Muhammad Reefath Rahman - “That Winning Feeling”

Muhammad Reefath Rahman

An enthusiastic, proactive and a highly adaptable digital marketer and administrator committed to professional development. I am studying Bachelor of Business (Marketing) at the University of South Australia and pride myself as a resourceful, flexible, innovative, and creative individual who possesses a considerable amount of knowledge regarding digital marketing, advertising, brand management and market analysis.

The feeling of winning the Study Adelaide Entrepreneurship & Innovation Award

Hi and welcome to my blog. I would like to start this blog by sharing some good news with you. I am delighted and pleased to announce that, I Muhammad Reefath Rahman am the winner of the “Study Adelaide Entrepreneurship & Innovation Award" (International Student Awards 2016).

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Receiving my Study Adelaide Award

But how did I come to win this award? Let me tell you a bit about myself and my journey as an international student at the University of South Australia and living in Adelaide.

Currently, I am in the final year of my Bachelor of Business (Marketing) at the University of South Australia. I am also the

At the University of South Australia. As you can see, life is busy.

The Event Day

Study Adelaide is a government organisation committed to helping students make the most of their study experience in Adelaide and this includes celebrating their achievements. Study Adelaide recently held the sixth annual International Student Awards with His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, Governor of South Australia, presenting the awards to the worthy recipients in the grounds of Government House on Friday 28th October. The event was organised for both the Governor's Farewell (to congratulate and farewell all international students who have completed their studies) and to announce the 2016 International Student Awards.

Around 3:30pm I arrived at the Adelaide Government House Gate along with all the invited international students. I had a chat with the other international students before we walked in. We all were every excited to see the Governor’s House and being part of this amazing end of the year student engagement event.

The award ceremony took place in the gardens of the Adelaide Government House inside a large air conditioned marquee. Luckily the weather was fantastic on the day, not too hot not too cold, perfect for an outdoor event. Later around 5:00 pm the Governor delivered an excellent inspirational speech and congratulated all the international students studying in Adelaide.

Then the announcements started one by one for the most deserved students. Two awards were presented for each category – one for outstanding achievement to the category winner and a highly commended award to the runner-up. One student was also chosen as International Student of the Year and was awarded to the most outstanding student from across all category winners.

Later there was a group photo of all the award winners with His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, Governor of South Australia. Then the party started! Everyone took photos of their friends and family and met with the other winners.

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Group photo of the award winners

The Feeling

When the MC announced my name “Muhammad Reefath Rahman, from Bangladesh, studying at the University of South Australia is the winner of the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Award,” I felt like I was in heaven. It was the moment I was waiting for all year. I have won many awards, but this was special. Very very special!  It was one of the proudest moment of my life.

I felt grateful because I won the award as both a student and staff member of the University of South Australia, competing with Adelaide University and Flinders University. I was happy because I could bring this award to the University of South Australia and represent my university in the state competition.

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Collecting my award for Entrepreneurship/Innovation

A big thank you, to you and all the tutors and staffs, who have provided me guidance and support in various university projects. I am thankful and appreciate the motivations and guidance all the way. And special thanks to the Global Digital Recruitment Team (GDR) of UniSA International of the University of South Australia for giving me an opportunity to be a part-time staff as an International Project Assistant.

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