Hi, my name is Caitlin Francis. I am 23 years of age and studying a Business degree at Southern Cross University here on the Gold Coast with a major in Tourism. Presently I am completing my internship as my final units at Currumbin RSL with the Marketing and Human Resources teams and I am having a wonderful time!
Both teams under management of Kharma Stewart (HR) and Gordon Watson (Marketing) plus the rest of the team are fantastic! I appreciate the flexibility and allowance they have made for me in between the two roles.
Marketing is a very collaborative and creative environment, I love that one day I’ll be contributing to content for the website and the next day I’m doing marketing plans for events or creating design pieces on Canva. I very much look forward and get excited to the upcoming things we have in store or the content we produce because its a team effort.
HR is very neat and structured. I appreciate that as time goes on the challenges and responsibilities are expanding. Whether i’m creating templates for our policies, reformatting them or adding new ones in, it is great to see that what we have on paper is a true representation of the Club is perceived and how it feels to work within it all.
I enjoy the balance and am so grateful that I’m able to experience both within such a professional and supportive environment. More importantly, the work I create and complete does not go unnoticed.
So many opportunities and benefits have come out of this internship and I’m very thankful. Winning the Women In Tourism scholarship has been a great opportunity and has also come from interning here at Currumbin RSL. The transition from Uni-Life to professionalism has been smooth sailing thanks to the team here. My self-confidence has grown and the new skills and knowledge I have gained has been extremely beneficial. I can happily say I enjoy waking up in the morning and coming into work because I enjoy what I do!
In five years time, I hope to be working within the current field. I hope to have travel to a bunch more places that I haven’t been to. I hope to further my knowledge, social and professional networks and to be on a path for building a successful and established life.
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