By Nadine Burt
As a University student, there is this sense of urgency to get an internship, as the more experience you gain the greater the competitive advantage you will have in getting an industry job.
An internship is the best way to stand out from the crowd, make your resume shine and open doors to your future in public relations.
To me, an internship means so much more than that. An internship is an exciting opportunity to put all of my acquired knowledge from University into practice. It is amazing to see the knowledge I have studied hard to learn, used in a real-life context.
On that note; I guess you would call this my personal elevator pitch. My passion for customer relations has led me to study a Bachelor of Communications with a major in Public Relations, which I dual with a Bachelor of Business Management at the University of Queensland.
I am only a second-year student and have so much more to learn about the PR industry. However, what I have learnt so far, has given me incredible insight into the industry.
This passion coupled with the incredible company ‘Pitch’, that I’m interning for, will allow me to develop and nurture the industry skills needed to carry me through my PR career.
My first day on the job was a success. I was greeted with the friendly faces of my new co-workers and was then quickly put to work. Given a list of tasks to complete, my research skills were put to the test, and so were my excel ones.
I know it may sound cliché, but I have already learnt many new things on my first day and am extremely grateful to be a part of Pitch’s team as their first intern, and am eager for what the future holds.
If you’re interested in interning in the future, go in with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn. That is the best way to make the most out of this incredible opportunity.