Since our Inception, The Australian Community has held a commemoration for the Ten Australians who perished on September 11, 2001.
On September 15, 2018 we again commemorated these fallen Australians with a flag raising ceremony at Bowling Green in NYC.
Continue reading “Commemoration for the Ten Australians of 9/11”
The challenges that face Australians living in the US are constantly evolving. Our Yammer private enterprise social network is the perfect platform to access, and share knowledge with other Australian professionals no matter where they are in the US!
The Australian Community is a 501(c)(3) registered public charity whose mission is to connect Australians through social, professional and charitable initiatives. Since its inception in 2011, we have assisted more Australians overcome the challenges of living in New York than any other public charity.
As we enter our eighth year, we are now using the lessons learned in NYC to assist Australians overcome many of the same challenges across the USA.
Continue reading “10 Reasons to Connect with our Yammer Private Enterprise Social Network”
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 EAD 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.
Members of the Australian Community have access to resources inside our Private Social Network to assist in the job hunt. They include our Employment and Mentoring Groups where they can make professional connections, access job resources and learn from the experience of other Australians.
Continue reading “Moving to the US for Aussies: Chapter 7”
Local Language 101
In 1887 Oscar Wilde wrote: “We have really everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language.” This observation is very true for Australians who move to the US.
Firstly, Americans have a very different Language of Friendship which can be puzzling to an Australian. For example when two American women first meet they may positively remark on the other’s clothing, shoes or a pocket book (hand bag) to start a conversation.
“I have that exact same Birkin. Did you buy that here or Hermès in Paris?”
This does not necessarily reflect materialism, rather Americans will lead with visual cues in an attempt to create an instant connection with the other person on a socioeconomic level.
Australians on the other hand will look for common personal interests to connect. This requires conversation, and some Americans are not so comfortable in sharing personal information with a stranger. Continue reading “Moving to the US for Aussies: Chapter 6”
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”
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!”