I was granted an opportunity, through QUT, to undertake an internship as a means of study. Facilitated through Inspire Group Investments in Brisbane City, I was able to apply the two years of university knowledge to gain an authentic understanding of the journalism industry.
The warmth of the staff, the relaxed and hospitable working atmosphere, and the confidence to work creatively and independently all positively contributed to this invaluable experience. The staff at Inspire, namely Rachael Taylor and Ben Flux, significantly shaped this experience as they made me feel welcome not as an intern, but as a part of their team. I was privileged to work alongside Rachael and Ben and be encouraged to directly contribute my own ideas and personality to their current startup project. Inspire refined skills such as: gauging mass-audience appeal, meeting deadlines, being a self-directed learner, working within a team, working on allocated topics and meeting copyright standards. I not only learned a lot about journalism, media marketing and content writing but also discovered a lot about myself.
Working within such an encouraging environment reaffirmed my passion for journalism and motivation to achieve my professional goal as a broadcast or entertainment reporter. I am appreciative of the professional advice, guidance and the confidence that Inspire instilled within me to realise my dreams. I am grateful for the personal and professional growth that has thrived from this opportunity and sincerely recommend Inspire to other creative minds seeking internships.