The hallways of Carnegie Mellon are alive and buzzing again with incoming students. After 10 years of educating students in Adelaide, over 120 students have joined the CMU-A legacy of excellence and rigorous academic achievement: the largest student intake at CMU-A, particularly into the information technology program. With great enthusiasm, the staff have welcomed the new students into the close-knit CMU-A family.
The new students in the MISM, MSIT and MSPPM programs attended the New Students Orientation on August 22nd - 26th. It’s a fun-filled week of events, consisting of information sessions covering a range of topics from academic to student life in Adelaide.
The week started off with introductions to campus life from the programs team, led by distinguished CMU-A Professor of Practice (Public Policy), Tim O’Loughlin. The programs team introduced students to academic life at and what is expected of them, providing a great opportunity for students to ask questions about future classes and the curriculum offered at CMU-A. It was also a chance for them to meet and interact with their new classmates, as they become more acquainted with their new home of Adelaide. Our new students get to discover one of the most livable and vibrant cities in the world, peruse the art galleries with Professor Tim O’Loughlin or venture out on their own or with friends to Rundle Mall, Glenelg Beach or South Australia’s various wine regions.
The new students were extremely excited to be studying at such a prestigious university with a strong academic reputation. Harry Wardana, an incoming MSPPM student from Indonesia, chose CMU-A for its rigorous classes such as Strategic Planning, Policy Analysis and System Synthesis Project, in which he believes will provide him with a competitive advantage in achieving his long-term goals of working for the World Bank. He says, “I look forward to learning the core frameworks for policy-making and developing the much needed critical thinking skills to drive effective problem solving.”
After several years in the manufacturing and IT sector in India, Harikrishnan Sukumaran Nair, MSIT-ITM Class of 2018, joined the student body at CMU-A. He says, “I strongly believe that pursuing a Masters at CMU-A will be a crucial step towards bridging the gaps and in attuning me to the new realities and challenges in the field of Business Intelligence and Data Analytics.”
We welcome the class of 2017/2018, and wish you the very best of luck in your academic journey at CMU-A. We look forward to your many achievements over the next year and beyond.