Interning for real-world events skills

Posted on 14/11/2016 by admin
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STUDENT FEATURE: Zoe Van Wees

Zoe Van Wees is studying her Diploma of Events (SIT50212) at Martin’s Melbourne campus. As part of her course, she’s completing an internship with The Cluster, a shared co working space that holds business conferences and networking/social events.

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How has your Martin course prepared you for this role?

“This course has given me the knowledge to confidently bring new ideas to the table,” says Zoe. “I’ve learnt the operations behind events that I would never have known before doing this course.”

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What’s the most valuable thing you’ve learned so far?

“The most valuable thing I’ve learned was through planning and implementing an event held at the college,” says Zoe. “It gave me a huge insight into the work that goes into an event, and I’ve come out of it with a full event proposal that I can take to future interviews.”

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What skills do you see as essential for working in the events industry?

 Zoe’s top three recommended skills for working in events are:

  • Focus
  • Passion
  • Drive & motivation

“It’s not a relaxing job,” says Zoe, “and literally no day will be the same. You have to want to do it, and want to grow and learn.”

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What’s your favourite thing about working in this industry?

“It’s not repetitive! There will always be a new challenge to keep me interested,” says Zoe.

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 A big thank you to Zoe for sharing your experience with us! We wish you all the best in your events career – it sounds like you’ve got a great head start.

 

Begin your own journey toward an events career at Martin. Learn more about our Diploma of Events (SIT50212) here.

Categories: Business & Management, Career Advancement, Event Management, Studying, Working Life

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