“Details matter, it's worth waiting to get it right.” said Steve Jobs. Attention to Detail - Is thorough in accomplishing a task with concern for all the areas involved, no matter how small. Details can also make the difference between a good internship and an outstanding one! Here are a few tips from Australian Internships on the importance of attention to details and key behaviours.
• Keep a to-do-list or checklist with all the key tasks and details you need to focus on.
• Read and review your work and emails for mistakes before sending out.
• Follow instructions and procedures to make sure all key areas are completed accurately.
• Be careful and pay special attention to all tasks that you do (even if you do them often!)
• Make sure equipment is working before it is needed in a task or project.
• ASK QUESTIONS! If in doubt ask for help or clarification on a task. Better to be sure what your requirements are from the start, rather than completing a task inaccurately.
• Eliminate every distraction possible and try to create an environment where you can create at peak performance.
• Set specific goals and review them regularly.
• Getting most important tasks done first is both the most efficient way to begin your day and a method that will encourage you to vigorously tackle other tasks.
Remember, it is better to take your time to complete a task thoroughly and accurately and avoid making mistakes!
Wednesday, August 12, 1829:
|The city of Perth, Western Australia, is founded.|
Sunday, August 21, 1842:
|Hobart Town, the second oldest town in Australia after Sydney, is proclaimed a city.|
Saturday, August 10, 1844:
|Charles Sturt sets out on his final expedition to search for an inland sea in Australia.|
Saturday, August 9, 1851:
|Gold is discovered at Sovereign Hill, near Ballarat, in Victoria.|
Saturday, August 24, 1872:
|Queensland's borders are extended to include Thursday Island and the Torres Strait islands.|
Name: Jose Luis Toledo
Field: Business (Project Management in Tourism)
Why did you choose to complete an internship?
Because work experience is always valuable, also, it is an excellent complement for the undergraduate degree once you finish university. The industry requires proficient professionals to overtake the current challenges and contribute proactively to the organisations goals.
What have you learned the most during your internship?
The main thing is about project management, try to follow deadlines and align efforts to collaborate within a team to get the projects over the line. In addition, I have acquired industry knowledge in Queensland, since I have been involved in a number of projects aim to develop capability and skills for the tourism and hospitality industry. I had such a wonderful host organisations, providing me with a valuable exposure to industry events and networking, as well as work meeting with stakeholders and the government.
What benefits do you feel AI contributed to your internship and time in Australia?
The opportunity to have this internship program, which has contributed to my professional development an added invaluable experience to my career. Also, orientation about the things you need to know in the city, visa paperwork and accommodation, for instance.
What advice would you give future interns?
Never doubt about taking an internship program, hands on experience is always valuable for the career pathway you want, this kind of opportunities always add value to your life, since you can make really good connections, you can meet nice people, moreover you can growth professionally.
What do you enjoy most about Australia? (Brisbane)
I think the city if really good in the sense of having a good weather, public transport infrastructure and everything is considerable close. The life style is nice and quiet, you can go out to places and enjoy the city in many ways, and it is nearby the coast which is a nice spot to visit and out you out of the routine for the weekend.
Name : Nathalie Ferquel – Marketing Executive
I am originally from France with a Master Degree in Management and International Business. Having completed two internships during my studies including one in Australia, I want to give international students the opportunity to benefit from Australian Internships’ services. As a previous education agent for 3 years, I have got the knowledge and understanding of the education industry. I speak three languages, French, English and Spanish and have travelled to Europe (Ireland, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium), Asia (Hong Kong, Thailand, Cambodia) and Dubai. I have also lived for several years in The Reunion Island, New Caledonia and Australia, acquiring a good understanding of the apprehensions and also benefits of travelling overseas.
How would you describe your work?
I am a Marketing Executive at Australian Internships and I love my job because I am in contact with partners and students from all over the world. My work is very diverse and challenging which is ideal for me.
What do you like the most about your work?
What I like most is being in contact with partners from different nationality/cultures. I am very passionate about the international education sector. I love to help students to achieve their dream of coming to Australia!
Your message to the interns
Having come from a French background I know the challenges faced by internationals coming to Australia. Take the opportunity to travel and make international friends. Make the most of this wonderful opportunity, as you never know when you will have the chance to live and work abroad again!
SYDNEY: INDIAN FASHION MARKET
Australia is a big cultural melting pot, and Sydney has quite a big Indian population. The Indian Fashion Market is held once a month until the end of the year. On the 6th of August, from 11am to 4pm, at Fairfield Showground, Smithfield Road, you will have the opportunity to discover artefacts from different state of India. The colourful Indian Fashion is famous for its variety of skills and styles!
More information about the event here:http://www.weekendnotes.com/indian-fashion-markets/
MELBOURNE: CARLTON FARMERS’ MARKET
What a better way to have access to fresh local products than buying them in a market! The Carlton Farmers’ market offers seasonal fruits, vegetables, eggs, nuts and cheese from Victorian farms. By doing your grocery there you are supporting the local economy, but also protecting the planet thanks to the no-plastic bag rule! Every first Saturday of the month the event is hold in the Carlton Primary School! Have a try on Saturday the 6th of August!
More information about the event here: http://www.mfm.com.au/markets/carlton-primary-school
Also known as the Royal Queensland Show, this event is one of the largest of Queensland. This year the show brings a variety of best talent, culture, produce, fun and entertainment. The first Ekka show was held in 1876 in Brisbane, and since then it keeps being celebrated every year (Except in 1919 and 1942). The modern Ekka is now all about entertainment, agriculture and education; it is a great event to appreciate the attractive feature of the countryside within the city! The event is running from the 5th of August until the 14th and is attracting people from the entire sunshine state and beyond!
More information about Ekka here: http://www.ekka.com.au/entertainment
BROOME: HORSE RACING CUP
The most spectacular Horse Race of the year is held on the 13th of August at Gantheaume Point! Broome Cup Day is one of the biggest social events of the year with people traveling from far to watch this race host in an idyllic location. Dresses or smart outfit for ladies and shirt and pants for guys will be required to attend the event!
More information about the event & price here:
See what Australia has to offer with an amazing day tour!
Fr $89 per person for adults
$145 per person for adults
Fr $194 per person for adults
Interested on any of the above tours? Click their picture for more information!
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