Vibhasini Kaul has always been passionate about business management cultures and how they differ from country to country. So, when it came to choosing a university that would help her learn everything there was to know about international business, Vibhasini found the perfect fit with the University of Newcastle.
Moving from India to Newcastle to study a Bachelor of Business – majoring in International Business and Marketing – Vibhasini dreams of one day using her skills to land a job in a multinational corporation.
“I’m really passionate about travelling to various countries to discover how these different business cultures influence multinational corporations across all aspects of running an organisation.
“My goal for the future is to specialise in international management at a higher level and work for a multinational corporation,” Vibhasini said.
In addition to developing her learning in the classroom, Vibhasini has also been able to use her new skills in a real-world setting during an internship and work experience with the University.
“Along with my studies, I also gained professional experience during a GLOCAL internship which was a business consultancy project, based in the University’s Language Centre.”
The Glocal Internship Program offers international students the opportunity to participate in internship projects and gain work experience while studying in Newcastle. The objective of the Program is to integrate global perspectives with local practice for international students.
“This internship helped me gain significant project management experience. I learnt to work as part of a team, as well as take on individual roles – using effective research techniques to meet the goal of the project.
“I also worked on a short web-based project for the University in order to help them design a new, user-friendly university website. I was part of a brainstorming workshop which discussed how to create a better student experience for new and current students.
“Overall, I’ve gained interpersonal and communication skills and immense knowledge about Australia’s workplace culture,” Vibhasini said.
So, what advice would Vibhasini give to an international student considering studying at the University of Newcastle?
“I would say that it’s a wonderful university in terms of studying as well as gaining professional and personal experiences – plus, it’s a beautiful city to live in.
“The last three years have allowed me to interact with people from various backgrounds and grow as a person, while also helping me to enhance and build the new skills needed to further my professional career,” Vibhasini said.
Vibhasini Kaul moved from India to Newcastle to study a Bachelor of Business of the University of Newcastle.
I would say that it’s a wonderful university in terms of studying as well as gaining professional and personal experiences – plus, it’s a beautiful city to live in.