“Being an international student, it is difficult to get such work experience while you’re studying and I always thought I am not ready for it. How Illume Foundation helped me get my first job in Australia”, 

Extremely happy to share that I have recently started a new role as a Business Process Analyst at Pro-mentor. We are working on a project for doing Business Process Mapping at Bupa Dental Australia, which is very exciting!

Being an international student, it is difficult to get such work experience while you’re studying and I always thought I am not ready for it. Fortunately, however, I got to know about this wonderful opportunity from Laxmi Pun and then I got the encouragement I needed to go in this direction. Now, I am going to learn many more new things even before I graduate !!

It’s amazing to apply my theoretical learning into practice and that to for analysing the processes at Bupa Dental Australia!

I am pleased to share that I recently completed my 8-week #fellowship program from Illume Foundation. It was indeed a great opportunity for me to learn and develop new skills and connect with people having great ambitions. I got to know about this opportunity from a LinkedIn post of VicWISE and Manorani Guy and then I applied for it. A few days later, I got an email from Laxmi Pun for the interview and I was fortunate enough to get such opportunity before graduating!

During the Internship, I worked with multiple startups from Startup Gippsland program. I learnt the way new #startups work and processes involved in it. A big thanks to Therese Gorton Paul Gorton Madeleine McKenzie Jane Barr for giving me the opportunity to work for your startup. I loved doing the tasks I was allocated to do.

Many thanks to all the mentors Willian Korim, PhD James Muir Diletta Legowo Jordan Tew Siddhant (Sid) Shrestha Sangeeta Mulchandani Celeste Maturen Elaha Gurgani Richard Hurst Will Chu Sebastian Farias for guiding us by sharing your inspiring career journey. All the sessions from Illume Foundation were worth attending. It motivated me a lot.

I strongly recommend joining Illume Foundation Fellowship Program in their upcoming editions.

Lastly, I want to thank Laxmi Pun for believing in us and always encouraging us to do our best. Thanking you all my fellow cohorts Sarocha Wuttipong Kaustubh Ilmulwar (Kosta) Sandra Castro Nidzam Shah Hussain GITHASAI NARALASETTY Basil Varghese and our program coordinator Mei Sian Poh for assisting me throughout the fellowship! 🙂

Himani Dave
Masters of Applied Information Technology
(2021-Illume Fellow)