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Kira is from Denmark and completed a Graphic Design internship in Perth from early July to late August 2015.

What is your current status?

What is your current location and employment position?
Marketing manager in Copenhagen

Did the internship in Australia assist you in getting your current job?

How did the internship in Australia assist you in getting your current job?
My internship definitely helped me gain some pride in what I was doing, which is really important in a creative business. I learnt to believe in my work and own up to it, which is something I proved to my current employer that has proven to be so important. If I believe in my work, he does too.

How did your internship in Australia assist you in deciding your future career?
The most important outcome of my internship was that I got to experience what working in my field would be, which was extremely rewarding. Especially because I got to see that I was definitely on the right path, and I enjoyed working in that field. All the things I learnt in school all of a sudden made sense and I understood how it was used in the real world.

Describe the path from your internship in Australia to your current position
When I arrived back in Denmark from my internship, I did my final project in uni for a company. After my final exam, I showed the project to the company and they really liked it and hired me to implement.

What do you miss about Australia?
The people I met

Have you kept in contact with the friends you made while you were in Australia? If so, how?
Yes. Facebook, Skype, Whatsapp

Any advice for students thinking about coming to Australia for their internship?
Just do it. Don’t worry too much about money or anything. It’s scary leaving everything to start a life somewhere else, and I remember I was worried that I’d be alone and lonely but if you really want it, I’m sure it will be an adventure of a lifetime. It’s a bit cliché but it’s the best thing I’ve ever done for myself.

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