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A good first impression can have a lasting effect on your reputation in the workplace. Here are some tips for you to make the right impression when you start your internship in Australia.
 

1. Preparation is Key

Internet is a powerful tool – so use it! Familiarise yourself with the company’s client base and services. Check the staff profiles if there are any, it will help you remember faces, names, and if you can find some background information such as where they studied or where they are from.
 

2. Come with the Right Attitude

Being perceived as a positive and enthusiastic person can make a big difference in how approachable you seem to your new colleagues. They will be more likely to help you settle into your new role if you appear to be enthusiastic about learning, appreciative of help, and open minded to information.
 

3. Punctuality

You need to show that your internship is a priority in your life; your internship will not seem like a priority if you arrive right on time or late. Try to allow more time for your commute in your first week; if you turn up too early, you could sit down for a coffee at a café nearby. There is nothing worse than turning up late to a new job / internship or arriving just on time. It is better to arrive looking calm and competent rather than flustered from arriving late.

 

4. Dress Code

If you want to play the part, the first step is to look the part. If you appear to be competent in dressing appropriately and maintaining your personal grooming , you will then get a better first impression. Initially it can take a while to adapt to a new dressing code, but playing it safe and overdressing rather than underdressing is preferable. As you are still getting used to the requirements of your role it is better to be prepared for the unexpected such as meetings with clients.

 

5. Ask questions

No one expects you to start an internship knowing everything about the company and role. Taking plenty of notes and clarifying questions when you are starting can make a world of difference. It will allow you to avoid asking questions twice. Making assumptions on how to perform tasks can backfire and waste time. Do not forget to say thank you when someone helps you, if they know their help is appreciated they will be more enthusiastic to help you again.

 

6. Get to know the people around you

Getting to know the people you work with will not only make your work more enjoyable but also allow you to build your network and communicate effectively with your colleagues. Try to show interest in you colleagues and make some small talk. If the opportunity arises to participate in after work social events make an effort to go along or have lunch with your colleagues if you are able to.

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3 September 1901

The Australian flag is flown for the first time

9 September 1839

Darwin Harbour, where the city of Darwin now stands, is discovered and named.

10 September 1906

The first Australian licence plates and drivers licence are issued.

12 September 1892

Ambulance services commence in Queensland, Australia, the first such service anywhere in the world.

16 September 1956

Australia's first television broadcast is made by TCN Channel 9 in Sydney.

17 September 2001

Today is Australian Citizenship Day, inaugurated in the twenty-first century.

23 September 1993

Sydney is announced as the venue for the 2000 Olympic Games.

26 September 1855

The first railway line in New South Wales is opened.

28 September 1973

The first performance takes place in the new Sydney Opera House.

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AARON PEREZ

          

Age: 22

Field: Chemical Engineer

City: Midland

Nationality: American

 

Why did you choose to complete an Internship?

I chose to do an internship because I needed to go abroad to complete my program. I felt like an internship abroad would be more beneficial than just studying abroad so I chose to go abroad in Australia.

 

What have you learned the most during your internship?

The most I have learned from this internship is how to understand and work with other people. I have learned that people come from a lot of different backgrounds so they will have different ways of thinking apart from your own. This is good when it comes to solving problems and can be the biggest challenge when communicating with other people. So understanding this I now feel better prepared for when I am actually employed.

 

Why did you choose to complete an Internship?

I chose to do an internship because I needed to go abroad to complete my program. I felt like an internship abroad would be more beneficial than just studying abroad so I chose to go abroad in Australia.

 

What have you learned the most during your internship?

The most I have learned from this internship is how to understand and work with other people. I have learned that people come from a lot of different backgrounds so they will have different ways of thinking apart from your own. This is good when it comes to solving problems and can be the biggest challenge when communicating with other people. So understanding this I now feel better prepared for when I am actually employed.

 

What do you like the most about your work?

Australia Internships is a diverse company. We associate with people all over the world. Learning, excepting and appreciating all cultures is what I value most in this work.

 

GEORGIE BAUMANN

OFFICE MANAGER

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Hi! I’m Georgie, the Office Manager in Brisbane. I worked at Australian Internships for five years from 2009 – 2013 and have recently returned from living abroad in London. I have caught the travel obsession (advanced travel bug) and love to solo travel. When I’m not travelling I enjoy playing softball, hockey, touch football and dancing. My favourite dance style is Locking. I believe in enjoying activities before and after work to relieve stress, learn different skills and create friendships.

 

How would you describe your work?

I look after the day to day operations in the Brisbane Office. My work involves giving direction and strategic management for two teams in Australian Internships. I ensure our reporting and compliance audits are of standard whilst looking after the office resources, rosters and HR components.

 

What do you like the most about your work?

Australia Internships is a diverse company. We associate with people all over the world. Learning, excepting and appreciating all cultures is what I value most in this work.

 

Your message to the interns?

You never know where an opportunity can lead. When meeting new people, present your best self and give 100% in your given circumstance. During your internship work hard, take ownership of your tasks and embrace learning new skills. As insignificant they may seem, all skills help build character.

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Latin American Film Festival

 

From the dark and mysterious, to the downright fun and profoundly beautiful, the 13th annual Sydney Latin American Film Festival (SLAFF) is back this September. Returning to the Dendy Opera Quays, Addison Road Picture House and PYT Fairfield, the Festival will screen a specially curated program of contemporary Latin American cinema: nine feature films, one documentary and a shorts package, along with vibrant opening and closing night parties, over nine festive days.


Find more information here.

 

     

 
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BRISBANE FESTIVAL

 

This iconic show is your greatest chance throughout the year to find out what life on the farm is really about. Attracting about 400,000 visitors from across the country each year, the Ekka offers over 300 activities including animal adventures, rides, live music, showbags, cooking demonstrations, family shopping, children entertainment, monster trucks, fireworks displays and much more!

Find more information here.

 

 

 

 

 
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Rutherglen in the City

 

The two-day wine event at The Atrium in Fed Square will bring the essence of Rutherglen to the heart of Melbourne with a pop-up wine and cocktail bar alongside our region's 17 winery cellar doors.

Find more information here

 

 
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MoveMe Festival 2018

 

MoveMe Festival 2018 will make a huge splash across the State Theatre Centre of WA and nearby between 11 and 22 September, showcasing new contemporary dance work from the state’s leading independent choreographers, dancers and more.

Find more information here.

 
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Byron Bay

 

Byron Bay is a beachside town located in New South Wales, Australia.   It is a place of outstanding natural beauty. 

Over the past two decades, Byron Bay was an escape for urban refugees, especially artistic people. Therefore, there were many shops set up by architects, designers and craft workers.  

The spot that you can not miss is the Cape Byron Lighthouse which was built in 1901. The most amazing thing should do is to see the sun rise up over the Pacific and to walk on the beaches that are encircled by dolphins, whales and sea turtles. 

 

Hunter Valley

 

The capital of Tasmania is also the biggest city of the island, and one of the most popular places in Australia for visitors. This growing city is a unique combination of the 19th and 21st centuries’ style.  The peaceful harbour packed with yachts and fishing boats contrast with the active arts scene, the vibrant nightlife and the leisurely daytime.  Mount Wellington is a perfect spot for some mountain biking and bushwalking. The views are stunning and reflect the wilderness of Tasmania whilst overlooking the booming city.

 

 
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