Business | Bosch Australia
I did my diploma in Sri Lanka, through an institute affiliated with Swinburne. During the process of transferring from Sri Lanka to Australia to complete my degree, I was offered the opportunity to change my bachelor’s degree to the professional degree. I chose to change to a professional degree, as I believed that real world experience would supplement the knowledge I gained throughout university and it gave me the opportunity to work in Australia for 12-months, while studying.
Being an international student, I had no knowledge on what an Australian work culture and environment would be like. Therefore, prior to the placement, I had no idea on what to expect!
Sometimes, it is hard to manage living and working away from home, in an unfamiliar environment. However, working in this department has never disappointed me. Everyone makes me feel so at home here, and that has definitely helped me over the past few months. I really am very grateful for my team here at Bosch!
Thishara completed her placement at Bosch Australia.
At my placement, I assist the marketing managers of Bosch Blue Power Tools and Measuring Tools at Bosch Australia. Bosch is a brand that has a reputation for having excellent quality and good practices, so I felt that working in such a large reputable company would give me an experience that I would not be able to find in most places. Also, the fact that Bosch is owned by a charitable foundation appealed to me a lot too.
"I've not only gained the experience of a professional workplace, but also developed skills and the knowledge that have made me more confident as an emerging professional."
Thishara , Bachelor of Business (Professional)