Success story: GC2018 internships

As part of Griffith’s partnership with the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, students will have access to hundreds of exclusive internship opportunities, including working with the event’s organising body GOLDOC during the build-up and staging of the Games.

The #GC2018 Internship Program offers students a unique opportunity to be part of the biggest sporting event in Australia this decade while gaining meaningful study-related work experience and credit towards their degree.

GOLDOC Head of Workforce Jessica Platts says the internships benefit all involved.

GOLDOC is delighted with the Griffith University internship program thus far, and we are enjoying the eagerness and curiosity the students bring to the organisation.

Jessica Platts

GOLDOC Head of Workforce

Borobi - #GC2018 mascot

“It means our team members are genuinely sharing their vast knowledge in a very meaningful way, which is a legacy from GC2018 of which we are very proud.”

Master of Business/Master of Human Resource Management student Hayley Thomas is among Griffith’s GC2018 interns and has found the program extremely valuable.

“It has been one of the most fulfilling experiences for me, as I not only developed professionally but personally,” Hayley says.

“Being immersed in the organisational culture and contributing has been exciting and rewarding.”

Hayley was offered a paid full-time position with GOLDOC after completing her internship, joining a number of Griffith graduates already employed at the organisation.

“I’m proud to be able to continue my journey from intern to employee,” she says.

Griffith graduates may continue to benefit from employment opportunities with GOLDOC, with the organisation set to grow to more than 1,400 in 2018.

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