Studying in Queensland, Australia, was the launchpad Tony Geng needed for a career in business innovation in Shanghai. He studied the Master of Sustainable Energy at The University of Queensland (UQ).
What are you doing now in your career?
I’m working in the Business Innovation Department at Shanghai Environment and Energy Exchange. I’m also looking forward to applying for a Ph.D. degree someday in the future.
How has your experience in Queensland helped you with your career?
Having a Masters degree is a basic requirement for employment in Shanghai’s major companies.
Why and how did you decide on Queensland for your studies?
I chose the University of Queensland (UQ) as I believe UQ is the most caring university in Australia. I applied to several universities in Australia but UQ was the most receptive. UQ finished my application process within five working days and made several international phone calls to enquire about my status and decision. Professor Peta Ashworth also held an information session via Zoom to answer all the questions I had before arrival. So, I was touched by these services.
What was the highlight of your experience living in Queensland?
Being part of the MSE (UQ’s Master of Sustainable Energy), finishing the reports, and traveling with friends to Cairns. I had one of the best years during my study at UQ. I especially enjoyed the honesty, unadorned simpleness and love within the city of Brisbane.
What career-advice would you give to future students thinking about studying in Queensland?
It is important to know your purpose of studying in Queensland. Is your purpose to find a job in Australia? (Then it would take at least 2 years of course work); Is your purpose to pursue a Ph.D. in the future? (Then, a professional project or a thesis must be a requirement). It is important to be very clear on the purpose of studying in Australia.
What's the easiest way to develop a social-life in Queensland?
First, develop an inner circle. The inner circle includes the most crucial relationships we have. The inner circle can be classmates, teaching assistants and professors, since they have the important information regarding our academic lives and other future plans. Then, you can expand your social-life to on-campus clubs.