After a very positive response following a series of articles featuring Aussie Cafés in NYC, we will be posting a series featuring Australian small businesses operating in New York.
We want our readers to learn about these businesses, where they are located, as well as share the personal stories of their owners.
We spoke with Wade Helliwell, the 6’11’ Australian professional Basketball player at his studio Sweat Yoga in New York City. Continue reading “Aussie Businesses in NYC – and where to find them!”
The fact is that finding work in one of the most competitive cities on the planet is going to be a challenge for most Australians.
Landing in a US city with a freshly minted J-1 or Green Card is only a ticket to the big league. If you go into the game without understanding the rules or having a game plan, you will quickly start to accumulate some very unnecessary scar tissue.
Continue reading “Top 10 Tips for Australian Job Seekers in New York”
If you look at any successful organization, at its core you will find the company handbook. It details policies and procedures for any new employee joining the company, and is the culmination of years corporate knowledge captured within the organization – So why not have a instruction manual for Australian expats moving to the US?
Have you ever wondered if USCIS handed out a book to anyone arriving in the US on a work visa on all of the traps for young players, how much of an asset it would be?
Well, wonder no more because The Australian Community is producing a book “Moving to the US for Aussies” Continue reading “Moving to the US for Aussies: The Book”
There has been a great deal of chatter on social media that if you are an Aussie professional worker, then the streets of New York are paved with gold. The Department of Homeland Security’s latest data is separating fact from fiction.
Ask any Aussie visiting New York and they will tell you that NYC is one of the most “Australian Friendly” cities in the World.
You can now buy a flat white coffee on nearly every corner, Tim Tams are sold in Target, and you can have a meat pie delivered to your door. For the cost of a subway ride you can access more than two dozen Australian establishments serving everything from Barramundi to Vegemite on toast.
Most people attribute the “Australian invasion” to the E-3 visa, however the most recent data from the Department of Homeland Security is telling us that this is nothing more than a myth. Continue reading “How many Australians are living in New York? V2.0”
On Wednesday June 14, 2017 The Australian Community held a private networking event at Bluestone Lane’s DUMBO location in New York to record a video of the Top 10 Questions asked of The Australian Community.
Some of the answers captured in the thirty minute video revealed a number of common mistakes (and incorrect assumptions) made by Australian expats living in New York and the broader US. Continue reading “The Top 10 Questions asked by Australians Living in New York”
We have a new Website!
The new website (as you can see) is built on WordPress as it is better aligned with our technology roadmap for distributing Public content.
Over the past six years, we have published dozens of articles, and taken hundreds of pictures going back to January of 2012!
As there are literally dozens of writers in the Community who would like to contribute features and articles, this new platform will facilitate a greater engagement for members wishing to contribute social and professional content.
Continue reading “June Newsletter”
Finding better ways to connect Australians living in the US is core to our Mission. Therefore, we are very pleased to announce our latest initiative: The Australian Community Mentoring Initiative.
The Australian Community already has programs to assist our members with overcoming many of the challenges of living in the US. The Australian Community Mentoring Initiative is the next step in assisting our members accelerate their careers to the next level.
Continue reading “Announcing The Australian Community Mentoring Initiative”
Since the new Administration has signaled sweeping changes to the US’s policy on immigration, The Australian Community has been approached by many of its members who are concerned that the E3 visa may be abolished.
Clearly they are concerned about the potential economic and social impact that this will have on thousands of Australians living and working in the US.
Continue reading “Top 5 reasons why the E3 visa is not going away anytime soon.”
In response to companies wishing to better connect with The Australian Community’s professional membership, we have good news!
Our Corporate Membership class promotes closer engagement between sponsors and thousands of Australians in the US.
Continue reading “The Australian Community now offers Corporate Sponsorships!”
When Catherine Jackson moved to NYC, the need to remember great places, and constant requests from friends for recommendations on places to go, gave her the inspiration for her App: MyFavePlaces.
We sat down with Catherine over a a flat white and asked her to share her story. Continue reading “Australians in Startups: Catherine Jackson”
Sleepless nights as an advertising executive would lead Brett Howlett not to the medicine cabinet but to founding his own company, You Are What You Sleep.
While Brett’s e-commerce business model is thoroughly modern, the company has deep roots in Australia’s heritage as a wool-growing nation.
Continue reading “Australians in Startups: Brett Howlett”
When educator Cara Zelas and her husband got a dog for the first time, they expected companionship and love. What they couldn’t have predicted was that Little Dude would put Cara on the path to entrepreneurship.
Based on Little Dude’s work as a therapy dog in New York City, Cara has developed a six-book series and literacy based curriculum that teaches children 3 to 7 years of age about kindness, manners, feelings, empathy, respect, and courage.
Continue reading “Australians in Startups: Cara Zelas”
Around the world, governments are struggling to pay for the building or repair of essential infrastructure such as bridges, roads, and airports. Yet there is no easy way for investors to find and analyze all the opportunities to fund such projects.
Neil Smith aims to change that. His startup, Infraccess, will use big data technology to gather all the information about infrastructure projects from across the internet and deliver it to investors at one website.
Continue reading “Australians in Startups: Neil Smith”
If you are not familiar with Shark Tank, the TV show features Entrepreneurs pitching highly successful business owners on why they should invest in their company.
Theoretically speaking, if you could successfully pitch the Sharks on the value proposition of our organization to Australian Ex-pats, then attracting new members to join The Australian Community should be a no-brainer.
Continue reading “What would happen if The Australian Community appeared on Shark Tank?”
So you read on social media that the E-3 makes finding work in the US a breeze: Time for a reality check!
In June 2015 we first published data on the number of Australians working in the US on non-immigrant visas including the E-3.
Continue reading “Exposing E-3 Myths in Social Media”
It was a packed house with members attending an exclusive networking event and private shopping experience at Microsoft’s Flagship Store on Fifth Avenue.
In January 2016, The Australian Community officially launched its Private Enterprise Social Network powered by Yammer at the Microsoft Store. Since then, our Yammer Network has grown to the largest Australian private network in North America and contains a searchable knowledgebase built on the experiences of over 5,000 members who have connected with our organization since 2011.
Continue reading “Our first networking event of 2017 included a private shopping experience on Fifth Avenue, NYC!”
According to the latest US Department of Homeland Security statistics, 3034 Australians obtained legal permanent residency in 2015, and another 5,527 obtained E3 visas.
One of the main challenges facing these and thousands of Australian expats every year is how to access US credit and begin to build a US Credit Score.
Continue reading “How our Members can quickly Access and Build US Credit – Even before they arrive in the US!”
If you are a Member in New York and you are seeking full time employment, we may have good news!
If you are not a member of The Australian Community, you can click here to learn more about our member services.
Continue reading “Connect with our Community Job Fair in NYC!”