Galip Arkan - Food Production (Turkey)

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Why did you choose to complete an Internship?

After I had completed my studies I wanted to improve my skills in the field in a foreign country with a multicultural society and I believe every new working venue will help me to develop new abilities. Another reason is that nowadays most of the employers are looking for employees with strong CV and I know mine will be strengthen with this internship. 

What have you learned the most during your internship?

Australia is one of the most multicultural countries in the world. In the hotel I work there are chefs from India, Philippines, Nepal and other nationalities which gave me a chance to learn their food culture as well as the their technique. I have also learnt new cooking techniques and improved my current culinary skills.

What benefits do you feel AI contributed to your internship and time in Australia?

AI was part of the process all the time. My questions, even the most ridiculous ones, were answered by them any time I have sent them an e-mail. During my internship period the letters they sent me and the discounts which have been provided by them to certain companies made my stay more comfortable.

What advice would you give future interns?

The first month of the internship will be an adapting period with lots of homesickness. It will be better for future interns to go out, try to make new friends which will improve their view of life. For the working purposes, I would suggest them try to learn as much as they can, ask questions all the time and take notes or take photos of what they do if they are allowed to use their mobile phone. Do not think that Australia is always hot. Try to bring some winter clothes with you too.

What do you enjoy most about Australia?

I love the society of Australia. As a metropolitan city Sydney is a big city, which politeness is not expected for crowded city people. However Sydneysiders are kind really helpful to foreigners. I also like the scenic beauties of Australia with beaches, mountains are fascinating. It is easy to reach to those scenes by public transport.

Published on by Daniele L.