Australia Awards Cambodia
Postgraduate learning opportunities for
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One and a half years since I started my Australia Awards Scholarship seems like yesterday, but upon completing the journey, I feel like a different person. I’m looking forward to returning to Cambodia with new ideas and ways of thinking as a human resource practitioner.

In undertaking my Master’s degree in human resource management and industrial relations, I learnt the significance of prioritising people in decision making. I’ve come to understand how people-oriented decisions shape not only organisations but also communities and Australian society. I find myself resonating with the idea of making better decisions that involve ethics and humility.

What I’ll miss the most about Australia are the friends I’ve made during my time here. I’ve been fortunate to meet kind and inspiring people who have impacted my life and changed my way of thinking. Through the friendships I’ve made, I gained valuable knowledge and insights that made my journey a memorable one.

I’m looking forward to reuniting with my family and friends to celebrate the highest achievement I have made in my life.

Makara Sao Sum
Master of Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations,
University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Australia Awards Cambodia is managed by Tetra Tech International Development, on behalf of the Australian Government.

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