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 “Announcing Moving to the US for Aussies: The Book”
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 “10 Questions asked by Australians Living in New York”
From 1 July 2017, based on your worldwide income for the 2016–17 income year some Australian Expats must begin repaying their student loans.
There is naturally confusion about who has to repay and how much so here are answers to the Top Five Questions being asked by our Members.
Continue reading “Confused about the new ATO changes for Expats with Student Loans?”
Diving into the deepest end of the most shark infested pool on the planet may be no brainer when it comes to taking your career to the next level. However, without a social or professional lifeline, you are going to face some serious challenges.
The Australian Community is a 501(c)(3) public charity whose mission is to connect Australians living in the US through social, professional and charitable initiatives.
Continue reading “10 Reasons to Join The Australian Community”
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 “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 events, and expat services for their Australian employees, we have good news!
Our Corporate Membership classes promote closer engagement between sponsors and thousands of Australians in the US. We also provide bespoke in-house seminars to educate Australian employees on overcoming the challenges facing expats living in the US.
Sponsors also receive benefits including access to our private Yammer social network, professional introductions, and complimentary tickets to our member-only events. Continue reading “Announcing The Australian Community 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?”
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, 3,239 Australians obtained legal permanent residency in 2016, and another 5,609 obtained E-3 visas.
One of the main challenges facing these and thousands of Australian expats every year is how to access US credit without a US Credit Score.
The simple reality is that no credit score is almost the same as a bad credit score! Thousands of Australians who arrive in the US experience the frustration of a zero credit history. Continue reading “How our Members can quickly Access and Build US Credit – Even before they arrive in the US!”