Name: Kiana O'Brien
Course: Public Relations
Internship: Vibe@NAB (social media)
What is a day-in-the-life of your internship?
I build live social media analytics, reports for customers and sit in on customer presentations. It's great because I've gained exposure to a number of different social media analytical programs and learnt about social media management. I also work on small assignments and anything necessary to assist my managers.
Is there a part you’ve enjoyed most?
The overall experience. I loved meeting new clients, being exposed to different businesses, learning everyday and continuously having to grow and mature as a person. The internship experience is great for taking away everything you learn at college and putting it to use in a real life practical environment.
How do you like Macleay so far?
As the last few weeks of my last trimester approach, I can say with complete confidence that I made the right decision in my choice to attend Macleay. The teachers are industry professionals and very approachable and the students are lovely. It's a comfortable environment to learn in and I have definitely enjoyed my time studying here.
What’s your biggest accomplishment?
My biggest accomplishment is what I have achieved in such a short time. Every day at Macleay I challenged myself to be the best that I could be and to achieve the best marks I was capable of getting. Hard work and committment definitely does pay off, and that is something that I am proud of.
Top goal for the near future?
The upmost important goal for myself in the future is to use my experience from my internship at NAB to assist me in my future employment. A goal which I entirely hope to fulfil, is to be offered a role at NAB. However if that is not the case, my experience at NAB has certainly provided me with invaluable development for the beginning of my career.