ABI Profile: Matthew
graduated from Monash University in 2021 with a Bachelor of International Business and Bachelor of Business. Matt is currently continuing his studies at Monash in Master of Strategic Communications and Management.
Matt then landed an internship at Pitch Agency Melbourne, which later got hired there as a Digital Marketer.
My internship was with Pitch Agency, a startup branding agency with a focus on digital marketing campaigns. The company was fairly new, just started in 2020 amidst the pandemic, with a team of around 15-20 people. I was the first intern they’ve ever taken on so it was a learning process for the both of us, which is very exciting as it brings a lot of opportunities in terms of where the internship might lead to.
I was working as a digital marketing intern, I mostly helped the team with doing various competitor analyses and market research for the clients that we have, as well as how well the client is doing in their social media presence through branding audits. Other than marketing tasks, I also helped with various ad-hoc stuff, such as helping the IT department with maintaining the CRM platform to keep track of their client database.
I think this internship will help me put my best foot forward in the digital marketing and startup industry, where I’m hoping I could make a career in, once I’m done with my postgraduate study and transition to a full-time position in the company. I’ve also gained a lot of knowledge and inside on the business from my superiors, the CEO and CFO of the company which I’ve had the opportunity to work closely with and learn from, which no doubt would be useful for my career and a valuable asset.
I think the most exciting highlight and achievement from the whole experience was when I was offered a junior position to work under the paid performance department while I finish my postgraduate degree, with the chance to transition to full-time and get sponsored for a Permanent Resident visa to ensure my stay in Australia in the long run. This was beyond my wildest expectations as how it was really difficult for some of my friends to get a sponsorship, with a lot of them ending up having to go back to their home country.
ABI has helped me become a better candidate for companies, especially with their coaching which hones my interview skills and helps to connect myself with the right network. It was through ABI that I got the chance to get this internship and later got hired.
Matthew Marketing Intern | Pitch Agency
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