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Listen to Vicky's Story: Unforgettable Internship Experience in Sydney, Australia
Fulfilling her dream of discovering Australia while doing a first-class internship in a Marketing agency, Vicky was having the best time of her life. Take a look at her story, and start yours!
My name is Vicky, a 21-year-old Media and Communication Management student from Berlin, Germany. Since I was expected to do an internship to complete my study, I made sure to prepare it well. A year prior, I had already started to look for an internship abroad in certain countries. However, it did not take me long to realize just how hard it was to find suitable internships with quality, related to my study. Time started to run up but I did not want to lose hope, and that's when I met StudentsGoAbroad, who was then supported and assisted me in preparing my internships abroad; and by each meeting and discussion, I became more and more sure of going to Australia!
The Idea of Travelling to Australia had never really occurred to my mind before, but the more I thought about it, the more certain I became. The culture, the easy-going nature, global diversity, the climate, and obviously the breath-taking sceneries, everything was just very appealing to me.
StudentsGoAbroad also helped me double-check my documents before forwarding them to the related company.
In only a few days, I received my first invitation to a Skype interview. Though I was extremely nervous, by the time the call ended, I was so relieved and my insight towards Australian culture was bit by bit enriched. In less than a day, I was already notified that I was accepted for the internship and without any further due, I instantly confirmed the news to my future employer.
My Boss was extremely caring, sincere, and genuinely interested in my well-being. StudentsGoAbroad then helped me with the remaining organizational matters, and by the end of September, I was already on the plane to Sydney. Thrilled, I could not wait to see what the city had to offer, for me.
My First Days in Australia: Mesmerizing!
Spending the first few days without my family and friends, as an alien in a foreign city on a completely foreign continent, I had myself adjusted to my new surroundings. I immediately fell in love with the people; their manners and openness just strike me. Getting the chance to see the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House for the first time, I was so full of enthusiasm. It was a truly beautiful moment and I did not think that my time in Australia could have been any better.
The Life of a German Girl in Sydney
Shortly after my arrival, I started to get to know more people and moved to a shared flat with 5 other girls. At first, I was a little skeptical because I did not think I would be able to live in peace sharing the flat with so many girls. But my skepticism vanished right after we moved in, the girls were truly sweethearts and were the complete opposite of how I feared they could be. To make it even better, we all came from different places: two girls were from Brazil, one from Spain, one from France, one from Vietnam, and then there's me, from German. We got along really well and often cooked meals together. We also went on trips during our spare time, and since English was our only way to communicate, I was benefited in a way.
My Working Experience
Finally, the day where I had to fulfill my responsibilities came: my internship day. Working in a marketing agency, the office was located close to the city center and most importantly very close to my flat. I felt comfortable almost immediately. Since I was in close contact with my boss, she continuously gave me feedback about my performance and always appreciated questions and suggestions. I became an integral part of the team and my colleagues grew into friends. Moreover, the contents of my everyday work were closely linked to my studies, giving me
to Conclude: Simply Breathtaking!
I really have to say that my time in Australia could not have been any better. I have experienced amazingly much and taken all of that back with me to Germany – memories, friendships and knowledge. Even though it might be hard at first to take such a huge step, I can only advise everyone to muster all of their courage and go abroad. No one can ever take this experience from you and it makes you grow, you become wiser and more confident. And above all, you will never forget this time because there is no way it will not take your breath away!
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