Back in school, I was one of those kids who had no idea what she’d be doing nine years after graduating from Year 12. In fact, I had no idea that I’d be doing what I’m doing now… and loving every single bit of it.
When I was in my senior years at Merici College, all I knew about was uni. I grew up in an era where attending university after high school was the norm and because of it, I wasn’t sure that it was exactly what I wanted to do – let alone what degree I’d apply for. In Year 12, I was the Events Leader for my house and actually enjoyed it so after graduation, I studied an Advanced Diploma of Events at the Canberra Institute of Technology for 18 months.
In this chapter of my life, I was excelling at my casual job in hospitality while still finding my feet in the academic world. Needless to say, it took me a while to find them. I became fond of event management because of my organisational skills but to be honest, I took a liking to the marketing subjects more. Once I got into uni, it was a completely different playing field and it wasn’t until about four years later when I found my drive and passion for what I do.
I’ve worked in hospitality for a very long time and it has shown me a lot about people, different work ethics and how to stand up for myself. But this industry? Well, I now have the pleasure of being the Marketing Coordinator of Public – one of my favourite bars in Canberra that looks pretty good in a sunset.
My first internship was at a boutique social media consultancy at Ivy Social… where I also landed the ultimate marketing role! As a Social Media Coordinator, I work with various clients from different industries in managing their digital channels and help reach their business goals.