At Kent, we have over 60 different nationalities of students completing their studies in both Vocational and Higher Education. This means that when you study with us, your fellow students will come from all over the world. The great thing about this is that it allows you to develop a vast range of skills that you would not necessarily have developed had you only completed studies in your home country. In this article, we will highlight some of the many benefits that you receive when you study at an international course provider and how you can translate these skills into impressing potential employers upon your graduation from Kent. So without further ado, let’s jump into some of the advantages of studying at an international course provider like Kent.
Skills Skills Skills
The reason we felt the need to repeat the word ‘skills’ three times in the header is because that is how highly potential employers rate the development of your soft skills while you study. If English is your second language then simply studying in Australia is doing wonders for your communication skills, which is a great start. Moreover, studying with a group of other students who come from all over the globe allows you to develop other soft skills such as cultural awareness, teamwork and active listening. If you plan to become a manager of a team one day, these are essential skills to develop in order to be successful in a highly globalised business environment.
Developing a Global Business Network
The best bit of developing your network while studying is that it simply means go out there and find some new friends. Yes, English may be your second language and yes, you might be shy, but once you simply start a conversation with some of your fellow students you will be surprised at how many people are interested in talking back. By the completion of your studies, you will now have multiple business contacts who will be working all over the world, giving you an advantage over your competition when interviewing for your dream job.
The Three C’s
It has been shown that studying in a diverse classroom helps build a student’s cognitive, creative and confidence abilities. By overcoming language barriers and dealing with different cultures, you become a more resilient and independent person because you have been taken out of your comfort zone. We have seen firsthand the development of students who push themselves even further by joining our LEAD program, which results in them becoming a more confident and poised individual. Pushing the limits of what you think you are capable of will always help you grow and further enhance your career prospects, so don’t be afraid to get stuck into some of the extracurricular activities that Kent organises for students.
We hope you can now put some of these skills into practice while studying with us here at Kent, it will make you a more attractive candidate to potential employers when looking for a graduate position. Challenge yourself and make some new friends outside of your usual group in the classroom, you will find your international study experience will be better for it!