Meet Marco, Italian student in Melbourne. Marco tells you about his journey in Australia and how he started working as architect in Melbourne.
Hi Marco! Can you tell us how your Australian adventure started?
My Australian adventure began a long time before buying my plane tickets.
I was in Scotland doing a master for my thesis in architecture and I started to get this feeling about experiencing a big life change.
Australia came to my mind because of different reasons like good working opportunities in my field, its first language (English), beautiful landscapes, beaches, cities and amazing weather.
But where? Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth or others? Every city or place in Australia offers something different and unique.
So I started a long search trying to figure out which one would be the most suitable one for me. Online it is possible to find information but it is also important talking to people who already lived or even better who live in Australia. Thats why I contacted Go Study!
How did you hear about Go Study?
A friend of a friend suggested Go Study, an agency which supports people moving to Australia. They helped me to open a bank account, choose a school, a course, accommodation and more. Thanks to Go Study I met Francesco Dusi who talked to me about his experience and gave me important information and advice.
Eventually Melbourne was my choice. European, beautiful, considered the best city to live for 6 years in a row. Once I arrived, Go Study Melbourne Team helped me with my resume and all the first steps in Australia. I also met other people through the Go Study events.
How did you find your current position as architect?
I started to work on my resume and I selected almost 300 architectural practices. I applied for all of them once I arrive in Melbourne.
When I arrived, I also searched for a casual job in hospitality. After 2 days, I found a job in a Café. This allowed me to support myself economically (Australia is really expensive without a job) and allowed me to continue to look for architectural jobs without too much pressure.
I sent lots of applications and after only one month I had a call for an interview.
It went well and that is how it started my adventure as an Architect in Melbourne!