Our Purpose

I Support Migration

Our Vision: Become a leading global platform that helps you settle into a new country.

Connections Australia: a leading data-driven digital platform
that connects New Australians with their new life

Our purpose is to create a one stop, multilingual, technology platform that supports all new Australians of any background in settling into their new home, Australia.

Connections is Australia’s fastest growing data driven platform that connects new Australians to their new life. Our core proposition is to develop technology that drives positive social change, using ‘Tech for Good’.

We do this by connecting new Australians and employers to facilitate migrant employment, and publishing interactive guides to help migrants settle into Australia. Connections also helps migrants find their ethnic or like-minded communities through sophisticated demographic data, providing a geographical-aware listing of continually updating community, cultural and sporting events to foster social cohesion.

We strive to build fruitful relationships for migrants that enable them to participate wholeheartedly in all that our country has to offer. With this intent, we focus on bringing about greater inclusion and social equity in the workforce and community.

We All Have Stories To Tell

Connections Ambassador: Francis Deng

Rebuilding my life as a survivor of war

Francis Deng lost his family and home to violence and conflict in Sudan.The aspiring writer retells his journey of hope, opportunity and belonging as a refugee

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Aydin

Aydin

To all migrants like me: have hope, always

In Iran, I worked for the biggest and most famous companies. In Australia, I had been looking for a job for almost 1 and a half years. Over this time I struggled with many different things, including social anxiety. I have had to visit doctors, GPs, and psychologists to help me through this problem.

In my first month in Australia, I was interviewed and made the 4th and final stage. They chose not to proceed with me in the end.

My next opportunity came months later, and everything seemed fine. Until 10 minutes into the interview, I could no longer find my words. I was numb. In shock. Questions were not difficult but I couldn’t speak any answers. I felt like I had hit rock bottom. Then, I met Rinku and Connections. I was matched with my now employer and went through a staged interview process. When I found out I landed the role, I can’t explain my happiness. It was beyond happiness for me and my wife.

To all migrants like me: have hope, always!

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Kshitiz

Kshitiz

Fortunately, I got a job at the end of December and things are better for me now.

I came to Australia in August 2016 on Permanent residency visa. I got my visa in 3 months time considered my points were relatively higher compared to others in my Business Analyst occupation. Being an engineer and an MBA, I thought getting a job would not be that hard. But I was wrong. I brought with me my lifetime of savings to last for 5-6 months believing I will definitely get a job by then. It was a bold move as migrating to a country, leaving behind your own, is not an easy decision.

Initially, I came alone and was sharing a room with another person. The rent was pretty expensive and hence I had to cut down on my food. The first month I tried to contact all the recruiters, forwarded my CV to them and request them to at least meet me face to face to get a better understanding of my skills. Unfortunately, it was all in vain. I then broaden my search and started applying to other cities in Australia. 2 months had already passed and I did not get a single interview call. Pressure was building on me but I did not lose hope.

After 2 months, few recruiters started calling me back but due to no local experience, they were unable to place me for an interview. The holiday season was approaching and still, I was not able to secure a job. In the month of December, I received few interview calls and cleared 2 of them. I started thinking things are improving and my stars are in right order. Unfortunately, due to the holiday season, they did not offer me a role. They asked me to wait till the start of 2017. I was again without a job. I clearly understood it is not at all easy to get a job in Australia as I had thought before. It’s a different market altogether. It’s tough for immigrants to secure a role, as you don’t have a clue where to start, whom to contact, whom to meet, etc.

Fortunately, I got a job at the end of December and things are better for me now.

Read More

Arjun

Arjun

Hard work without any direction is wasted effort, and I met someone who helped me channel my energy into the right path.

Of the various disciplines in the world, engineering continues to propel the growth of mankind. It was with this belief that I pursued that I chose I.T. and I felt the dream coming true after college, as I was hired by one of the top IT companies in India through placements.

After 3 years of some exceptional highs and low lows, I decided to quit my rather cushioned position in hopes of boosting my career and decided to pursue my masters in Australia. Unfortunately, within a few months of being in Sydney, it was clear to me that I had taken a huge gamble with my life. Life as a student in a foreign land comes with enormous challenges. Coming from a stable job, the rising tuition costs and fees, I found it hard to make
ends meet. From waiting tables to hous ecleaning, I took up a broad spectrum of part time jobs, working nights and days to scrape through paying for my rent and meals. Balancing studies was hard and my grades suffered. Even though I was living in the most beautiful cities of the world, there was never a day where I could just stop and stare at the world pass by.

Graduation came in later than expected but I was nevertheless pumped up and excited for returning to the professional world. I was hoping to repeat the success of my bachelors and find a brand I could continue my
professional life with here in Australia. However, between the glossy brochures and neatly structured pamphlets, right below the dotted line were the words that every international student dreaded. Opportunities were negligible
for those without a PR and the rare gems that opened their doors to students like me demanded local experience. I was in a Catch 22 as with a one year accelerated Master’s program I had not accrued enough points yet to be eligible for a permanent residency. Weeks and months passed by and the piling number of rejections assured me that my dreams were about to crash.

Being crippled by depression I went to India with no hope of ever coming back. After a few weeks, the pressure from family and friends to apply for jobs in India grew. The belief that the foreign degree with no experience was not going to help me push any ranks in the highly competitive IT world in India and that if were to choose to stay in India, I would have to start exactly where I had left of, knowing that my colleagues are now 3 years ahead of me in the game. Negative thoughts can rid the mind of off hope and after fighting these demons for a long time I decided to give it one last chance.So I returned to Sydney, I woke up every day like it’s a workday. I grabbed any open spot I could, the library or a coffee shop. I worked for 8 hours daily on my laptop enhancing my skills, studying harder to crack a higher score in IELTS and applying for jobs. Hard work without any direction is wasted effort, and I met someone who helped me channel my energy into the right path. Connections Australia, is one such venture that brings the careers to the people seeking them, through the ease of technology. When being constantly
faced with shut doors and feeling lost in the T&C of the procedure driven job market; Connections Australia can help cut the middlemen out and bring the people to the forefront

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Social Impact

We believe in using technology to make a difference. That means making innovation the heart of everything that we do to drive cultural integration. As a digital settlement platform, we’re committed to bridge the gap between technology and culture now and in the future. That’s why we’re making it our responsibility to make sure that equal opportunities and accessible services are afforded for all New Australians.

Social Impact

We believe in using technology to make a difference. That means making innovation the heart of everything that we do to drive cultural integration. As a digital settlement platform, we’re committed to bridge the gap between technology and culture now and in the future. That’s why we’re making it our responsibility to make sure that equal opportunities and accessible services are afforded for all New Australians.

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Aydin

To all migrants like me: have hope, always

In Iran, I worked for the biggest and most famous companies. In Australia, I had been looking for a job for almost 1 and a half years. Over this time I struggled with many different things, including social anxiety. I have had to visit doctors, GPs, and psychologists to help me through this problem.

In my first month in Australia, I was interviewed and made the 4th and final stage. They chose not to proceed with me in the end.

My next opportunity came months later, and everything seemed fine. Until 10 minutes into the interview, I could no longer find my words. I was numb. In shock. Questions were not difficult but I couldn’t speak any answers. I felt like I had hit rock bottom. Then, I met Rinku and Connections. I was matched with my now employer and went through a staged interview process. When I found out I landed the role, I can’t explain my happiness. It was beyond happiness for me and my wife.

To all migrants like me: have hope, always!

Kshitiz

Fortunately, I got a job at the end of December and things are better for me now.

I came to Australia in August 2016 on Permanent residency visa. I got my visa in 3 months time considered my points were relatively higher compared to others in my Business Analyst occupation. Being an engineer and an MBA, I thought getting a job would not be that hard. But I was wrong. I brought with me my lifetime of savings to last for 5-6 months believing I will definitely get a job by then. It was a bold move as migrating to a country, leaving behind your own, is not an easy decision.

Initially, I came alone and was sharing a room with another person. The rent was pretty expensive and hence I had to cut down on my food. The first month I tried to contact all the recruiters, forwarded my CV to them and request them to at least meet me face to face to get a better understanding of my skills. Unfortunately, it was all in vain. I then broaden my search and started applying to other cities in Australia. 2 months had already passed and I did not get a single interview call. Pressure was building on me but I did not lose hope.

After 2 months, few recruiters started calling me back but due to no local experience, they were unable to place me for an interview. The holiday season was approaching and still, I was not able to secure a job. In the month of December, I received few interview calls and cleared 2 of them. I started thinking things are improving and my stars are in right order. Unfortunately, due to the holiday season, they did not offer me a role. They asked me to wait till the start of 2017. I was again without a job. I clearly understood it is not at all easy to get a job in Australia as I had thought before. It’s a different market altogether. It’s tough for immigrants to secure a role, as you don’t have a clue where to start, whom to contact, whom to meet, etc.

Fortunately, I got a job at the end of December and things are better for me now.

Arjun

Hard work without any direction is wasted effort, and I met someone who helped me channel my energy into the right path.

Of the various disciplines in the world, engineering continues to propel the growth of mankind. It was with this belief that I pursued that I chose I.T. and I felt the dream coming true after college, as I was hired by one of the top IT companies in India through placements.

After 3 years of some exceptional highs and low lows, I decided to quit my rather cushioned position in hopes of boosting my career and decided to pursue my masters in Australia. Unfortunately, within a few months of being in Sydney, it was clear to me that I had taken a huge gamble with my life. Life as a student in a foreign land comes with enormous challenges. Coming from a stable job, the rising tuition costs and fees, I found it hard to make
ends meet. From waiting tables to hous ecleaning, I took up a broad spectrum of part time jobs, working nights and days to scrape through paying for my rent and meals. Balancing studies was hard and my grades suffered. Even though I was living in the most beautiful cities of the world, there was never a day where I could just stop and stare at the world pass by.

Graduation came in later than expected but I was nevertheless pumped up and excited for returning to the professional world. I was hoping to repeat the success of my bachelors and find a brand I could continue my
professional life with here in Australia. However, between the glossy brochures and neatly structured pamphlets, right below the dotted line were the words that every international student dreaded. Opportunities were negligible
for those without a PR and the rare gems that opened their doors to students like me demanded local experience. I was in a Catch 22 as with a one year accelerated Master’s program I had not accrued enough points yet to be eligible for a permanent residency. Weeks and months passed by and the piling number of rejections assured me that my dreams were about to crash.

Being crippled by depression I went to India with no hope of ever coming back. After a few weeks, the pressure from family and friends to apply for jobs in India grew. The belief that the foreign degree with no experience was not going to help me push any ranks in the highly competitive IT world in India and that if were to choose to stay in India, I would have to start exactly where I had left of, knowing that my colleagues are now 3 years ahead of me in the game. Negative thoughts can rid the mind of off hope and after fighting these demons for a long time I decided to give it one last chance.So I returned to Sydney, I woke up every day like it’s a workday. I grabbed any open spot I could, the library or a coffee shop. I worked for 8 hours daily on my laptop enhancing my skills, studying harder to crack a higher score in IELTS and applying for jobs. Hard work without any direction is wasted effort, and I met someone who helped me channel my energy into the right path. Connections Australia, is one such venture that brings the careers to the people seeking them, through the ease of technology. When being constantly
faced with shut doors and feeling lost in the T&C of the procedure driven job market; Connections Australia can help cut the middlemen out and bring the people to the forefront