My experience through . . . PHOENIX INTERNSHIP Annalisa Calanduccio chose Australia as her destination of study because she felt it would provide her with the perfect opportunity to improve her English in a beautiful country, and at the same time, gain valuable work experience.
Annalisa completed her English for Business Course at Phoenix Academy and immediately embarked upon her Internship with an Australian company. Marketforce, a leading advertising agency in Western Australia, offered Annalisa an excellent insight into how Australians work and the Australian corporate environment. Here’s what she has to say about her experience .... Q: Did you enjoy your work placement experience? Oh yes. This placement has given me a good chance to experience working in an Australian Advertising agency. The work was very interesting and this experience has broadened my skills and knowledge in general administration. Q: Will your work placement experience increase your future job prospects? Deﬁnitely! I would like to eventually work in an advertising company when I return to Italy. My internship will make my resume look very attractive and will also increase my job prospects. Q: Was your Host Employer (Marketforce) welcoming & committed to a positive mutual outcome? Yes, Marketforce is one of the biggest advertising agency in Perth. In 2005, it was awarded the “Agency of the Year” in the industry! Everyone I got to know at Marketforce was very friendly and warm towards me. The company has a wide range of activities and a huge clientele. I really enjoyed the wide range of tasks assigned to me as well as the fantastic ofﬁce atmosphere. Q: Was your supervisor helpful and supportive? Yes she was. I worked under a couple of different people but Ms Savanah Visinoni, the Group Communications Director, was the kindest and sweetest person to work with. She was very patient and had spent a lot of time training and teaching me new skills. Overall, I have to say that everyone in the company was very helpful and friendly! Q: Would you recommend your Host Employer (Marketforce) for other work placement? Of course! I wouldn’t want anyone to miss such wonderful opportunity! I have learnt so much from Marketforce and I think anybody who works with them will gain the same experience as I have. Name: Annalisa Age: 25 Nationality: Italian Graduate of University of Genoa, Italy Degree in Economics