Powered by Microsoft Yammer, The Australian Community has built the largest private Australian knowledgebase in the United States. It connects 1,000 of our members through more than two dozen groups; from Tax, Visas, Employment NYC Networking, to NYC Social, Sports, Food and Coffee!
Our social gatherings and professional networking events are an opportunity for Australians to meet in New York and share their experience.
Aussies are a very social species, so any organization that fails to engage Australians outside of social media is not truly catering to its members' needs; especially in NYC.
Our Employment and Mentoring Groups inside our private social network assist Australians living in New York who are looking to kick their career into high gear by connecting with recruiters, business owners and thought leaders.
It's no secret that moving up the corporate ladder in the US is 50% what you know and 50% who you know.
Members of The Australian Community transfer millions of dollars every year for business and personal needs. Based on this volume, a preferred rate on International wire transfers has been negotiated with OFX.
If there is a better Foreign Exchange rate out there, we have not seen it!
One of the main challenges facing thousands of Australians moving to the US is how to access US credit, and begin to build a US Credit Score.
The Australian Community has introduced a program where Aussies can quickly access and build US credit; even before they arrive in the US!
As a 501(c)(3) Public Charity, The Australian Community supports other charitable organizations who are aligned with the philanthropic nature of Australians. Our annual #KoalaGiving fundraiser is an example of how our members are giving back to the broader community.
All Australian expats living and working in the US face similar challenges. By capturing and sharing the knowledge of how to overcome these expat challenges, our members can quickly help other Aussies minimize the impact of living and working in the United States.
This "Spirit of Mateship" is core to our culture, and fuels the volunteerism of our organization.
Diving into the deep end of the pool may be no brainer when it comes to Aussies taking their career to the next level. However, without a social or professional lifeline in the US, you are going to face some serious challenges.