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We hope you enjoyed your end of year celebrations and summer holidays! Our offices are back open during our standard operating hours of 8:30am – 5:30pm AEST. We are working diligently to respond to all emails received during our 2 week shut down period. If there are any urgent matters, please call us at 61 07 3305 8408, otherwise, do expect a response in the coming days!

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Australia is known for being the place to be during its summer season. There’s an endless amount of things to do here! Check out our top 10 favourite activities and adventures around Australia.

 
1) GREAT BARRIER REEF

This is an obvious one, but sometimes we need to be reminded that the Great Barrier Reef is right under our noses! Unfortunately, the Great Barrier Reef is quickly dying, so take advantage of its beauty soon.

 
2) FRASER ISLAND

The largest sand island in the world stretches over 120km. It’s filled with a vast array of activities ranging from four wheeling, snorkelling, to relaxing on the beach.

3) GREAT OCEAN ROAD

Can we just say “wow”! The Great Ocean Road tends to be cold throughout the year due to the fact that it’s on the coast and can be pretty windy. So we suggest making your way down there during the summer when you have the best chance of some warmth. Whether you do a tour or rent your own car, it’s definitely worth it and an experience of a lifetime!

4) ULURU

The famous Ayers Rock is a massive sandstone monolith in the heart of the Northern Territory. Uluru is sacred to indigenous Australians and is thought to have started forming around 550 million years ago.

5) BONDI BEACH

One of the most famous beaches in the world where several movies have been filmed. You can even make your way down the Coastal Walk to Coogee Beach.

6) WHITSUNDAYS

Whitsundays is made up of 74 gorgeous Islands. That means 74 reasons to go, right?

7) AUSTRALIA ZOO

Australia Zoo is about a 40 minute drive from Brisbane’s CBD. Australia Zoo is Steve Irwin’s Zoo. You can have the experience of a lifetime as well as honour Steve Irwin’s legacy.

8) SUNSHINE COAST

We all know the Gold Coast, but the Sunshine Coast is Queensland’s treasure. With a fraction of the amount of tourists that the Gold Coast has, the Sunshine Coast has incredible beaches like Noosa where you can enjoy swims in the Fairy Pools.

9) BLUE MOUNTAINS

Blue Mountains are amazing all year round. If you make your way to Sydney, take a 2 hour train ride (2 hours on the dot) to the Blue Mountains and relish in the views.

10) MOVIE WORLD

Warner Bros. Movie world is the only movie related park in Australia and is located in the Gold Coast. Here you can watch shows, interact with characters, and ride some awesome rides!

Go, have an amazing Australian Summer and be sure to send us pictures from your adventures!

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1 January 1856

The name change from 'Van Diemen's Land' to 'Tasmania' comes into effect.

9 January 1868

The last ship to transport convicts to Western Australia docks at Fremantle.

16 January 1793

Free settlement commences in Australia.

19 January 1887

The first express train runs between Melbourne and Adelaide as the two cities are linked by rail.

21 January 1815

Australia's first successful grape vine is planted.

26 January 1788

Today is Australia Day, commemorating the arrival of the First Fleet at Port Jackson, New South Wales.

31 January 1798

Australia's first public clock tower is completed.

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Stephania Hernandez

Age: 24

Field: Business Administration/ Project Management

Nationality: Colombian

Why did you choose to complete an internship?

For me doing an internship is the first step to be prepared for the labour market, there is no better way of learning than actually doing. Having the opportunity of being part of an international company is been very positive for my personal and professional growth, the team is very warm they had become like a second family to me, every day I learn something new from them. The internship had covered all my expectations from experience the real business environment and the knowledge I gain every, and I am so excited about what is next for my career.

What have you learned the most during your internship?

I have learned so many things it is difficult to choose just one, Panalitix exists to help professional services businesses, that means they give advisory and coaching to other firms, in that way they are always keeping an internal intellectual growth I had read 3 books since I started my internship one was “fish” which talks about how to have a positive attitude at your work and how you can help others to have a better day, the other book is called “how to win friends and influence people” and is  about how to develop lasting and better relationships, the last one I am reading is called “clockwork” this one is about how to design a business that runs by itself, so as I said the learning hasn't been focus only on one thing.

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

I loved Australian internship emails, they always sent emails with interesting information that is very useful for interns such as “common mistakes to avoid when creating your resume”  “top 5 of the places you should visit in Australia” “Avoiding flu and sickness during the winter.”

For me is amazing because that shows me they don't limit the interaction with interns until they found us a company, it shows effort in keeping the communication open.

What advice would you give to future interns?

My advice would be: have a positive attitude always, because it can be difficult at the begging to adapt yourself to a new environment, you might get homesick, but everything is an experience so try to enjoy as much as you can, don't be afraid of doing questions because your goal here is TO LEARN!

 
What do you enjoy most about Australia?

 What I like about Australia is that there is a lot to explore, many beautiful beaches, Byron Bay has been my favourite island until now, with amazing views, the gorgeous lighthouse, a great energy from the people around, and they also have one of the best beers I have ever tasted.

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Katie Missingham

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM MANAGER

Introduction

I am a keen traveller, and love change ! New life experiences are something I thrive for, as it brings me a lot of joy to constantly change my surroundings and achieve new goals. My first time overseas was when I moved to Thailand, without a clue of what it was like and who was there. I have also travelled to Vietnam and somewhat Cambodia and loved every minute of the culture. Spontaneous and dare-ish adventures are what excites me, and I’m sure there will be plenty more to come!

How would you describe your work?

My work is extremely manic yet rewarding. Finding career opportunities for up and coming student is so worthwhile, once you hear their positive feedback and delight. As I have been in the position of an intern, I understand the benefit of partaking in this practice, yet also what to expect from the end result. Using my personal experience to find students their perfect opportunity, is something I pride myself in.
 

What do you like the most about your work?

I love to see the interns joy in finding a placement. As a part of the programs management team, we don’t tend to converse with many interns personally, however I have definitely found it very useful in meeting students of late. Whilst meeting with interns, I have felt so proud to see how excited they were about their current opportunities and seeing their passion really shine through in my host reviews.


Your message to the interns?

Ask as many questions as you can. Your supervisor will love that you are interest in them, and interest in their work. Really show what YOU can provide the company, rather than expecting your host company to hand you work.

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SYDNEY Festival

 

This year’s festival features 18 world premieres and a whole swag of free events across the city.


Find more information here.

 

     

 
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Moonlight Cinemas

 

Moonlight Cinema is Australia’s favourite and largest outdoor cinema. Watch advance screenings, summer blockbusters and cult classics under the stars in one of Brisbane's most iconic inner-city green spaces all summer long.


Find more information here.

 

 

 

 

 
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South Melbourne Night Market

 

The South Melbourne Market has cemented its place in Melbourne’s history and culture over the past 150 years. The market has served as a meeting place for growers, suppliers and shoppers and with nearly 150 stalls, there is no niche unaccounted for.

Find more information here.

 

 
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Summertime Sessions in the village

The Semaphore Summer Carnival has thrill rides and amusements for the whole family. Dodgem Cars, Ali Baba, Cyclone, Hurricane, Fun Factory, Mega Bounce/Slide, Taxi Jets, Bungy Trampolines and Water Balls for walking on water.

Find more information here.

 
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Parliament House, Canberra

 

Parliament House is the meeting place of the Parliament of Australia, located in Canberra, the capital of Australia. The building was designed by Mitchell/Giurgola & Thorp Architects and opened on 9 May 1988 by Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia.

 

National Museum of Australia– Acton

 

The National Museum of Australia preserves and interprets Australia's social history, exploring the key issues, people and events that have shaped the nation. It was formally established by the National Museum of Australia Act 1980.

 
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