Career update after six month post-graduate period

G’day & Chao (hello in Vietnamese),

It has been a while since I last updated (goodness, I realised I have an array of pages/blogs that I write on and I leave this site out).

It is early October – happy new month to you! I hope your endeavours and goals for this month are exciting like mine (or not, everyone’s experiences are different 😀).

I just got back from a short trip overseas and I have already ventured on a new beginning or should I say a new ‘prototype…’

The timing of this work is interesting… Funny how things get lined up… or other events obstruct your vision/goal/aim…

Short story:

I attended an ‘environmental’ event run by my local council near my house. It was ‘sustainability-related’ and I wanted to go to learn about what the council talks about in terms of ‘sustainability’ and I intended to meet the Brimbank team to discuss volunteering opportunities.

I emailed one of the environmental officers and she referred me to the head coordinator. This went on for another three months when there was a month of no contact and I noted it down to follow it up (as I heard of no response).

Finally, the head coordinator agreed to meet me, she scheduled early October (meant to meet her late September but I was overseas) and here I am after a short day at work as an intern today.

I didn’t imagine myself working in a intern(volunteering position) at their office. I imagined myself outdoors helping with their building/environmental events…

Well, I am excited of what’s to come.

It’s a 3 month contract.

I am hoping I get some pay i.e a part time job afterwards. If not, I will make use of the people of different fields and sectors (need to add on linkedin) to help me on my next path on my career journey.

So, working for the council is my ‘first.’ First memory of work.

I’m glad. The office environment (people) are nice & the work culture is pretty good.

Funny, when I first met the team with the head coordinator – she talked a bit about the projects and I shared a bit about me. I realised afterwards that it was an INTERVIEW! (but a semi-informal style which was less overwhelming for me & lucky!)

I share my thoughts on my first day:
https://medium.com/@juliannewrites/first-day-of-intern-work-d855c3f66be9

Thank you for reading,

j-nguyen

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