Michelle Lutan is an undergraduate student at the Launceston campus of UTAS studying for a Bachelor of Business and majoring in marketing. She is from Indonesia and commenced her studies in 2019.
One of her courses on leadership and employability taught her about networking, and she took the initiative to approach the Van Diemen Project for an internship. She successfully got the internship position for marketing and has been a vital member of the Van Diemen Project team since November 2019.
Michelle’s story is one that showcases the tremendous potential Northern Tasmania holds for international students.
Michelle, who just celebrated her 21st birthday, is happy with the corporate environment in Launceston and looks forward to settling down here after her studies.
“The pace in Launceston is a welcome change from living in big cities like Jakarta, which has almost 10 million people,” She said.
NTDC is committed to the retention and growth of the skilled worker demographic in the region. We are working with UTAS to see a rise in the number of students who find a pathway to work and live in the region through internship programmes. Edward Obi, Population Program Manager at NTDC, has been interviewing interstate and international migrants to learn from their experiences.
If you are a new entrant to Northern Tasmania and you would like to share your story of settling down in the region, please write to Edward at firstname.lastname@example.org