While the team was wonderful, and I learnt a lot about the world of public relations, I didn’t want to write about the typical learnings of an intern, that possibly no one would be interested in!
I did want to write about a different side of my internship. So I decided I would tell a few stories, not about my internship, but about my life since my internship….
Not many people are fans of construction and roadwork, always having to slow down and stop to let everyone through. I’m one of those people: it’s definitely not my favourite part of the day!
However, I seem to have found a new interest in roadworks and construction. Now, as I slow down for roadworks, I look at the machines and do a bit of client spotting. I can identify a Kobelco, and I like to see if I can work out what kind of machine is at work. Is it an excavator or maybe a backhoe?
When I see a giant machine driving on the road alongside the cars, I now know if it’s a JCB.
When I’m in a supermarket carpark I now notice the tractor-like machine towing the trolleys.
While I expected my time at Hardman Communications would broaden my knowledge of Australian industries, this is not quite what I expected. Isn’t it funny the way our occupations colour the eyes through which we see the world?
I had a great time at HC and look forward to learning many more interesting things as I embark on my communications career. Who knows where it will take me!