"I am part of the student mentor program. It’s really good to be part of this program because as a current student I understand how it can be when you are new to study, new to a city, new to a country and you don’t know where to go or who to ask for help. We’re here if you need to ask a question whether academic or social. We are here to help you, so if you need anything please contact the Student Mentor Program we’re always happy to help!"
“As well as being a student I am also a part of the Student Mentor Program. As a student who has already experienced moving to a new country, I believe this program is important as I am able to connect and provide support both academically and socially to new students. If you’re looking to get in touch with a Student Mentor, please email us!”
"Why not JCU Brisbane? I think there would be very few universities where it feels like home. The fact that the campus is culturally diverse and in the heart of Brisbane City makes it the perfect place to study and meet students from various backgrounds.
Speaking of the advantages, one major advantage is that troughout my course the staff have been exceptionally helpful they have been there when I needed them most. With excellent study materials and practical knowledge of both IT and the Business side of things, this course has made me ready to face real world challenges head on. Along with studies, the various workshops for learning and extracurricular activities have kept me busy and open to learning new things every day. Finally, the major advantage at JCU Brisbane would be Joblinx. This is a service that not other Australian university provides. Joblinx and their experienced staff helped me secure an internship in a matter of weeks which allowed me to gain real experience in the IT and Business sector of Australia. This keeps me one step ahead now when applying for that much awaited job."
“My personal experience with Joblinx has been truly outstanding. I am an MBA/MITHM student at James Cook University Brisbane and I contacted Joblinx shortly after my enrolment for the first trimester. A detailed CV revision and guidance was provided to me first. Next I have been pointed into the right direction to secure my first job. I was advised to try and get two months of work experience while considering other options available on the market. I was successfully placed in the adventure tourism sector. Shortly after completion Joblinx presented me with numerous relevant paid work opportunities. I strongly recommend their services.
My work experience program consisted of online training, hands on activities, and real life situations. It was a great opportunity to get the feel and a brief understanding of the market and the industry. Furthermore, the international and cross cultural exposure was remarkably significant. The whole experience allowed me to learn, adapt and enjoy.”
"Being an MPA student is such an exciting challenge. I feel incredibly lucky to have access to engaging lecturers and professional services, I have felt supported since day one!"
"Since I commenced my studies at James Cook University Brisbane I have felt very comfortable. I've found that my teachers are always supportive and provide great assistance when needed. As an international student where English is my second language, I have found this support to be invaluable. I am really enjoying my time at JCU Brisbane."
"I have been applying a lot of ways to improve my study outcomes, one of the most effective ways that I have found is having a friend who can share their experiences and give you constructive feedback. That is the reason why I participate in The Student Mentor program. I hope that I can be a part of the contribution for your memorable studying time in JCU Brisbane."
“James Cook University Brisbane was the right choice for me for several reasons. Brisbane is a very friendly city… and it’s not as busy as places like Melbourne and Sydney so it’s the perfect place for me to find a balance between studying and working. The lecturers and the services offered through the learning centre and Joblinx are very supportive.”
"It feels like a long time ago but I walked in the Joblinx office as a regular student, just four months ago. I went there with a glimmer of hope but without any expectations. It was Joblinx who provided me with the paramount advice and gave me a chance to succeed as an employee with the Sarina Russo Group. You know they say 'push yourself because, no one is going to do it for you' and I’m a firm believer in this. I was constantly pushing myself to the limit as an intern which resulted in getting a job at this great company. I’m very grateful to James Cook University Brisbane and Joblinx as they provided me with a platform to achieve my goals.
Work Hard – it always pays off!"
Eunice secured an internship at Ride Sharing App Uber.
"Someone once said, "Like this cup, you are full of opinions and speculations. How can I show you wisdom unless you first empty your cup?" (Nyogi Senzaki). I walked in Joblinx office without any expectations - just an open mind and an empty cup. I was constantly improving myself, and took their advice on how to go about employment in my new environment. Consistency is key. You just have to reveal yourself to them, capitalize on your strengths, and Joblinx will magically turn it into something feasible. (Believe me) It is possible."
"Even though I had several years of accounting experience in my home country, it is not easy to secure a job here without having Australian work experience. When I first visited to Joblinx, my employment consultant recommended I go for work experience rather than a casual job. This valuable advice along with my employment consultants personal experiences in the Australian job market encouraged me to think positively.
However, no matter how hard it is finally secured an interview and now I’m gaining work experience in an amazing environment with really friendly Australian staff. For all JCU Brisbane students I would suggest you visit Joblinx to identify your inner potential and start your new career in Australia. Thank you Joblinx for all the support!!!"
“Joblinx is a great service and should be utilised by all students at James Cook University Brisbane. Not only do they help you to prepare for the Australian job market, but they do their best to get you work experience. I would like to thank the Joblinx team, they helped me to get work experience at Linfox, Australia's second largest transport and logistics company. While in the programme I gained a plethora of administrative knowledge and skills. I would recommend Joblinx to all of my peers, the Joblinx team can do wonders.”
"It's not even 2 months since I arrived in Brisbane and I have completed 4 weeks of my work experience program at Asana Restaurant - F&B department. That is how fast Joblinx helped me. The Tourism and Hospitality industry has always been my choice for a career, but I did not know where to start. Although I completed my bachelor’s degree in the same industry, I did not have any Australian work experience in the industry. I knew this was important so I decided to talked to Joblinx on market day. I spoke to an employment consultant and she explained that I should start from the very bottom if I want to make a successful career. Since then, she has been very helpful. From the time I walked into Joblinx, till today, the staff have been very nice and friendly. The staff there never forgot to check on me to see what is going on and keep me updated. Within weeks, I was offered this great opportunity to work in an amazing restaurant where I can work to gain local experience. I really enjoy working at Asana, the restaurant of the famous Australian chef Pete Evans. The staff are very helpful and I am currently learning a lot about how things work. I get to meet new people every day at the restaurant and so far it has been a wonderful experience which honestly I cannot express with words. I walked into Joblinx looking for a casual job which will help me enough to get myself through rent and living. But instead, they helped me start my career. This is amazing!! I have literally started living my dream!!! All thanks to Joblinx...! Talking to Joblinx is one of the best decisions I have made so far. I would never think twice to recommend them to someone else. Cheers!"
“I am studying an MPA/MBA degree at JCUB. Joblinx has helped me to find work experience in both management and accounting fields. I am very satisfied with the assistance Joblinx has provided as I have learnt a lot from these internships and it has helped me to understand the Australian business environment. Thanks Joblinx”
“My experience with Joblinx was very positive, not only did it boost my confidence but it helped me to realise my potential. I now have direction and an internship which will prove a great stepping stone for me to get a better understanding of what it is like to work in an international workplace. I would recommend Joblinx to all students. An internship could be a great reference for you in the future, and allow you develop the skills and confidence important for your career. Thank you Joblinx.”
“My MPA degree is challenging me to excel. By engaging with the Joblinx service I have learnt a great deal about how to effectively prepare myself for employment. In addition, I have been successful in securing a paid job. Joblinx ongoing assistance with research and advice about how I can improve my career prospects in my chosen field has put me ahead of where I expected to be. Whether you’re just looking for a part time job to earn some money or seeking help with setting the foundations for future career prospects in your degree, I highly recommend you give this service a try. Furthermore, I feel confident that the concepts and knowledge I have gained from my lecturers and tutors will be a useful component when I am gaining work experience.”
“I have found studying a dual MPA/MBA program at JCU Brisbane to be a big challenge but also a very rewarding experience. Throughout my three trimesters at JCU Brisbane, my course has helped me to develop critical thinking skills and prepare for the real world working environment. Although sometimes it can be challenging to study in a foreign country, I have found all of my teachers and classmates to be very supportive. In particular, I have found The Learning Centre to be a great service, especially during assignment and exam periods. The Learning Centre offers academic skills support in terms of researching, checking my grammar and referencing. I find this service has helped me to improve my grades and in turn motivates me to continue working hard. I would highly recommend The Learning Centre to all current and future students. This is an invaluable service which has helped me to achieve great results; it is also free and really worth it.”
“I am so grateful that Joblinx could help me get work experience. The program really pushed me forward to utilise my skills and the knowledge I learnt during my studies at JCU Brisbane. More importantly, I would have never gotten the chance to set up professional contacts and relationships at this early stage if I hadn’t turned to Joblinx for help. It is such an invaluable experience and I would highly recommend Joblinx to anyone who is looking for job opportunities.”
"For me, JCU Brisbane was the right choice.
At JCU Brisbane I have found, the University as a whole encourages students to have better attitude to study, which as a result maximises the possibilities for our futures.
Studying under the guidance of teachers that I can trust, I tell myself over and over again that I should not give up on anything until I get to the right place where I can display my abilities."