How do you believe your virtual micro-internship has helped prepare you for your future?
I was able to research for and work on a project for real industry clients, build connections with fellow international students, and practice soft skills such as communication, teamwork, and leadership skills.
I’ll be able to talk about this experience in job interviews and use these skills at work.
What are your top three highlights?
- Meeting and collaborating with fellow international students. We worked together throughout the micro-internship to deliver a high-quality report for the client. It was a great team effort, and everyone had a chance to shine.
- Practicing various soft skills. As the team leader, I was grateful to have a supportive team, and to receive appreciation and lovely peer feedback in the end.
- Working with a real industry client. Our client was extremely experienced and insightful. I was able to learn a lot from her through meetings and her constructive feedback.
Tell us a little more about your experience working with your industry client.
The client has been supportive since day one. We received a detailed project briefing and constructive feedback towards the draft report.
We were able to schedule additional meetings with the client to better understand the feedback and the client kindly shared with us tips on research and report writing from her own experience working in business.
Do you have any other advice for international students studying at RMIT?
Be involved! Make use of free services and support that we have at RMIT and participate in events and activities.