Do you want to give your STEM career an edge? This free ambassador and leadership program might be just for you.
International students from Sydney are invited to apply for an award-winning ambassador program. City of Sydney’s international student leadership and ambassador program for 2021–22 provides free training, mentoring, and volunteering opportunities to enhance leadership skills and experience.
This is a great opportunity for you to get that edge on your STEM career and gain soft skills while building a support network and making new friends.
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Why be a student ambassador?
“This program was a great way to forge community connections while having important experiences. International students play an important role in the diversity of our city and we want to support them to make the most of their experiences, especially given the challenges they have faced in 2020,” says Lord Mayor Clover Moore.
Once selected in this program, you get to attend workshops on some fantastic areas such as leadership, cultural awareness, project management, community engagement and professional writing.
You must live, study, work or regularly visit the City of Sydney area and be at least 18 years of age to be eligible for this program. You must also be an international student currently enrolled in a course provided by a registered higher education provider in Australia. You must be studying during 30 January 2021 to 30 June 2022, and your Australian student visa must be valid for the duration of the program.
Previous Program Alumni comments
Class of 2018-2020 graduate Olivia Zhang, who is originally from China, described the ambassador program as empowering. She said that the program forged friendships with people she would not normally have connected with.
“I’m so grateful I got the opportunity to be a part of this program. This learning journey, the professionals and peers I bonded with, as well as the events we held together or participated in, have empowered my leadership skills,” Olivia said.
Indian International student ambassador Nithya Sam, said the program helped her grow in many ways. “Taking part in the City of Sydney’s student ambassador program has been an amazing experience for me – it opened up a lot of opportunities and has helped me grow as a person, both personally and professionally,” Nithya said.
This program is a promising way to enhance your skills and could be a great addition to your CV.
Author: Dr Astha Singh
Astha is the Managing Editor at Refraction Media. She is a STEM Marketer and holds a Honors, Masters & PhD degree in Science. She has been producing STEM marketing content for over 10 years and is an avid advocate of Diversity in the STEM industry.