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Ganesh Gopalakrishan - India

Course: Masters of Business and Information Technology (MBIT)
Institution: University of Melbourne
Location: Melbourne, Victoria

I graduated in 2009, completing my Masters in Business and Information Technology (MBIT). I am currently working as a Business Development Executive, predominantly doing client acquisition across verticals for a start-up in the Staffing and Recruitment industry in Singapore.

My term with the University of Melbourne was indeed rich. The eminent faculty and the individualized nature of the Masters program brought out the best in me. Also, the multicultural students complemented by the congenial Australian environment and culture, provided the perfect platform for my all-round growth and taught me to be proactive and ambitious. My stay in Australia during my Masters provided me with significant professional and vast networking opportunities.

The paramount of my academic performances were when I received the International Postgraduate Coursework Award, an academic merit award and got selected for a Global Business Practicum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with the Melbourne Global Scholarship. Besides academics, there were plenty of opportunities to balance my curriculum with co-curricular and extracurricular activities. For instance, I served as an events coordinator in the MBS Student Association for the entire length of my Masters program and occasionally participated as a Research Participant for projects conducted in the Australian Marketing Institute, the leading professional marketing association in Australia.

My time in Melbourne, Australia, has definitely shaped me into a better person and has positive effects in my world view and interactions. The stay in Australia has helped me to polish my work ethics. Working closely with unfamiliar people in unfamiliar surroundings has taught me how to adjust to different cultures and settings and how to be flexible and adapt to demanding challenges. I strongly believe that this new global awareness has given me an edge in my personal and professional life.

Last updated: Wednesday, 27 May 2015 3:06:59 PM

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