Posted: January 16, 2018

     Sofia Mae Sabas, Information Technology student of Arellano University (AU) graduated and was awarded the University Medal at the Federation University (FedUni) , located in Victoria, Australia. She studied for two years at the School of Computer Science of AU and in 2014 and transferred to FedUni through the articulation agreement between the two universities, wherein a computer science student may study at AU in the field of Information Technology for two years , transfer to FedUni and earn an Australian bachelor’s degree and diploma . Earlier on, Sofia Mae was also recognized by the Golden Key Society of Australia.

     She took her internship at the IBM, located at the FedUni Technology Park and was accepted in the “Earn as You Learn” (EAYL) program of the company. In one of her fb messages, she has this to say, “IBM scholarship definitely helped me a lot throughout my stay in Fed Uni / Australia. I was able to pay for my own tuition and living fees without the help of my parents after I started my internship.” She hopes to get a job at IBM now that she has graduated.

     Sofia Mae is the second AU student to study at FedUni . Jes Miguel Cantos was the first; he graduated at FedUni in 2016 and is now working in Australia. Another AU student is currently studying at FedUni , Joshua Anne Baldos, who enrolled in the university in February, 2017.


The Journey . Top photo shoes Sophia Mae Sabas on her arrival at FedUni in 2014 and lower photo, her graduation from the university.

A Precious Moment. Sophia Mae receiving her diploma during her graduation, top photo , and bottom photo , with her family who flew to Australia to share this moment.

From the Philippines to Australia. Top photo shows Sophia Mae with her classmates in her IT class at Arellano University, Philippines and bottom photo shows her on her first visit to IBM located at the FedUni Technology Park in Victoria , Australia.