Ruth; Event Magement Internship in Australia
Ruth is from The Netherlands and completed her internship in Sydney from February 2018 until June 2018;
Where do you currently live?
What is your current status?
Studying Event Management
Describe the path from your internship in Australia to your current position
After I finished my internship at an event agency, I had to do two more years of my study at that moment. In my last year, I had another chance to live abroad again so I took that chance because I loved my first time abroad with Internships Down Under. It also helped me decide that I wanted to do a masters degree abroad in event management. I delayed this for six months because of COVID, so at the moment, I am doing an internship in The Netherlands, also at an event agency.
How did the internship in Australia contribute towards reaching your current status?
During my internship in Australia, I grew a lot as a person. I learned how to stand on my own feet, to adapt to a new culture and I learned that the usual Dutch way of doing things, is not the only good way to do things. So it really broadened my perspective. This contributed to my career path, since I want to work in cultural activities later in life.
What were the most important OFFICE SKILLS you learnt during your internship?
Responsibility, branding & planning workload
What were the most important INDUSTRY SPECIFIC SKILLS you learnt during your internship?
Creativity, business relations management & planning preparations of events
Are you still in contact with your Australian internship host company?
Are you still in contact with the friends you made while you were in Australia?
Best memory from your time in Australia?
Where to start?
-Sleeping outside in the outback
-Spit to Manly walk
-Many friends I made (with the exciting perspective to visit them while traveling in the future)
-The beautiful events I got to work on during my internship
-And many, many more
What do you miss most about your time in Australia?
Relaxed vibes and openness from the people
Advice for anyone thinking about completing an internship in Australia?
While you’re interning and making memories, take as many pictures as you can, because it is amazing to look back at them and relive your memories.