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ANU GLOBE program launched in China

30 August 2018

The Global Learners of Business and Economics (GLOBE) Internship Program is an exciting offering from CBE that provides pathways to help students gain professional experience and develop their employability skills across key global locations.

The GLOBE program successfully placed 11 students in Beijing-based multi-national and state-owned companies in its inaugural 2017-2018 summer season. High-achieving students have taken on internships at Asian Business Consulting, Baker Tilly, CRU Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Grant Thornton Advisory Services, Group, Sinos Gas & Energy, and the World Health Organization.

CBE’s mission is to develop leaders who transform business, society and economics. The GLOBE program sits within a suite of opportunities designed to link the student experience firmly within a professional context.

CBE’s Associate Dean Education, Dr Bronwen Whiting, said student experience is a strategic priority at the College.

“We’re committed to sustaining employability initiatives that are exclusive and impactful, ranging from internships (within and beyond Canberra) and industry embedded project work, through to the MomentuM Program for Professional Development and career advisory services.”

Master of Applied Finance student Ms Yuandan Bi, enjoyed her internship with the Financial Institution group at the Beijing branch of Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

“The internship has allowed me to apply professional knowledge and challenged me to improve my self-learning capability. I now feel much more prepared and confident to start my own career after graduation.”

Associate Professor Vinh Lu, Director of Employability at CBE, congratulated the students on their success in Beijing.

“We take a great pride in our students’ positive attitude, desire to learn and professionalism.  The success of the Beijing internships has given us confidence to expand the GLOBE offerings to other cities in China and beyond” said Associate Professor Vinh Lu.

Internship hosts also commended the interns for their excellent performance. Morgan Shang, a manager at the Forensic and Investigation Services team at Grant Thornton China commented on the professionalism of the interns.

“Our ANU GLOBE intern emerged to grab our attention by consistently proving her efficiency upon every task and project, and she executed them all with great finesse.”

In summer 2018-2019, CBE will expand the GLOBE offering beyond Beijing to cities such as Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Singapore and Shanghai.

The internships are not for credit and will be available at no cost to students. Students will be selected on a competitive basis, and selected students will be offered a CBE Travel Grant valued $2,000. The length of the internship placements varies between 6 and 12 weeks from mid-November 2018 to mid-February 2019.

Together with local and international internship programs, CBE has recently appointed a Beijing-based Employability and Industry Engagement Officer. CBE students will also soon have access to career consultants located on campus, said Dr Whiting.

“We will shortly employ a team of Canberra-based Business and Economics Careers Consultants, who will play a pivotal role in guiding our current students and alumni in their navigation of professional workplace environments.”

The GLOBE initiative is an extension of the local CBE internship program, winner of the 2016 Reimagine Education Silver Award (Oceania region) and a Finalist of the 2017 AFR Higher Education Award (Employability category).

Updated:   10 September 2018 / Responsible Officer:  CBE Communications and Outreach / Page Contact:  College Web Team