Connect . Explore . Learn | Studying and Working Indians in Australia
Prospective international students preparing to study in Australia should seriously consider their career plans before taking a decision just based on the newly introduced post study work visa for all undergraduate, post-graduate and research graduates.
The current state of the global economy and especially the fall-out from the euro zone is bound to affect the Australian economy in 2012 and beyond. Although the Australian economy is robust and has out-performed most other western advanced economies, it's not totally imune to what happens in the global economy. Therefore, future graduates have to be strategic in their plans, and not just hope that they will all end with with a job after they complete their studies in Australia.
Some of the things you might want to consider;
1. Am I undertaking the right area of study ? - consider the high growth industries in Australia such as; mining, renewable energy, health and allied health, light engineering, logistics etc to find employment as part of the PSW permit.
2. Do I have the appropriate experience to get a job after my studies ? - employers prefer a few years of work experience and NOT just a fresh graduate. Perhaps you should consider geting some appropriate experience in your home country before coming to Australia to study.
3. Are there good opportunities in my home country after my studies? - you may not get an employment as part of the PSW and therefore, have to be prepared to go back and seek employment in your home country.
So DO NOT rush into picking Australia as a study destination based on just the PSW option. Make sure your plans are a good fit to what is offered in Australia.
Australia is undoubtedly one of the best places in the world to gain world-class education. As an Australian graduate, I'm proud of what I have achieved in this great country.