May 2017 Newsletter

 May News from The Global Student

Message from the Director

As the unusual wet weather continues throughout May, at TGS we have been kept busy preparing for our June arrivals. With internship programs from 4 universities (plus individuals), a Team internship program in Penang, a community development program in Sabah, a volunteer program in Vietnam, and our Criminal Justice Study Tour and Global Education Practicum in KL, we look forward to managing the tight schedule with our expanded team.

The Holy month of Ramadan begins this Friday May 26, ending with Hari Raya Aidil-fitri celebrations on June 25. The following week is one of feasting and spending time with family, so schools and many businesses will be closed. This has created havoc for our program scheduling, with universities needing to be flexible around arrival and departure dates, but provides some extra downtime for interns who wish to explore further afield while in–country.

This month we enjoyed a visit with our partner Brad from CIS Australia, who in addition to meeting the TGS staff, met with some internship hosts, visited some accommodation and enjoyed some Malaysian hospitality. Pity the rain dampened our visit to Helibar – the bar on a rooftop helipad with 360degree views.

In May we have also welcomed Grace Simpson from Warrnambool, who has arrived to intern with TGS for three months. As well as general administration duties, Grace looks forward to meeting the interns and working on the programs, while gaining a cultural experience and enjoying the Malaysian food!

Jan Drew

Internship Opportunities

We are increasingly being approached by new companies seeking interns for specific projects and experiences. These are longer term, many want three months, and for those really serious about gaining a really immersive cultural and business experience in Malaysia. Below are some samples:

PA to the Company CEO
Amazing learning opportunity to work closely with tech savvy, sporty and dynamic CEO, who will mentor and coach you to help you gain a greater understanding of your own strengths and weaknesses

You will develop a deep understanding of the employment market and careers in general during that time. The CEO has proven mentoring and coaching experiences of several batches of interns from Australia, so he understands you!

Interns will learn to be more culturally sensitive and aware in a corporate environment.


Marketing Interns

We’re looking for 2 business dev/marketing interns who are keen to expose to the technology scene (websites, mobile apps, bots). Their predominant roles would be to conduct market research, prepare business and marketing proposal etc for our tech R&D projects.

Here they’ll be involved in the thorough process of validation, development and launching.

Multi Disciplines Interns EBM Group

One the best internship programs in Malaysia with interns from multiple countries. Currently have multiple projects in train (both Government and Private ) that require students from the fields of Business, Social Science, Political Science, Journalism, Broadcasting, Finance, HR and IT.

We are seeking those students who see themselves as future leaders – those with ambition, motivation and passion, and who are not afraid of hard work. In return you will receive a fast track practical experience on how a management consultancy works. This will include opportunities to meet with Corporate and Government leaders at the highest level, and possibly some travel.

Current openings for 6 weeks, 3 month and 6 month internship, with 4 positions available.

Get in contact with us via our Internship Coordinator Natasha Brand to discuss any of these opportunities

Learning through relationships

As we are preparing for the arrival of our June students and putting the finishing touches to their programs, I have been reflecting on just how much the success of the programs depends on the relationships we have built in KL and beyond. All kinds of service providers, internship hosts and government officials respond so enthusiastically to help create valuable educational programs and to ensure our students have an unforgettable experience. And as we get excited about providing interesting opportunities while meeting the requirements of the home universities, so do our internship hosts, study tour partners and even friends and family, who all begin suggesting activities or events that the students might enjoy, be it hiking on a Sunday, a day trip to eat fresh seafood on the coast, or a poetry slam at a local pub! One thing is common is that everyone wants to see them have a great time.


John Monash Scholarship

If you are an Australian citizen, have completed or are nearing completion of an undergraduate degree at an Australian university and are planning to undertake postgraduate study at an overseas university commencing in the calendar year following the year of application and selection, you are eligible to apply for a John Monash Scholarship. Applications close August 1


Endeavour Scholarships Funding

The current round of endeavour funding is open now until the 30th of June. Get in contact if you want some guidance with your application!

2017 Conferences

EAIE September 12-15 Seville, Spain
Changing Places Prato September 14&15
AIEC- October 10-13- Hobart, Australia (right)
QS Summer School Summit December 10-12 Johannesburg, South Africa
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