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Confirmation of Candidature: Candidate - Susmita Das

How Do International Students in Australia Develop Social Capital to Improve Their Employability?

Date: 24 June 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Venue: Toowoomba - Q303, or via Zoom
Contact: For more information, please contact the Graduate Research School.
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International students contribute $30 billion to the Australian economy a year, but many are dissatisfied with their employment outcomes. A crucial element of employability is social capital, however international students lose their existing social networks when they arrive in Australia. Whilst many students struggle to build social capital in Australia, some are successful and use their newly created networks to obtain work post study, yet little is known about how they achieve this. The goal of this research is to provide important insights into international students’ lived experiences of creating new networks which in turn lead to improved employability. This will allow universities to develop more meaningful and appropriate employability programs and support for their international students.