My time at Origin has created an inspired, career driven and empowered individual. From day one, there’s never been a dull moment. Constantly surrounded by the creative and uplifting social media team, I’ve been able to set out what I wanted to achieve, that being; to gain confidence in my creative thoughts and my career direction. I’m currently studying a Bachelor of Communications (Advertising) at RMIT University and love every minute of it. I find the freedom of the creative space and industry guidance extremely beneficial for my learning. The same work environment has been present at Origin and I think this is why I was able to achieve such great things. Although I’m very proud to be an Indigenous Summer Intern, it has been amazing to be valued as if I was a long term employee.
Thanks to CareerTrackers, I have found myself in this amazing position. This non-for-profit organisation aligned my career interests to a number of companies which they thought best suited my goals. The process then began to filter through and landed me on a phone call to Origin. By the end of the discussion it was clear that they had my best interests in mind and could help me achieve the greatest benefits for my future.
The motivation that I received prior to my internship from the CareerTrackers organisation truly set me on a winning path for success at Origin. Don’t get me wrong, I still felt the nerves, but the confidence that was instilled in me by Rosie, my CareerTrackers Advisor, made a world of difference. First there was a Melbourne CareerTrackers intro day, next a flight to Brisbane to meet all the other Origin interns, -then continuous video calls and check-ins to ensure I was sitting happy. To say I was well looked after would be an understatement.
Throughout my 3 months at Origin I’ve reached a total of 13,910 Facebook users through amplifying content. This number has stemmed from 4 creative tiles and cover photos I designed and curated to appear on Origin’s Facebook page over the summer. Although this statistic might not appear terribly impressive to some, this figure represents a beginning to my career aspiration. This aspiration has always revolved around creating innovative and inspiring content for the public to view, and to see this number has come about due to my work is a very proud moment.