How I Grew Academically, Professionally, and Personally in Sydney

Oct 8, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Sydney Alderman

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Reflection, Academics Abroad, Internships in Sydney, Classes in Sydney, Personal Learning

A Marketing Internship at Ordermentum in Sydney

Sep 29, 2018 11:30:00 AM / by Sydney Alderman

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Sydney Alderman is an official CAPA blogger, sharing her story on CAPA World. A Marketing and Global Management major at the University of Pittsburgh, she is studying abroad in Sydney.

In today's post, Sydney talks about her marketing internship experience with software company Ordermentum, what her responsibilities were, and how she adjusted to the Australian work environment.

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While studying abroad in Sydney, I decided to do an internship along with my classes. Ordermentum is the company I intern with. It is a Software as a Service (SaaS) order management system for wholesalers and distributors in the food and beverage industry (specifically coffee, bread and patisserie, and dairy). It's located right by Sydney Harbour, so I would get off the train at Circular Quay and pass the Sydney Opera House on my way to my internship site every day. On nice, sunny days I would walk a few minutes to the harbor for lunch and watch the boats come in as I ate, and then walk back to the office and see it all through the window as I interned.

With Coworkers from My Internship at Ordermentum

During my time as an Ordermentum intern, I was in charge of the email marketing strategy and content creation. I really looked forward to coming up with the strategy; it was the area I enjoyed the most. I was also actually producing the newsletters, designs, and promotions that would be sent to their customers and potential clients.

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A Marketing and Communications Internship at Unbridled in Sydney

Sep 23, 2018 12:30:00 PM / by Martyn Megaloudis

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Martyn Megaloudis is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2018, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Marketing major at the University of Pittsburgh, he is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In this week's post, Martyn tells us about his internship responsibilities at Unbridled with consultant Louise Taylor and what he hopes to achieve by the end of the semester.

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For my CAPA internship, I am interning as a marketing and communications intern for Unbridled Pty LTD. Unbridled is the brainchild of Louise Taylor, who is a motivational speaker and sales consultant. It is a small company—the first time that I have ever been part of one—where the only other employee is Louise herself. I work from her home office in Illawong, which is about an hour away by public transport. While I am the only other person besides Louise, I do have the company of Louise’s golden retriever, who, while lacking in technical skills is definitely a team player and a joy to have around. Working in a smaller setup is something I am not used to, but I’m excited to see what I can learn from interning at a startup.

Interning at Unbridled with Louise Taylor (Logo)

In terms of the actual internship duties, I will be helping to create a wide range of marketing materials—from editing together podcasts to customer relationship management. Basically, anything that falls under the broad scope of the marketing field will more than likely come into my hands during this internship. As someone who only really has internship experience on the technical side of marketing, this is an exciting way for me to gain knowledge of aspects of marketing that I have yet to encounter both in school and from my other internship experiences.

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Commuting to My Internship on Public Transportation for the First Time

Sep 12, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Martyn Megaloudis

Martyn Megaloudis

Martyn Megaloudis is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2018, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Marketing major at the University of Pittsburgh, he is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In this week's post, Martyn shares his first-time experience using public transportation in Sydney and what his commute to his internship placement is like.

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I want to officially start off this post by talking about Sydney’s transportation. I wanted to talk about something that at face value may seem “boring,” because something that I quickly realized this week is that studying abroad isn’t a total transitional state. I still have homework, I still have to take the train and the bus to my internship, and I still have to deal with monotony. Obviously, there’s quite a bit of shake-up living in an entirely new country but there’s also a strange sense of familiarity in my day-to-day life that I personally wasn’t expecting.

Opal Transportation Card

4The biggest difference that I’ve had to deal with so far is the way you’re charged. At Pitt, you pay once you hop on the bus and that’s all you have to worry about. In Sydney, you tap your Opal card (transportation card) once when you get on a bus/train/ferry, and then you have to tap once again when you get off—that’s how they calculate the fare. I’ve nearly jumped back into a bus at least twice because I forgot to tap off when I was leaving. It’s a bit easier with trains considering you can’t walk out of the station without doing it, but it’s still something to get used to.

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An Internship Experience in the Australian Legal Sector with Holman Webb Lawyers

Aug 24, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Marianne Zarzar

Marianne Zarzar

Marianne Zarzar is an official CAPA blogger for summer 2018, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Sociology of Law, Criminology, and Deviance major at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, she is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In this week's post, Marianne shares about her internship experience at Holman Webb Lawyers in Sydney and what she has learned about legal field in Australia.

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When deciding to study abroad, the only thing I knew for sure was that I wanted to complete an internship while abroad. I wanted to know what the workplace is like in other countries, all while gaining some experience in the legal field. During my time in Sydney, I interned at Holman Webb lawyers, which is a commercial and insurance law firm.

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In all honestly, I was nervous when I first learned about my placement since I knew close to nothing about that sector of the legal field. Despite that, and after having my Skype interview with my supervisor at Holman Webb, I decided that it would be an amazing and challenging opportunity. Unsurprisingly, I found that everyone at the firm was very welcoming and willing to teach me everything I needed to know. I think that nervousness is totally normal among almost everyone who does internships, especially when doing so in a new country. However, I had to remind myself that our placements were not expecting us to be experts, and were expecting to have to teach us everything we needed to know.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Internships in Sydney, Internships Abroad

Getting the Most Out of Our Internships in Sydney

Nov 22, 2017 3:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Nicole is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Marketing & International Business major at Villanova University, she is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In this week's post, Nicole and her CAPA classmates talk about their internships in Sydney and how their skills and experiences have grown.

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Thanks Nicole!

Nicole's journey continues every Wednesday so stay tuned.

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What It's Like to Intern Abroad in Sydney

Oct 11, 2017 3:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Nicole is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Marketing & International Business major at Villanova University, she is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In this week's post, Nicole interviews her fellow CAPA students to hear about their Global Internship placements in Sydney.

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Thanks Nicole!

Nicole's journey continues every Wednesday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Internships in Sydney, Sydney Interviews

How I Spent Labor Day Weekend in Sydney

Oct 6, 2017 4:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Hanna is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Marketing, Finance, and International Business major at the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, Carlson School of Management, she is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In this week's post, Hanna talks about how she spent her long Labour Day weekend in Sydney and the places she explored.

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Oh, it’s been a long weekend. Like, seriously a long one. The first Monday of October in New South Wales in Australia is a Labor Day. So, we were given an extra day off to do our usual study abroad adventures. But first, let me start by sharing something very cool with you.

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Remember a couple of posts ago when I shared my internship experience? Well, it has been another two weeks after that, and I am even more fascinated with the company and people I work with. Most recently, House Of Brand conducted a biometric research for one of the film companies.

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Finding My Perfect Internship Fit

Sep 15, 2017 11:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

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Hanna is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Marketing, Finance, and International Business major at the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, Carlson School of Management, she is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In this week's post, Hanna reveals what she looks for in an internship and how she's enjoying her experience at House of Brand in Sydney.

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It has been three weeks since the CAPA Sydney students began their internships. I have so many emotions and thoughts inside that I think it's time for me to share them with you.

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Sooo…I am interning with the House of Brand Group (HOB), a marketing research company. Ever since the first day, I have felt like I was in the right place. In my marketing classes, besides learning about brand image, I also learned the importance of creating corporate culture, which I like to think of as “the brand’s inner personality.” The mission and environment of HOB is exactly a place I could see myself fitting in. Along with the positive atmosphere, I am also fascinated by my coworkers' attitudes and dedication. Working among so many talented and diverse personalities does not only harvest good results for the business, but it also helps me challenge my thinking. Talking to people around me and observing their work and everyday life in general helps me reflect how I can develop and grow.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Internships in Sydney, Internships Abroad

My Last Weekend in Sydney: Organizing a Mashay Event

Jul 6, 2017 12:30:00 PM / by Julie Ritz

CAPA_ShayannaRoman_Sydney_Headshot.pngShayanna Roman is an official CAPA blogger for summer 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Public Relations major and Art minor at SUNY New Paltz, she is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In this week's post, Shayanna tells us about an event she organized for her internship placement at Mashay.

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When I first came to Sydney, I didn’t know what to expect. The same can be said when I started interning with Mashay. If someone asked me six weeks ago if I thought I could plan an event, I don’t think I would’ve said yes, but I can happily say that during my last weekend in Sydney that’s exactly what I did.

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Since the new and improved version of Mashay launched, we’ve been brainstorming on how we can get more people to download the app and book one of the many unique experiences available such as axe throwing, art workshops, and cooking classes. As a Public Relations/ Marketing major, this was both extremely fun and challenging. With the help of my supervisor Rob, the CEO and co-founder of Mashay, I helped organize a game of bubble soccer and barbeque with several other students in the CAPA program.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Internships in Sydney

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