Planning on studying Business and Economics at university? Breanna Franklin’s internship provided her with the necessary skills and real-world experience that made her stand out to potential employers.
“I’m glad that I did choose to do the internship and it is quite manageable with your studies.”
Breanna Franklin, a Bachelor of Business student always knew she had a passion for marketing and human resource management. But her path to success wasn’t always straightforward.
“I was working in a pharmacy, got offered full time there at the end of college, it wasn’t really what I wanted to do”. With a keen interest in business studies, she decided to pursue a Bachelor of Business. Choosing the University of Tasmania was an easy decision for her, as it allowed her to study in town, close to shops and cafes.
During her first semester at university, Breanna took up an internship at MyState Bank. Although the internship wasn’t compulsory for her degree, she saw the value in gaining real-world experience.
Throughout the internship, Breanna impressed her supervisor Laura with her ability to take information and develop it further with her own ideas. Laura admired Breanna’s independence, self-motivation, and clear communication.
The value of the internship extended beyond the work experience itself. “My last day of the internship, I asked her (Laura) if she would be happy to be a reference for me moving forwards.” A week later, Breanna received a text from Laura offering her a part-time position with MyState for six months, which she eagerly accepted.
Breanna attributes her current job opportunity to her internship experience. Without it, she believes she would not have secured this amazing opportunity. The internship provided her with the necessary skills and real-world experience that made her stand out to potential employers.
Breanna’s journey from pursuing her interests in business studies to finding success through an internship is truly inspiring.
Story courtesy of University of Tasmania