International Student & Business Administrator
Natalia is responsible for student applications, creation of Confirmation of Enrolment and liaising between students and Agents.
What Qualifications do you have?
Double Masters in Teaching and Linguistics
What did you do prior to joining SGSCC?
I worked for one of the largest energy companies of Russia as a Business Development Manager. I was responsible for the development of partnership with overseas energy companies. And one of the last projects I did attracted US$20 million investment for reconstruction of one of our company’s Thermal Power Plants within the framework of Kyoto Protocol Implementation (Green House Gasses emission reduction). Very different role to what I am doing now.
Before that I worked as a trainer at the university – one of the reasons why I am in education now.
What do you like best about working at SGSCC?
I love working with International students as they are pure inspiration to me. I know exactly how hard it is to move to another country leaving nearest and dearest behind, how hard it is to start life from scratch, how much our students have to work. But yet I see them smiling every day, no matter what.
I love my team – a group of motivated and talented people who are not just my peers, but my real friends.
And I love the fact that our College is a Community college – it means we can give back to the community and that makes our work even more rewarding.
Favourite inspirational quote?
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
- Henry D. Thoreau
This is my favorite quote for more than 10 years.