Yanling - Accounting (Chinese)

Why did you decide to do your internship in Australia?

After graduating from QUT, I struggled to find a suitable job because I lack relevant experience in this field.  I was advised to join the Australian internship program by my friends. They shared their experience in AI with me, and they successfully secure satisfactory positions in Australian firms with the help of AI.

What made this experience unique and special?

This unforgettable experience provided me with a big picture of the operation of an accounting firm. Not only did I gain the experience on working with professionals, but I also gained a full understanding of the Australian firm’s culture and how different departments interconnect with each other. I am enjoying the work with my supervisor and colleague in the dynamic working environment.

How has this experience impacted your future?

This experience has given me opportunities to obtain professional guidelines in the field of accounting and be familiar with the Australian labor procedures. After my internship, my host organization offered me a job in its finance team. 

What was the highlight of your experience?

This experience allowed me to apply my theoretical knowledge and accounting-related capability to the real word. During my internship, I built close working relationship with my colleagues and developed my teamwork and communication, time management, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. 

What advice you would offer someone considering interning abroad in Australia?

My number one advice is that you should always try to build an effective channel of communication with your supervisors. They need to know what you are working on and what you are capable of, while you also need to understand clearly what they expect from you. If you have doubts or concerns, please take it to your supervisor only after you did your best to resolve them.

Published on by Adele Pareige.