ISSUE 25 JANUARY 2011
MyAdvantage Development Experience
English Language Discussion Group
The Global Experience team wish to congratulation the Global Experience students who completed their industry panel presentations as part of the MyAdvantage Development Experience at the end of January. The quality of the portfolios and presentations were outstanding, with the industry experts on the panels highly impressed! Students, industry panel members and the GE Team enjoyed informal networking sessions following the presentations, with many valuable connections made. Congratulations to Sam Mitchell, Gemma Wood, Emma Combey, Steven Rypp, Gilson De Guzman, Kate Wight, Edward Jeanes, Prerna Ashok, Oanh Truong, Bianca Zosens, Kristen Wright, Kelvin Yeoh and Holly Cook.
Don't forget! MyAdvantage is the capstone experience of the Global Experience program and involves a preparation workshop and presentation of your experiences through GE to a panel of industry experts. MyAdvantage is worth 5 points toward your 120 total, and you must complete both components prior to graduating from your degree.
You can register to complete MyAdvantage at any time once you have attended a GE Orientation, completed at least 65 points toward your Experience Suite and have successfully completed or be enrolled in BUSS1056. For more information or to register for the next round of workshops and panels, please visit the MyAdvantage section on the GE website.
The Global Experience English Language Discussion Group is currently seeking Facilitators for SP2, 2011.
The group will take place twice weekly throughout Study Period 2 and 5 in the City West Student Lounge. The group was so successful in 2010 that the Global Experience Team would like to offer the group across more UniSA metropolitan campuses in 2011, so we are seeking expressions of interest from students based at any of the metro campuses!
To submit an Expression of Interest, please complete the form found here
Applications close: Friday 18th of February, 2011.
** Induction and Training will be held for Facilitators Friday 4th March (Week 1, SP2, 2011)
The Oaktree Foundation will be holding a Generate Workshop for students who are interested in getting involved in the program for 2011
When: Wednesday 2nd March 12-2pm
Where: BH4-30, City West Campus
Points: Active participation in the Oaktree Generate Program for 2011 will l reward you with 40 points toward your Experience Suite.
EXPERIENCE SUITE ACTIVITIES
The International Centre for Muslim and Non-Muslim Understanding (MnM) at the University of South Australia is hosting an international symposium as part of its commitment to improving understanding between Muslim and Non-Muslim communities.
The symposium will be the first in a series dedicated to address the specific questions arising from the ways in which the world continues to be haunted by the histories, economies and cultures inaugurated by Europe's framing of the globe.
Date: Tuesday 22nd - Wednesday 23rd March 2011
Location: Bradley Forum, Level 5 Hawke Building, City West Campus
Price: Student Concession - $55 (includes morning and afternoon tea and lunch daily)
To register: Complete the online registration form, which can be found here
For more information: Visit the International Centre for Muslim and Non-Muslim Understanding website
Points: Attending the Re-Orienting the World: Decolonial Horizons International Symposium will reward you with 5 points toward your Experience Suite.
The World Youth Foundation, Malaysia will be hosting the International Training Workshop on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction at Avillion Legacy Melaka, Malaysia, from the 27th-30th of April 2011.
The International Training Workshop will provide an opportunity to young people to discuss and understand climate change and the need for risk reduction and adaptation is perhaps the most important issue facing the human race and life on this planet. The International Training will also reflect on the following:
Application Submission: The deadline for application is 30th March 2011.
Points: Participation in the International Training Workshop on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction can reward you with 20 points toward your Experience Suite.
The Japan Australia Friendship Association organizes the annual Golden Week
Japan Festival in May each year. The Children’s Day celebration which is the
highlight of the Festival has attracted up to 5,000 people. At this event a
variety of performances, demonstrations and exhibitions of Japanese culture
are presented along with craft workshops and food stalls selling Japanese
A variety of roles are available, including:
Volunteers need to be trustworthy and reliable, diligent and committed to
ensuring that all tasks are completed on time. It is envisaged that students
would work together in groups to complete the tasks in their group’s area of
Above: Children celebrating at a festival in Japan.
Photo courtesy of Skye Bennett
Date: The festival will be held on Sunday 1st May, however volunteers are needed NOW!
To volunteer: Please contact Mike Dunphy, President of the Japan Australia Friendship Association (JAFA) at email@example.com
Points: Volunteering with JAFA can reward you with 15 or 30 points toward your Experience Suite.
By Skye Bennett, Coordinator: Global Experience
“Don’t let opportunities pass you by” enthused Kate Taylor, Founder and Director of The 2h Project. I met Kate at a Global Experience Orientation in early 2009- Kate was a guest speaker delivering a session on Intercultural communication through her experiences of working with communities in Cambodia for the past 10 years.
Above: Skye with local children in Battambang.
The 2h Project now collaborates on four development projects in both urban and rural/remote areas of Cambodia- Farming for Futures, promoting sustainable training and employment pathways the profits of which fund small business loans for rural communities; Safe Arrivals, a training program for Traditional Birth Attendants; Sight to Life, eye clinic and Beyond Business, a micro-finance arm of the project.
There are many more stories to tell, however it would take up an entire
Bulletin! Volunteering with The 2h Project far exceeded my expectations and
the insights I gained far outweighed what I put in.
Points: Participating in a 2h Team can reward you with 20 points toward your Experience Suite.
IMPORTANT DATES & GE UPDATES
The first Global Experience Orientation workshop will be held Wednesday 30th March, 2011.
If you have recently joined the program, or haven't yet had the opportunity to attend this is a great chance to meet fellow like minded students in the program, meet the GE team and learn how to make the most of the fantastic experiences available to you through the Global Experience program.
Remember, orientation attendance is a compulsory component of the GE program, and we encourage you to attend a session as early in your involvement in the program as possible.
We look forward to seeing you there!
To register and for more information: please visit the Orientation page on the GE website
Enrolments are now open for SP2 and SP5, 2011. The course, Global Experience Professional Development (BUSS1056) will be offered in both main study periods in internal and external mode.
This is a fantastic way to meet and network with fellow students from a wide variety of backgrounds and disciplines from across the University. The course is a required component of your Global Experience program, and counts as 10 points toward your 120 point total.
The course focuses on your ability to network with people form diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and helps you prepare for a borderless, global career. In addition, we have senior members from industry as guest speakers and provide multiple opportunities to interact with industry, fellow students and GE staff and practise your valuable networking skills!
Please ensure you meet the course prerequisite prior to enrolling - you must have successfully completed a minimum of 18 units at UniSA. This does not include credit you may have received from prior study, including SAIBT.
We want to hear from you!
Submitting 2 published articles to the Global Experience Bulletin can reward you with 5 points towards your Experience Suite.
If you would like to submit an article to the Global Experience Bulletin, email the Global Experience Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.