As the end of the year is fast approaching, a lot of organisations start preparing for their 2018 intakes. Although Immediate Start positions are still available - especially in the fields of Marketing, Accounting, Business Administration and Human Resources (please, find more about those opportunities here: http://www.internships.com.au/vacancies , we understand that a lot of students are already starting to plan their schedules for next year – especially if internships are a part of their university curriculum and are required for academic credit. To avoid disappointment, please keep in mind our lead time (up to 4 months for professional program and up to 6 months for hospitality) to ensure there is sufficient time to organize the paperwork, check eligibility and apply for the program.
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Buchi Christopher Okafor- Human Resources
Name: Buchi Christopher Okafor
Field: Human Resources
Why did you decide to do your internship in Australia?
ravelling is like a passion to me, I spent 5 years studying in Asia, Thailand to be precise, where I obtained both my bachelors and master’s degree in human resources. As Thailand was my dream country in Asia, so also Australia is my dream country in Australian continent. I naturally like Australia and it is very tough for me to explain why I admire the country so much. If I’m asked to go on with the explanation, I will categorically say that I opted for an internship in Australia because the nation is a hub for foreign and multinational companies. It’s also a country with nice environment where one can’t be denied his fundamental human right.
What made this experience unique and special?
More importantly, my experience is special for me because I see the opportunity of doing my training here to be a thing of privilege. In addition to this, the experience I am gaining from this internship is more than enough to say how special I am because there is nothing more special than converting a theoretical knowledge into practical.
How has this experience impacted your future?
I do believe that this internship program has a great impact for my future career due to the fact that it offers me a real-life opportunity to execute any human resources or business-related task in any company.
What was the highlight of your experience?
It is hard to elaborate all my duties here but the few I can think about are: handling and managing full recruitment and selection processes, conducting human resources induction programs, managing and assisting in learning and development, helping in employee relation matters, offering work health and safety programs and above all, handling all administrative or administrative related duties.
What advice you would offer someone considering interning abroad in Australia?
My advice would probably sound very straightforward but to my mind being proactive is the best thing you can do. Be open to new experience, embrace the change and don't be afraid to make mistakes, because this is the most efficient way to learn.
Ania Preston – marketing executive
Originally from Poland, I came to Australia in 2009 and started working at Australian Internships the same year. I also lived in London for 5 years – started as an intern, which then turned to a long lasting position. Therefore, I believe I am well equipped by my own experiences to be able to advise international students on internship opportunities, career development and living abroad.
How would you describe your work?
As a Marketing Team member, my main job is to develop and maintain business partnerships. I also talk to a lot of young professionals interested in coming to Australia. I communicate with a wide range of people from across the globe. It is fascinating and very rewarding. My job is very diverse and interesting. I deal with international students, educational providers, agents and universities in Australia and all over the world.
What do you like the most about your work?
International Education and Travelling are my passion. It is such a fantastic industry to work in. I love dealing with young professionals from different cultures. Being an international myself and starting my own career as an intern, I know how challenging it can be to leave home and start your life overseas. Helping young professionals, providing them with opportunity, assisting them in making their dreams come true is what I love about my job – what is there not to like?
Your message to the interns?
Embrace this opportunity – this is a one in a life time chance! Not only you are growing professionally and becoming an expert in your field but you are doing it in the best country in the world. In your internship, give it your all, always stay positive, don’t be scared to ask questions and try new things. This is why you are here – to experience something new and something different that will make you grow and will help you mature. Living overseas really teaches you a lot about yourself. Make it the best lesson you can.
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