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UTAS students get work ready

A NEW two-day program developed by the University of Tasmania (UTAS) will help international students prepare for Australian work-life.

Aimed at enhancing the international student experience through opportunities in Tasmania, the I-PREP Program helps students identify career paths and goals and develop their professional profiles.

The program’s first session, which was run in June, saw students visit a number of sites across Hobart to learn more about Australian workplace culture, resume writing and the job interview process.

This included a tour of Parliament House in Hobart to help students learn about Tasmania’s democratic and parliamentary practices and procedures.

Leading the tour was the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Elise Archer.

Ms Archer said it was “essential” to help the state’s new arrivals get the most out of life in Tasmania.

“A knowledge of how our system of government works is just one of a number of important notions to impart,” she said.

“I commend UTAS for this innovative initiative and I trust that the students will learn a great deal from their participation in the program.”

Program coordinator Louise Chesterman thanked all those who helped to make the first I-PREP program such a “great success”.

The I-PREP program is open to enrolled UTAS students.

For more information, visit www.utas.edu.au.

Caption: A number of UTAS international students visited Parliament House in Hobart recently as part of the I-PREP work ready program

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