Mr Shane Dillon1
1International Alumni Job Network (iajn), Central Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Education institutions, associations and governments promise that an international education will lead students to a better future. It is this promise that compels students and their families to invest enormous amounts of money on an Australian qualification, but are students reaping the return?
The International Alumni Job Network (IAJN) is the first employment group focused on career outcomes for international students who have graduated from Australian and New Zealand universities. As Asia’s largest network of international alumni and the only network of its type and scale, worldwide, IAJN is uniquely positioned to support returning international students to fulfill the education to career promise.
IAJN has had over 100,000+ international students, graduates and alumni become members in its first year of operation. Our members have returned to Asia after graduating from universities in Australia, US, UK, New Zealand and Canada. Staying true to its vision of connecting people; IAJN plays an important role in connecting graduates with industry in Asia.
In 2017 we surveyed IAJN members for the inaugural International Student & Alumni Survey. The findings provide valuable insight into the return on an international education and resulting incomes and career outcomes and where your institution stands in the eyes of alumni after they return home.
Shane Dillon (Founder of IAJN) will present the results of the survey, including key findings and recommendations on how to engage with international alumni moving forward.
Shane Dillon is the founder of the International Alumni Job Network (IAJN). IAJN is the first employment group focused on career outcomes for international students who have graduated from Australian, UK, Canadian, US and New Zealand universities. IAJN provides a professional network for returning international students, a community to engage with industry, events and brands and a job platform to connect with employers across Asia. IAJN engages international students, graduates and alumni to maintain ties with education host countries, universities, trade and industry groups enabling lifelong relationships that strengthen and benefit cross cultural and bilateral co-operation. IAJN currently has over 100,000+ members who have returned to Asia after graduating from universities in Australia, US, UK, New Zealand and Canada.