An internship at global gaming company Ubisoft is giving International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS) student Gabriela Young valuable marketing experience and a master class in out-of-the-box thinking.
Gabriela, an ICMS Bachelor of Business second year student, is currently on her ICMS Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placement at Ubisoft’s Sydney office. Ubisoft is a global gaming company with offices in 59 locations and around 20,000 employees around the world. Games produced since its start in 1986 include Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry and Watch Dogs, among others.
“I am currently working in the marketing industry for the video game company, Ubisoft. This will help me in my career, as I will already have experience and knowledge in the marketing industry before I even finish my degree,” Gabi said.
“My current role is as an influencer and community marketing intern. Posting content onto the company’s social media, tracking and researching social media posts and writing up reports are just some of the things my role consists of.”
Gabriela reckons the best thing about working in the business and marketing industry is the creativity demanded of her, and the ability to apply what she learns in her degree’s academic curriculum to the tasks at hand in the workplace.
“Each day is different from the last and I am constantly challenged to think outside of the box. Despite the fact I have only been working at Ubisoft for a short period of time, I have gained many skills and I can’t wait to see them develop as time goes on.”
Gabriela’s internship at a global company while studying at ICMS, located in Northern Beaches, Sydney, NSW, and in the city of Sydney, was a major attraction to her choosing to study at the award-winning higher education institution. With over 1000 industry partners and an emphasis on mentoring students towards professional success in their personal lives, ICMS students’ industry training while studying gives them the edge over graduates from other institutions when it comes to finding a job after graduating. In fact, nine out of ten ICMS students graduate with a job in their field.*
“ICMS is globally recognised and has connections with big companies all over the world. In hindsight, these relationships will benefit me when I plan to work in the marketing industry across the world,” Gabi said.
Work experience in the form of industry training, or internships, are built into every degree offered at ICMS, enabling students to be career-ready before they even graduate.
“Another professional goal of mine is to become a leader. ICMS has equipped me with these skills via the college’s unique subject choices, such as Unlocking your Leadership Potential (MGT201A), which teaches students how to guide a group of people both in and outside the workplace.”
While the diverse student community is around 2000 in number, with a mix of international and domestic students, the smaller size of ICMS, relative to other colleges, was perceived as an advantage to Gabi, as individual students are “not just a number”.
“Being able to learn in a small environment caught my attention, as it encourages more participation. Moreover, we have plenty of opportunities to not only learn from our lectures but our peers as well. Everyone in the classroom forms a strong relationship and being a part of it is such a special feeling. Also, nothing beats a post class lunch or dinner by the beach,” Gabi said.
“The biggest highlight of my time studying at ICMS has to be the friendships I have made. Forming these relationships has also helped build up my personal and professional network and I cannot wait to see what we all accomplish in the future.”
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* Internal Graduate Survey (2018).
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