Student Stories

Our vibrant community consists of students from over 28 countries and cultures, creating a unique and rewarding experience for students. Find out why they have chosen to study their program with us, here at Carnegie Mellon Australia and what their experiences are like living and studying in Adelaide. Here are just some of their stories.

Yuening Zhao

Master of Science in Information Technology Management student

I was very surprised to discover that CMU had an Australian campus and that they offered the same US degree. For me, I absolutely had to go to CMU, the location of the campus didn’t matter!

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James Tan

Software Developer, TCPinpoint, Information Technology Management Graduate

I chose CMU because it’s the #1 university in the world for analytics education. And its compulsory internship program meant that I’d get valuable hands-on experience which I thought would be beneficial when looking for a job.

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Zhaohan Wang

Master of Science in Information Technology Management graduate

Thanks to a long-term relationship with a respected technology focused collaborative research centre, recent CMU-A graduate Zhaohan Wang (MSIT S18) got to work on a big data project to unlock the mystery of brewing the perfect beer.

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Rachel Yan

Master of Information Systems Management (Global) student

CMU-A has no doubt provided an outstanding environment for us to experience cross cultural collaboration to gain practical knowledge and skills. Students would make friends from all backgrounds and grow with a broader vision in this global program.

The Master of Information Systems Management offers not only applied technical ability as a hardware, but also management strategies in job position as a software. What Carnegie Mellon University gives us is a good combination of knowledge which equip us with superior advantage in future career path.

Marisa Nowicki

Master of Science in Public Policy and Management (Global) student

My time at CMU-A has been truly transformative. The intimate class sizes provide personalized feedback, and a close-knit student body. Moreover, it has provided a space to challenge myself both in and outside of the classroom. Our campus celebrates diversity in its many forms—including cultural, academic, and professional.

This allows students to connect and share ideas with individuals from all over the world, in all walks of life. I’m grateful for my time at CMU-A, as the professional development and quantitative skills that I have gained will be an immense asset in my career.

Dr Pallave Dasari (MSPPM, 2018)

Research Development Coordinator at the Robinson Research Institute, University of Adelaide

Dr Pallave Dasari studied a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management to be better equipped to address the challenges to translating research outcomes.

A Research Development Coordinator at the Robinson Research Institute, University of Adelaide, Pallave couples the skills she has gained from her Master's degree from CMU-A with her PhD in Philosophy from Flinders University of South Australia and scientific background to further advance her career. With over 22 scientific publications, Pallave was inducted into the inaugural "Superstars of STEM" program by Science and Technology Australia (STA) in 2017.

Melissa Burns

Master of Information Systems Management (Global) student

“As a returned U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer, I wanted to find a university and program that had a Peace Corps relationship.  Because Carnegie Mellon is ranked as one of the top universities for Information Systems Management, it was a top choice as well as an easy decision for me to make when comparing with other offers. The small class sizes has allowed me to get to know students and staff on a more personal level than if I had started out in Pittsburgh.  The opportunity to study in Adelaide is also pretty amazing.”

Rinku Sinha

Master of Information Systems Management (Global) student

“My experience at CMU-A thus far has provided a wealth of knowledge and practical skills applicable in the workplace. The one thing that I enjoy the most is working with classmates from all across the world. This exposure to different cultures and languages confers a global perspective and helps to build a strong diverse community. Carnegie Mellon University's Master in Information Systems Management program offers a unique blend of technology, business, and management, which perfectly aligns with my career goals, and it will have a lasting impact on my professional career.”

Gonzalo Becker Leon

Master of Science in Information Technology graduate