Jessica exploring her creativity and work with diverse groups of people
Jessica Yun never imagined she would end up applying at Aurecon because she thought the organisation only hired engineers. Her intern experience made her realise that Aurecon is not just an engineering company – it is so much more!
Jessica sits in the Employer Brand team where she has helped to develop and carry out some of Aurecon's recruitment initiatives, including the graduate campaign. She learned a lot during her Aurecon internship and gained more confidence in her marketing and communication capabilities.
|University of Queensland
|Bachelor of Business Management and Communications
Can you tell us more about yourself?
I am based in Brisbane and joined Aurecon as a summer intern in November 2022. I am currently studying a Bachelor of Business Management and Communications at the University of Queensland. I am passionate about my area of study because I get to explore my creativity and work with diverse groups of people and sectors.
Why did you choose to join Aurecon’s intern programme?
I initially thought that Aurecon only offered engineering roles, but I found out that they also have an Advisory sector, and they were looking for a Brand, Marketing and Communications student advisor.
I decided to apply for the internship program because I wanted to gain more professional experience in my field and Aurecon offered a lot of professional and personal development opportunities.
Can you tell us about your role and the team you are part of?
The Brand, Marketing and Communications team is very broad, I sit in the Employer Brand team where I have helped to develop and carry out some of our recruitment initiatives including the graduate campaign.
My favourite part of this role is meeting people from different teams across Australia and New Zealand and collaborating with them to capture their unique stories and work experiences, and then being able to share them with our external audiences in the most authentic and creative way.
I learned so much during my internship and gained more confidence in my marketing and communication capabilities. It has been a very fulfilling experience to contribute to the graduate campaign from ideation to execution and know that my work has had a meaningful impact on students and graduates starting off their careers in Australia and New Zealand.
What is the culture like at Aurecon?
When I first started, I was intimidated about starting in a new environment. However, during my internship, I received a lot of support and guidance from my line manager, so I was able to adjust to working at Aurecon very quickly.
People from other teams and even seniors in the business approached me and welcomed me to the company. Aurecon has a very inclusive workplace culture and I really enjoy working here because of the support and strong sense of community that we have.
What has been the highlight of the Aurecon intern programme?
I would say the highlight of the Aurecon intern programme is the people. I loved meeting graduates and interns from different teams and learning about the different types of work they do. Aurecon offers countless opportunities for early careers professionals to network through Limelight events. One of my favourite events was the Limelight Christmas party where I got to try lawn bowling for the first time.
What advice would you give to someone thinking about applying for Aurecon’s intern programme?
As cliché as it sounds – be yourself! Everyone has something to bring to the table and if you are open to learning and contributing your ideas, you will thrive here at Aurecon!