International Applied Project Management graduate calls studies 'best decision of my life'

After working in the IT Industry for almost four years, Vaishali Mohanrao Haldekar understands the gap between technology and management.

Vaishali Mohanrao Haldeka

Vaishali decided to start her journey in 2018 as an international student by studying Master of Applied Project Management (Project System) aiming to build a bridge for her future career.

Describing the university in one sentence, Vaishali said 'unity in diversity'.

"I have seen the structure of teaching is very interactive, where professors made every point clear by giving real-life experiences," she said.

She added she 'was amazed' that the university had taken care of every aspects in student life to make sure international students feel welcomed and well-supported after their arrival in Adelaide.

Upon arrival, Vaishali joined a few clubs where she was able to engage with local and international inspiring communities and also learned how to have a study-life balance.

"The University has given an equal opportunity to students in every sector to stand out and get more knowledge apart from the course," she said.

"While exploring my options, I was interested in a management degree where I could utilise my engineering knowledge and the outcome was effortless. I found that the University of Adelaide is one of the world's top-ranked university, and it is the best decision of my life I ever took to study here. I found the environment of The University of Adelaide is multicultural, where you will find people from all over the world and, it is so lively,"Vaishali Mohanrao Haldekar

While studying, Vaishali also took an internship as an associate project officer at an industry partner's company, where she applied her project management theories into a real world project. She said she found this experience was credential to be job ready. After graduation, she was thrilled to receive a job offer from the same company where she interned.

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