Mrs. Anita Chauhan – Manager, South Asia – Edith Cowan University International - visited our Chennai office and spoke to our student counsellors. Given below is a short transcript of her chat with the counsellors that gives insights into academic life and facilities at ECU.
Counsellor - Hi Anita, do share some USPs of ECU?
Anita - Hi! Edith Cowan University is based out of Perth and is consistently ranked among the world’s top 100 universities below 50 years. ECU’s MBA program has been awarded with five stars for six years in a row by the ‘Good Universities Guide’. ECU offers state-of-the-art facilities, a world class campus and a multi-cultural and vibrant environment with nearly 3,000 international students from over 94 countries. The University also has a Graduate Satisfaction rating of Five Stars.Affordable on-campus accommodation options are also available. There is a strong community of Indian students as well and Indian festivals like Diwali are celebrated with great zest and fervour.
Counsellor - Give us a few inputs about Perth?
Anita - Western Australia heads the Australian economy with over 47% of national exports coming from WA. Perth is WA’s capital city and offers numerous part-time and full-time work opportunities. Perth has been ranked as the “Sixth most liveable city” in the world and ranks 35th on cost of living index.
Counsellor - Are internships and scholarships available?
Anita - Certain courses have internships based on performance.
The Bachelor of Hotel Resort Management and Bachelor of Engineering programmes have in-built scholarships for all.Business Innovation Scholarships are available for the postgraduate business programmes.
Counsellor - Does ECU offer career support services?
Anita - ECU conducts a number of career fairs on campus. The Career Advisory Team conducts regular workshops in resume-writing and career-planning and also runs mock-interviews. Course co-coordinators for various programs organize social events and invite industry to campus so the students could interact with them and look out for internships and work.
Counsellor - Does ECU have an alumni network?
Anita - Yes, we have a strong alumni network with students all around the world who have succeeded in their chosen vocation. Did you know ‘Wolverine’ star Hugh Jackman studied at ECU? He was a part of The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) at Edith Cowan University.
ECU offers students a great opportunity to study an internationally recognised degree at an affordable cost.