We caught up with our superstar Marketing and Communications Officer Serena, to chat about her progression from intern to full time employee - check it out below!
CCWA: Hi Serena, how long have you been working with us now?
Serena: Hi! I've been working at Cancer Council WA in the role of Marketing and Communications Officer for seven months now.
CCWA: What inspired you to apply for a role with us?
Serena: I initially approached CCWA to apply for a 20-day placement as a Public Relations Intern, which at the time, was a compulsory component of my studies. I'd always wanted to gain experience within the not-for-profit sector and having been exposed to the terrifying effects of cancer, CCWA was definitely my first preference.
CCWA: Did you find your internship with us valuable?
Serena: Yes, extremely valuable! The Marketing and Communications team put a great deal of thought into my internship, timing it to coincide with the launch of Australia's Biggest Morning Tea - one of their biggest National fundraising campaigns. I was given a budget and full ownership over the planning and execution of the campaign's launch event!
CCWA: Would you recommend interning with CCWA to other students?
Serena: Definitely! Not only will you have the opportunity absorb a wealth of knowledge, you'll also be working alongside an incredibly inspiring and supportive group of individuals who are working together to make a real difference to the lives of those affected by cancer.
CCWA: Have you been provided with opportunities for professional development throughout your time with CCWA?
Serena: Absolutely! In the seven months that I've been with CCWA, I've had the opportunity to learn new skills like professional filming and editing, improve on my knowledge of digital marketing by attending various external workshops and build on my self-confidence through a series of public speaking seminars.
CCWA: What do you love most about working with Cancer Council WA?
Serena: I love knowing that the work I do has a positive impact on the community and contributes to CCWA's commitment of making a cancer diagnosis a thing of the past.
Are you interested in interning for us?
Find out how you can score an internship placement with us by getting in touch with our HR Manager, Kym on firstname.lastname@example.org.