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  Monthly Newsletter: Issue #108


  March 2019

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In This Issue   Upcoming Events


  ACAA Autumn Picnic (Melbourne)

Job Opportunities


Upcoming Events

ACAA Autumn Picnic



Seize the last chance to catch the Autumn sun, before Melbourne enters into its cold winter. Come to Alexandra Gardens with us, bring your favourite food, and let's sit in the gardens, talk and watch the Autumn leaves change colour. We at ACAA Melbourne want to connect Chinese graduates, soon-to-be Alumni and also young professionals together. You can learn about different industries, share your Australian university experiences and belong to a career driven, talented and well connected community.


All members and non-members are welcome, this event has a limit so please sign up fast!


15:00 - 16:30

6th April 2019


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March Greetings​!


The ACAA Welcome Back Receptions 2019 kicked off the 2019 Event Calendar with a bang! The WBR in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Xiamen involved close to 200 alumni, many of whom are new faces in the alumni community. Meanwhile, ACAA managed to co-host a panel discussion with the Australian Consulate-General in Guangzhou, while offering support to events organised by our partner universities and their alumni chapters in China.


In addition, we at ACAA Melbourne certainly had a wonderful weekend, with a group of soon-to-be alumni attending the Melbourne Versus Adelaide AFL Welcome Game! We also welcomed many members at the various Career Expo’s across Victoria organised by the University of Melbourne and Deakin University. We are looking forward to working with Australian universities, particularly our university partners to help support our members and more Chinese students at the ground level.


Our Mentor Program 2019 began in March and mentor applications are now open for submission.


Please stay tuned for more news and events across ACAA’s media channels.    


The ACAA Team



ACAA @The University of Melbourne Careers Fair

5th March 2019

On the 5th of March, we attended the University of Melbourne’s Career Fair and it was a great success! We welcomed over 150 new members to our community in Melbourne and are excited to plan events and social activities for them this year.


The students were so happy to meet the ACAA Melbourne team and talk about our internship, mentorship and career development opportunities, and most importantly get involved! Many students at this fair expressed their desire to improve their professional skills, network and employability in China. Thankfully, as members of ACAA they can use our resources and support to improve all of these aspects, whilst being in Australia.



New Trends in Digital Marketing: Panel Discussion with Leading Female Entrepreneurs

13th March 2019


Teaming up with the Australian Consulate-General in Guangzhou, Austrade and AustCham South China, ACAA was delighted to present the New Trends in Digital Marketing panel discussion on the 13th of March.


Featuring four leading female entrepreneurs Ms Holly Ransom, Ms Carmen Zhao, Ms Frances Zhao and Ms Liza Chen, this panel discussion offered our alumni the privilege to access the current trends inn the Chinese digital marketing landscape. As well as, how to optimise exposure to target markets. Mr Geoff Matthews, Consul (Political/Economic) at the Australian Consulate-General in Guangzhou, moderated the panel discussion with passion and enthusiasm.

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ACAA Welcome Back Reception 2019

16th March 2019 




With such nice weather, the reception in Beijing had 70 alumni joining us on the day. Right after the sharing session hosted by our guest speakers Mr Leo Wang from Hello Career and Mr Simon Zhang, alumnus of La Trobe University, our alumni enjoyed the networking session and the opportunities to connect with local alumni on site. 




The reception in Shanghai reflects the international aspect of this city. With foreigners and Australian government officials, we had close to 90 alumni joining us on Saturday. Along with the engaging sharing session presented by our alumni speakers Ms Vivian Liu, alumna of UNSW and Mr Charley Sun, alumnus from Edith Cowan University, our alumni also enjoyed the networking session and made many new friends.




We were honoured to have Mr Christopher Halford, the Deputy Head of Post at the Australian Consulate-General in Guangzhou, Mr Paul Sanda, the Senior Trade Commissioner at the Austrade Guangzhou joining us on Saturday afternoon. A feature of the event was the informative sharing session presented by Ms Ally Jiang, GM of South China at Lie Pin, and Mr Gordon Zhang, alumnus of UNSW. The reception in Guangzhou also provided a networking opportunity for alumni to connect with other alumni through icebreaker games.




This is our first meeting with alumni in Xiamen and it was a good start with 9 alumni joining us to talk about how we can better support local alumni.




ACAA @Deakin University’s

Experience & Employment Expo

20th March 2019



We were invited by Deakin University to attend their Experience & Employment Expo, which was a great opportunity for us to meet our Deakin members and also have meaningful discussions with soon-to-be Alumni on their career prospects and goals in China. It was also a pleasure to have discussions with their international student team on ways of improving employability support for international students, and also to hear about the great initiatives at Deakin University. We received a great reception at the Expo, and we would like to welcome all the new members and thank Deakin University for the invitation.




ACAA @ The Melbourne versus Port Adelaide

AFL Welcome Game
23rd March 2019



On the weekend, ACAA Melbourne invited our members to attend the Melbourne versus Port Adelaide AFL Welcome Game. This was chance for our members to have their first experience watching in person an iconic Australian sport, AFL. After learning the rules and understanding the various ways the audience should react to certain scores, such as cheering for a goal, or “booing” when the opposing team tackle someone from your team, the ACAA group quickly adapted to the AFL culture. It was great fun. Thank you to the Melbourne Football Club for making this opportunity possible, and also for helping to connect Australian and Chinese communities through sport in Melbourne.





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