Bleach gives interns fun, sun and work experience

11 Mar
Bond marketing intern Pauliina Solanne at Bleach Festival’s Picnic in your Patch. Picture: Jemima Burt

Bond marketing intern Pauliina Solanne at Bleach Festival’s Picnic in your Patch. Picture: Jemima Burt

By Jemima Burt, Bond University Journalism student 

University student Pauliina Solanne is combining invaluable work experience with fun as a marketing intern at Bleach festival and recommends that all students strive for real work placements during their time at university. 

“I’ve been really fortunate with my internship with Bleach,” she said.  

“I have seen more than I expected and working on projects including some of the Bleach social media pages on my own has taught me so much, every student needs to get this kind of real life workplace experience.”

Bleach festival is an annual Gold Coast event made up of dance, drama, literature and music events that take place around the Gold Coast. 

The three year-old event began last Friday and finishes on March 22. 

It has seen unprecedented rises in attendance, including 8000 people attending Saturday night’s Toolona Street food and music festival. 

Each year the festival takes an intern from Bond and in November last year Pauliina was chosen for this opportunity. 

Pauliina, who is studying for her Masters of Communication, said she saw the opportunity advertised around campus and went and spoke to the Career Development Centre (CDC). 

“They were very helpful in setting up this opportunity and I would highly recommend anyone who is interested in internships pay them a visit,” she said. 

Kylie Pamenter, an Employment Services Specialist from the Bond CDC, said that Pauliina’s positive internship experience is one of many success stories and that every student should do some form of real work experience during their time at Bond. 

“The aim of internships is getting students to engage with employers on the Gold Coast and getting that experience,” she said.

“The more experiences they get, the more real life experience – that’s stuff you can’t buy.”


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