“Edison failed 10, 000 times before he made the electric light. Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times.” Napoleon Hill.
An internship is a journey that teaches you a lot but it appears that it can be a path full of challenge. Such challenges help you to grow both professionally and personally. These moments are what make life fascinating: without experiencing the lows, we can’t appreciate the highs.
Here are some tips for your journey:
Take a longer view: Discouragement is generally occurring as a result of a failure or when we just don’t reach our expectation. In those times, take a break and look back to all what you’ve done and how far you come from. Just by being here you achieved a lot. Most things that are worthwhile necessitate effort and time, so be patient!
Do not compare yourself to others: Everyone has their own story, creating their own strengths and sometimes weaknesses. By comparing yourself to someone else you see their victories and successes, but forget that they also have weaknesses and failure. Comparing isn’t empowering. Let yourself be inspired by others, but focus on your own path.
Change your mind: When you feel a little bit down, wind and fresh air can have a great effect on your feelings. If you feel a little discouraged, take a breath and go for a 5 min walk outside, far from what is putting you down. If the situation permits, some exercise will helps you. Hike, bike, walk, run, swim, do whatever will clear your mind!
Find someone who can help you: Being discouraged often come from a problematic situation. Solving this problem will help you to get back on a good track. Find someone able to solve the problem with you, don’t be ashamed to ask for help!
Find someone who you can help: This trick is a wonderful way to alleviate your discouragement. Helping people will make you feel useful and direct your attention to another. That will make you feel better, and will help you realize that everyone faces challenges!
New Zealand separates from New South Wales to become an independent colony
Australia and New Zealand have always had a close relationship. But for a few months in 1840–41 our connection was even closer — New Zealand was formally made an extension of the New South Wales colony.
On 1 July 1841 the islands of New Zealand were separated from the Colony of New South Wales and made a colony in their own right.
This ended more than 50 years of confusion over the relationship between the islands and the Australian colony.
Learn more here.
1. Why did you choose to complete an Internship?
An internship is the best way to improve my skills and polish my knowledge. Proceeding for my internship in a country like Australia seemed to be exciting and I swear it is. It has been more than two months and I am enjoying it so well, and when it comes to learning, I prefer a happy learning environment. I’ve got the perfect place to communicate and learn along with my mates. Internship not only feeds you with knowledge and development but it also helps in nourishing your confidence. Today I am more than satisfied with my internship programme.
2. What have you learned the most during your internship?
During these months I have been supportively looking after our lobby bar as a bar attendant and bartender where I have been more involved in making cocktails, service of alcohol, service of wine and food. It is a kind of outlet where I see myself as multi-tasking. I have been concerned about my conversations with my guests and I have seen an improvement in me. I am also responsible for opening and closing of the Dundee Arms (pub) sometimes.
3. What benefits do you feel Australia Internship contributed to your internship and time in Australia?
AI have been my backbone I must say. While I applied for the programme and since then I did not look back to anything that could bother me at all. From the very beginning of my program I have been receiving emails and calls in every time I needed their guidance. AI did every possible help they could offer me. And I'm so glad and thankful to everyone who helped me getting a better internship program here in Australia.
4. What advice would you give future interns?
All the very best and when you choose AI, you got nothing to worry. They are the perfect match to the interns looking for excellent internship programme. And you have got the best way to proceed and progress if you are under the guidance of AI.
5. What do you enjoy most about Australia?
Most? Everything here in Australia is amazing and beautiful. I love the people around me. They always seem to be happy and that makes you smile anyway. If you’re in Australia it is sure that your days will be happier and nights will be adventurous. That’s all I have to say. It is one of the most beautiful places I have seen.
I am a Brazilian Designer and have lived in Australia for 3 years. I studied a Bachelor of Industrial Design and Art & Illustrations. Before coming to Australia I used to work in an Advertising agency. During my spare time, I enjoy painting, playing the guitar, watching TV Series and spending time with friends. Recently I started an art business selling my authorial illustrations and paintings (Check them out on my Instagram @natanazolini.art).
How would you describe your work?
As a Graphic Designer, I create all sort of visual communication between AI and our Interns, Hosts and Partners. For instance, brochures, flyers, videos, banners etc. Currently, I’m developing a new Brand Identity for Australian Internships, it is very exciting!
What do you like the most about your work?
What I like the most in my work is using creativity to transmit messages and information to people. For me, Design means creating thoughtful, emotional connections between products and people. I get fascinated to work on this path. Combined to that I love the teamwork and partnership in the work environment.
Your message to the interns?
At the beginning of my career, I was also an intern and during my internship I could learn big part of what I believe and do nowadays. Yes, there will be hard times but do not be scared and try to learn as much as you can. Self-knowledge and self-assessment are very important for improvement, keep yourself always connected with your essence.
Zirk! Russia's Big Top Circus Spectacular
There's been no shortage of big tops popping up in the Entertainment Quarter in recent years, and now Zirk! will join them. It mixes traditions of Russian circus (although thankfully there are no animal acts) with contemporary spectacle. There'll be a double wheel, aerial acts, acrobatics and the terrifying-sounding 'Globe of Death'.
Find more information here.
Experience the Sunshine State on a plate at Regional Flavours, Queensland’s premier free food and wine festival.
Find more information here.
Melbourne Documentary Film Festival
The Melbourne Doc Fest has been rated as a Top 100 Film Festival on FilmFreeway and has consistently been ranked in the top 2% of the over 6,000 film festival in the world over the last 3 years.
Find more information here.
ADELAIDE BEER AND BBQ FESTIVAL 2019
Gold Coast Chinatown will come alive with Asian The biggest ever showcase of South Australian, Australian and international beer and cider in the state with 80+ exhibitors under the one roof. Together with some of South Australia's, Australia's and International best chefs cooking up a BBQ storm.
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Torquay and the Great Ocean Road
Torquay is a seaside resort town famous for its surf beaches (including Bells Beach), and birthplace of iconic brands Rip Curl and Quicksilver. If you visit during Easter you’ll be able to see some of the world’s best surfers in action at the Bells Beach Rip Curl Pro.
Grampians National Park is a nature reserve located in the Grampians region in Victoria. The park is home to a huge variety of native plants and animals, and a great venue for camping, climbing, scenic drives, bushwalks and nature study.
Watch the Penguin Parade, see sleepy koalas in their natural habitat and go to Nobbies outcrop, the viewing site for Seal Rocks, home to a large colony of Australian fur seals. Just 90 minutes from Melbourne, the Island has pristine white beaches and iconic wildlife.
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