A/Assistant Project Officer, NSW Department of Industry, NSW Trade & Investment
In 2014, the NSW Government set up StudyNSW to support international students studying in in the state. Part of StudyNSW’s purpose is to engage in partnerships with international education stakeholders. In 2016/17, StudyNSW supported Partner Projects which provide students with opportunities to develop their employability and entrepreneurial skills as well as opportunities to foster connections with the wider community. The projects were based in metropolitan Sydney as well as regional NSW. Examples of projects include Intersective’s NSW Global Scope program, which has now provided a work-integrated learning experience to more than 1,000 international students across NSW Government agencies, NGOs and private sector companies, and ‘Interchange 3.0’, a program which is designed to help international students discover their inner entrepreneur and develop professional skills. StudyNSW also provided a grant to support establishing University of New England’s “International Hub”, a referral service for international student. The Hub creates opportunities for fostering connections between students and the wider community. StudyNSW’s Partner Projects acknowledges that student successes and the quality of the student experience are achieved best when government and international education stakeholders collaborate together.
Robin Daroczy is a project officer with StudyNSW in the NSW Department of Industry. He has a keen interest in the role of international education in forming enduring relationships between students around the world. Robin recently completed a Master of Politics and Public Policy at Macquarie University.