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Rachel is undertaking a Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management, majoring in Event Management at ECU (expected finish date: June 2021). She has contributed greatly by utilising her event management skills and have helped hosted an event called 'Migrant Aged Care Jobs Forum for Graduates (Across Disciplines)' in April 2021. In thanking Rachel, we would like to share her observations about her internship experience with AfCAS as follows:
What Did You Expect To Achieve With This Internship?
3 months ago, I had aimed to learn how to market and promote an event. Today, I can successfully say that I know how to edit, design and create content and flyers on websites, Canva and social media platforms. I have learnt a lot from practicing and creating various designs weekly.
How Did You Find the Internship Experience at AfCAS?
My internship experience with Mary was amazing. Although there were some hectic moments whilst planning and hosting the Jobs Forum event, the overall outcome outweighed the negatives. We were able to attract a handful of students who were highly engaged and motivated to work in the aged care sector. Mary was also very helpful throughout the process - she was a very good listener and a leader.
What were your Learnings from the Internship?
I’ve learnt that with planning, preparation and scheduling ahead of time, creates a successful outcome. My high school teacher once told me, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” and although time may not always be on our side, like this quote says, through successful planning, we will not fail. With the help of AfCAS and the ECU Women in Business (WIB) committees, we have managed to pull off a successful event through a panel discussion and have engaged university students who were looking for jobs in the aged care sector.
What were Some Highlights of the Experience?
Being able to connect students with industry professionals and help them achieve their goals. It has been a pleasure hosting the Jobs Forum event as it gave me a chance to help students who were looking for jobs and the aged care organisations who were looking for students, to connect them together and meet both their needs.
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