Tech anti-gambling experience levels up global career for CQU Project Management student

24 August 2022

A Victorian project connecting international students with export businesses is helping boost global careers and growing international opportunities for industry too.

CQUniversity Master of Project Management student Akanksha Kaushik recently completed her experience with Melbourne-based tech business GamBlock' as part of the Global Victoria Intellect Program' through Study Melbourne.

The experienced engineer and project manager was one of eight CQU Melbourne students to be selected for the new initiative.

She said the career-building experience connected her with new processes and opportunities' as well as insight into emerging trends in technology.

"Students from different disciplines and universities came together and got to work collectively to a common goal' in a way that has an actual benefit for the organisation'" Akanksha said.

"I enjoyed getting in touch with the real-life problems' as well as client interaction' teamwork and how professionally it teaches you to work with different minds."

GamBlock produces software to block access to online gambling' and Akanksha said she learned a lot about how online gambling addiction was impacting lives' and emerging safeguards to prevent the habit.

Originally from India' Akanksha has a Bachelor of Technology specialising in Electronics and Communication Engineering' and an MBA.

The energetic graduate worked across several projects in the United Arab Emirates' and moved to Melbourne in 2022 to take on her latest degree.

She said the Master of Project Management is a practical way to build on her career experience.

"The course is designed to be very realistic and market driven - I enjoy tackling real-life problems in group projects'" she said.

A driven team-player and problem-solver' Akanksha is looking forward to growing her project management in Australia after she graduates from CQUniversity.

The Global Victoria Intellect Program (GVIP) is a two-week program providing Victorian export businesses with an invaluable opportunity to gain market research intelligence from student teams from across Victorian universities.