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An integrated approach to international education - enhancing global employability through a local context


Skalicky, J and Warr Pedersen, K, An integrated approach to international education - enhancing global employability through a local context, Australian International Education Conference, 10-13 October, 2017, Hobart, Australia (2017) [Conference Extract]


The University of Tasmania (UTAS) and the Tasmanian State Government have a shared agenda of growing Tasmania’s international education sector with the recognition that international students have a positive impact on Tasmania - economically, socially and culturally. Through its International and Student Experience strategies, the University approaches international education by responding directly to the shared mission, in that integrative services have been developed and delivered with attention to the specific context of international students and their career and employment goals post-graduation. A key priority of the UTAS strategies is to enhance the graduate capabilities and employability of international students by providing them with opportunities to acquire career capital throughout the student lifecycle. Specific attention is given to building awareness and providing active learning experiences in the Australian workplace and supporting the development of career networks through such initiatives as Career Mentoring, Peer-led support programs and internships. Simultaneously, the University works directly with employers in Tasmania to promote culturally sensitive and welcoming recruitment and employment opportunities across the state.

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:international students, graduate outcomes, employability
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Higher education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Policies and development
UTAS Author:Skalicky, J (Dr Jane Skalicky)
UTAS Author:Warr Pedersen, K (Ms Kristin Warr)
ID Code:129227
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:ED Student Life and Enrichment
Deposited On:2018-11-16
Last Modified:2018-11-23

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