme each year, usually then referred to as “Fulbrighters”. Students are selected based on merit and academic performance.