RMIT Vietnam NewsOpen Day 2014

Open Day 2014

Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 17:32
Open Day visitors Quan Ngo (left) and Tran Nguyen
Nguyen Thai Binh high school students (from left) Vy Vu and Duy Pham
Nguyen Khuyen High School Ha Tran (far right) with her parents and younger sister
Year 12 Horizon High School students Nguyen Thanh Trung and Vu Phat Dai
Mr Nguyen Quang Huy visited RMIT Vietnam Hanoi’s Open Day with his daughter

Nearly 4500 people headed to RMIT Vietnam Saigon South on Sunday 30 March and 1800 people to RMIT Vietnam Hanoi on Sunday 6 April for the University's annual Open Day.

The Open Day's theme, 'I embrace the world from Vietnam' reflects the ability for students to receive an internationally recognised degree at a university equipped with both the global expertise and the local experience.

On the day, academic staff, alumni and volunteer students met with prospective students and their parents and spoke about the full range of academic programs on offer at RMIT Vietnam, providing an insight into the quality across the university's teaching, facilities and processes.

At RMIT Vietnam Saigon South, Visitor Quan Ngo said she came to the Open Day to experience the facilities first-hand after hearing from others already studying at the university.

"My brother is an RMIT Vietnam accountancy student and I'm hoping to join him here, also in accountancy, next semester," Ms Quan said.

High school student Vy Vu said she is considering her future study options as she approaches her final years of high school.

The year 11 student at Nguyen Thai Binh High School said she's currently looking at what's on offer across RMIT Vietnam's business program as well as looking into the university's scholarship options.

"It's a beautiful campus and I would really like to study here," Vy said.

Ha Tran came to RMIT Vietnam's Open Day with her parents, who travelled for two hours from Vung Tau City to attend on the day.

The year 11 student at Nguyen Khuyen High School said she's interested in marketing and enjoyed the opportunity at the Open Day to learn more about the program and meet with the academic staff.

"My family and I were very impressed with the university's facilities and its buildings," Ha said.

At RMIT Vietnam Hanoi, Horizon International Bilingual High School student Nguyen Thanh Trung said he was interested in the university after hearing good things about it from his friends.

"I also like the option to receive an international degree while living with my family here in Hanoi," Trung said.

"But then there's the flexibility to experience life abroad for a semester at RMIT in Melbourne."

Trung and fellow year 12 student Vu Phat Dai were looking at options within RMIT Vietnam's business program.

Nguyen Quang Huy came to the RMIT Vietnam Hanoi open day with his daughter, who is currently in year 11 at Nguyen Binh Khiem High School.

Mr Huy said RMIT Vietnam is an appealing option for his daughter to receive an international education in Vietnam.

"As a family, we would like to continue my daughter's international education from her secondary schooling through to her university education," Mr Huy said.

"Equally as important are the programs and job prospects and we believe RMIT Vietnam's business program is a good choice."

RMIT Vietnam President Professor Gael McDonald said the Open Day aimed to answer any questions future students and their families and friends may have about studying at the university.

"Open Day is about showcasing the reasons why students want to study at RMIT Vietnam, which include receiving an internationally recognised degree, accessing local and international industry connections and benefitting from the global expertise of our teaching team," Professor McDonald said.

"With employees from more than 25 countries around the world, we create a dynamic environment for the delivery of an internationally accredited education at an English speaking campus."

Professor McDonald said students benefit from the university's strong links with industry leaders across Vietnam, which can lead to internship opportunities as well as graduate employment.

"Our teaching teams are equipped with PhD and Master degrees as well as global industry experience," Professor McDonald said.

"They're passionate about teaching and developing the skills and knowledge needed for a successful career."

RMIT Vietnam has a high record of graduate employability with the majority of its graduates in full-time employment within a few months after graduation with the rest either creating their own business or pursuing a higher degree.