Q & A: How to Get the Most Out of Your Internship Abroad

Nov 30, 2018 9:38:00 AM / by Lorenzo Corazzin

In this week's post, Lorenzo asks fellow student Martyn about interning abroad in Sydney, developing professional skills internationally, and how this experience can serve as a gateway to reach your career goals. Martyn also shares advice on how to keep an open mind and get the most out of your international hands-on experience.

Meet Martyn, a senior student majoring in finance and marketing at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. He is originally from New Jersey and wants to pursue a career in the entertainment/movie industry in Los Angeles. He also blogs for CAPA from Sydney. Today's Q&A is centered on the topic of interning abroad and gaining international experience.

Lorenzo Corazzin: How did you decide to come to Sydney?
Martyn Megaloudis: A lot of the required credits left for my major were international, so I thought it would make sense to take them abroad. This was my first real opportunity to travel outside the country, and through CAPA it was easier because they set up housing and activities.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Internships Abroad, Internships in Sydney, Practical Study Abroad Advice, Tips, Interviews, Sydney Interviews, Professional Development

Interview: Life As A CAPA Blogger in Sydney

Nov 28, 2018 9:03:00 AM / by Martyn Megaloudis

Get to know what it's like to blog for CAPA while studying abroad! Martyn interviews fellow Sydney blogger Lorenzo, who shares how immersing yourself in a new city and culture, as well as writing and taking photos actually contribute to your content creation skills and professional experience. See what advice these two bloggers have in store for future creators!

For this week’s blog post, I interviewed fellow CAPA blogger Lorenzo Corazzin. He’s the other half of the blogging force for this semester in Sydney. I thought it would be interesting to get our perspectives of the CAPA blogger experience and how that affects a semester abroad. There’s not much to say before the actual interview but I do want to preface that Lorenzo writes some amazing blog posts and you’d be denying yourself if you didn't check them out here.

Without further ado, enjoy our conversation!

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Scholarships & Financing, Interviews, Sydney Interviews, Study Abroad, Internships Abroad, Tips

On Study Abroad in Sydney: A Conversation With Program Coordinator Laurence Braude

Nov 21, 2018 4:16:00 PM / by Martyn Megaloudis

Martyn opens up about his study abroad and cultural experience in Sydney in this conversation with Laurence Braude, Program Coordinator at CAPA Sydney. He also reflects on what it's like to adapt to living on the other side of the world, the insights and differences between the East Coast and Sydney, and how Sydney exemplifies friendliness and openness.

For this week’s blog post I had a conversation with Laurence Braude who is a Program Coordinator here at CAPA Sydney. I’ve transcribed most of our conversation (for everyone’s sake, I tried to remove all of the “likes” that I say), and it’s definitely a bit of a read so strap in! We touch on a few topics from adjusting to a new culture to the difference between the U.S and Sydney. I hope you enjoy reading this conversation as much as I did actually having it. Without further delay, let's jump in!

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Why Study Abroad, Sydney Interviews, Interviews, CAPA Staff, Personal Learning

An Interview with CAPA Sydney Blogger Lorenzo Corrazin

Oct 20, 2018 11:00:00 AM / by Lorenzo Corazzin

In this weeks post, Lorenzo shares his impressions of Sydney and Australian culture with a local CAPA staff member, Richard Cooper and documents their conversation.

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Posted in: Sydney Interviews, Sydney, Australia, Must Do, Local Culture

5 Life-Changing Study Abroad Experiences in Sydney

Nov 24, 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 connects with 5 of her study abroad friends and hear about their experiences and memories abroad.

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I can not stop thinking about Sydney and my study abroad experience! I also often think about people I met during the CAPA program and what they think about the impact studying abroad in Sydney had on them. I decided to check in with some of my friends and see how they are doing and what their study abroad experience was like.

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Get to know Mitchell Wesoly, Yaz Ketcherside, Kellie Reardon, Ashley Wilson, and fellow Fall 2017 CAPA vlogger Nicole Anderson. They're from all over the U.S. and study in different colleges. See what they had to say below about their time in Sydney!

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Personal Learning, Sydney Interviews

From Professor to Student: Study Abroad and Career Building Advice

Nov 17, 2017 3:30:00 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 interviews CAPA Professor Andy West on how students can make the most of their experiences studying abroad in Sydney.

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I cannot believe we are about done! A week ago, we all had our last days in our classes and at our internships. As we were trying to wrap up all the assignments and exams, we were all also hectically trying to pack. Now, looking back at the program I feel that it was a great time—one to be grateful for.

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Many of us, especially back in the U.S., are concerned about academics and education systems these days. I was glad that the professors and CAPA staff in Australia were very easy to approach and communicate with. During my final week, I decided to talk to one of my professors to reflect on the experience with CAPA from a different perspective. Andy West, a CAPA Sydney professor, leads the International Economics and the Global Internship course. I really enjoyed both his classes and felt like I had a lot of opportunity to get to know my professor and the Australian culture better, as well as also engaging in interesting conversations on various topics. Thus, I decided to conduct a small quick interview and ask him a couple of questions. Read on for his responses and see what advice he has to share.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Sydney Interviews, Practical Study Abroad Advice

On the Spot: A Sydney Local Asks Me About Australia

Nov 15, 2017 11:30:00 AM / 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 is interviewed on the spot by CAPA Sydney's Richard Cooper on her notions about Sydney and the culture she's come to know.

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Thanks Nicole!

Nicole's journey continues every Wednesday so stay tuned.

Learn More about the CAPA Sydney Program

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Sydney Interviews, Personal Learning

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.

Learn More about the CAPA Sydney Program

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

Why You Should Intern Abroad if You Have the Opportunity

Aug 28, 2017 12:30:00 PM / by Julie Ritz

A CAPA Alumna Interview: Bailey Bradford

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Meet Bailey Bradford, a Business Administration major and Psychology and Philosophy minor who studied abroad in Sydney during spring 2017. Below, she talks about why she chose to intern abroad, explains the cultural differences between Australia and the US, and shares with us some of her favorite memories from her program.

CAPA WORLD: Tell us a bit about yourself.
BAILEY BRADFORD:
 My name is Bailey Bradford and I'm going to be a rising senior at Augustana College. At Augie, I’m majoring in Business Administration and double minoring in Psychology and Philosophy.  On campus I’m the goalkeeper of the varsity women's soccer team and an active member of Greek Life. This past winter I had the amazing opportunity to intern abroad in Sydney, Australia, where I was able to confirm my aspirations to work in human resources. 

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Sydney Interviews, Interviews

On Taking a Chance by Leaving the US for the First Time

Aug 21, 2017 10:30:00 AM / by Julie Ritz

A CAPA Alumna Interview: Matthew Leonard

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Meet Matthew Leonard, a Marketing and Supply Chain Management major and Economics minor from the University of Pittsburgh who studied abroad in Sydney during spring 2017. Below, he talks about leaving the United States for the first time, how his internship has made him more confident in his career choice, and shares his top 3 tips for future CAPA Sydney students.

CAPA WORLD: Tell us a bit about yourself.
MATTHEW LEONARD: I'm a Marketing and Supply Chain Management Major with an Economics Minor from the University of Pittsburgh. In the Spring of 2017, I studied abroad in Sydney, Australia. In my free time I enjoy listening to and playing music. I have been playing the saxophone for 10 years and the piano for 3, playing gigs in and around the Greater Philadelphia Area. I also enjoy bowling, weightlifting, and reading.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Sydney Interviews, Interviews

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