Shanton Chang is Associate Professor at the School of Computing and Information Systems, Melbourne School of Engineering…Read more
Shanton Chang is Associate Professor at the School of Computing and Information Systems, Melbourne School of Engineering, The University of Melbourne. Dr. Chang is also Associate Dean (International) at the Melbourne School of Engineering.
He has been involved in building the internship program at the university, mentoring students, and engaging with industry partners to enable positive graduate outcomes for students. He continues to keep in touch with industry partners and alumni, to understand the needs and expectations of employers. He has spoken publicly at many forums on International Student employability. His research areas include information behaviours, with a focus on health and education. His research has been used by various institutions and government bodies, including Study Melbourne and AUSTRADE. He is also a life member of ISANA International Education.
Manorani Guy is the founder and director of “Asian Student Accommodation” (ASA) and “Asian Student Education”… Read more
Co-founder & President
Manorani Guy is the founder and director of “Asian Student Accommodation” (ASA) and “Asian Student Education” (ASE) in Melbourne and holds a degree in Psychology, Business Management and a Diploma in International Education. She brought her professional experience in student accommodation and welfare thus benefit international students.
Mano spent her spare time working as a volunteer in the ISANA International Education Association Inc. of Australia, a nonprofit organisation. She sits on several committees and collaborates well within the international sector and externally with other partners. Currently, Mano manages four projects, promoting teamwork and partnerships to be the key to success.
Astrid Hofmann is the director of CTC, Cultural Transition Consulting, a firm specialising in developing cross-cultural competency in individuals…Read more
Astrid Hofmann is the director of CTC, Cultural Transition Consulting, a firm specialising in developing cross-cultural competency in individuals and organisations that need effective global strategies to achieve their business objectives. She has extensive experience with c-suite executives and teams and has worked extensively across multiple industries in the corporate and government sectors including, financial, automotive, Defence and offshore Community Planning.
Most recently her focus has been on developing and delivering Project Global Citizen; a cultural competency accelerator program that maps culture for international students so they can fit in academically, socially and become more employable no matter where they are in the world.
Pratik holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. He has recently finished his Juris Doctor from Monash University…Read more
Pratik holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. He has recently finished his Juris Doctor from Monash University. His career aspiration is to work in the Consulting or Project Management sector where he can utilise his technical knowledge as well as insights from legal studies to better solve complex problems in various facets of client projects. He has worked as an Event Coordinator and a Research Assistant in his stint with the University.
He is currently working in the Law Faculty at Monash University in the Marketing & Engagement team. At VicWISE, he takes the volunteering role to help improve the employment prospects and employability of fellow international students.
Angelique first began contributing to international student employability as a Senior Career Adviser at Kaplan Business School…Read more
Angelique first began contributing to international student employability as a Senior Career Adviser at Kaplan Business School; She then joined Navitas Professional’s Careers & Industry division as a Team Leader where she managed placements for Professional Year Graduates and led the 2018 LIVE Employability Skills Project, delivered in partnership with Study Melbourne.
Angelique is passionate about supporting international students overcome barriers to employment and develop their employability skills to successfully integrate into the Australian workforce. Throughout her career, she has facilitated internships or part-time/full-time employment opportunities for over 500 international students and graduates, recognising and advocating for their tremendous talent.
Usha Rao is an educational professional. Usha owns a Master of Arts degree from Monash University, Master of Education from University of Melbourne…Read more
Usha Rao is an educational professional. Usha owns a Master of Arts degree from Monash University, Master of Education from University of Melbourne and a Diploma in Teaching Management from University of Queensland. She also has a Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language from Massey University (NZ). In addition, Usha is a Fellow of Australian Institute of Management. She has delivered speeches and conducted workshops on topics concerning student services since she joined ISANA in 1993.
Usha accumulated some working experience at La Trobe University, RMIT and Monash University. After that, she settled herself in La Trobe College Australia (Navitas). During her ten years’ working time in Navitas, Usha served in different roles for student administration services.
Yasoda Weerarathne is an Accounting and Financial Professional who migrated to Australia. She is specialized in…Read more
Yasoda Weerarathne is an Accounting and Financial Professional who migrated to Australia. She was born and raised in Sri Lanka. She holds bachelor’s degree specialized in accounting with a first class from University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. She is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka. She gained her Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) qualification in 2019.
Yasoda has more than eleven years experience in accounting, auditing and business administration. She firmly believes in collaboration and team work to support each other.
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