Tanzania, United Republic of
Institution attended: Murdoch
Sifa feels well-equipped for the international job market.
She graduated from law just six months ago and is already finding that her
Australian degree is valued by employers.
“Because I studied law I still
needed a graduate diploma in legal training before I could apply for a job.
However, strong qualifications made the job search easier. The good reputation
of Australian universities is well known,” she said.
A Bachelor of Law
focuses on the Australian legal system but Sifa believes it can be useful for
both local and international employment. She does, however, suggest that
students consider where they would like to work before enrolling in an
“Decide what qualification you are interested in
pursuing and where you would like to work after obtaining an Australian degree.
If you return to your home country, be sure that the Australian degree is
recognised – in most cases it is,” she said.
Sifa also has some helpful
advice for international students in their final years of study.
exploring the job market before you graduate. Talk to career advisers and polish
your resume and interview techniques. You will be well-equipped with what it
takes to get a job but you have to put yourself out there. Network—it is amazing
how helpful contacts in the right places can be.”