Chloe's study abroad story
United Kingdom | Canada
Overseas internship: London, UK
Semester abroad: Concordia University in Canada
Swinburne course: Bachelor of Media and Communications / Bachelor of Business
Chloe enjoying her time in London
Interning in London was the greatest decision I've ever made. It was challenging and forced me out of my comfort zone, but the experience was so worth it.
My favourite part of the experience was definitely working at fashion shows and seeing the work that went into making a great show. It was fast paced, exciting and so rewarding when the show ran smoothly and stress free. I learnt a lot about myself, the environment I thrived in and the kind of industry I wish to have a career in.”
My Overseas Internship experience has already been a huge benefit to me, as I now have a full time job in my field lined up for when I graduate.
“Having that experience on my resume showed I was adaptable, ready to take on challenges and take initiative, all things employers look for”
Chloe , Bachelor of Media and Communications/Bachelor of Business
I've always had a passion for travel and wanted to work in another part of the world so when I saw the opportunity through Swinburne it was too good to pass up. At that time in my study, I hadn't had any experience working in an agency, only within companies so majority of my decision to apply stemmed from wanting to explore a new work place in a country I loved.
The main challenge I found was working full days when all I wanted to do was travel! I had never worked full time before so it was definitely a change for me but it also made the travel I did on the weekends so much more enjoyable because I really valued the time I had.
The highlight for me from this experience is the friends and connections I made. My agency was small and like a little family which made going to work everyday so enjoyable and made it an easier environment to learn and progress in.
My Internship reaffirmed for me that I was in the right industry and that Public Relations is the career path for me. I also discovered that working in an agency was the best fit for me as I loved the busyness and working on different clients at one time.
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