5. Overseas Study = 3 Bs - Better Education, Better Career, Better Future

I was an overseas student studying in Australia in the 80s. I would say my overseas education and experience is a pivotal factor in shaping my career. My first degree was in Mathematical Science with a major in Computer Science from the University of Adelaide. This enabled me to work in the IT field (long before this term was commonly used both in Australia and Hong Kong). Later I had decided to change and went to do a full time MBA at the University of Adelaide. I was fortunate in succeeding a career shift from a system analyst to a research specialist and then a commercial specialist for the South Australian Government Representative Office in Hong Kong. I can honestly say that my Australian education experience has equipped me for both career and cultural challenges a young job seeker faced. I am grateful to have this qualification under my belt and no doubt this has formed a solid foundation to shape my career and my future. Hope you have made the right decision. Good luck in your study!

Cecilia Chan
Bachelor of Computer Science and MBA
The University of Adelaide
March 2004