UTSNZ Intern Begins Job Hunt with New Skills and Contacts

UTSNZ Intern Begins Job Hunt with New Skills and Contacts

This month UTSNZ bids farewell to our Marketing Intern for 2021, AUT postgraduate marketing student Chloe Bardsley. Alongside putting together this e-newsletter every month, Chloe assisted the marketing team at the National Tertiary Badminton Championship and provided student insight to UTSNZ in a number of key areas.

With career ambitions of working in sports media and journalism, Chloe was able to use the role to sharpen her skills, uncovering student stories for Compete & Connect and providing feedback to UTSNZ in areas like social media, live streaming, and events. “I loved being able to bring the student voice and writing articles about fellow students, but also getting insight into the management of the events and the competitive environment. It was a great opportunity to mix with the best from every sport, not just the ones you are used to”.

Like many aspects of 2021, Chloe’s experience was impacted by COVID as she was set to play an integral role in the year-ending Basketball and Netball Championships. However, the hands-on experience she was able to gain at the Badminton Championship in August proved to be one of the most rewarding aspects of the internship, running the UTSNZ social media accounts and conducting student interviews throughout the weekend. “I loved going along to Badminton, testing my social media skills and being involved in an event that is well supported by the NSO. It was great to learn more about a sport I have not played competitively, and you quickly learn most sport environments are the same”. 

Chloe leaves behind a legacy that is highlighted by the development of Compete & Connect, the first time UTSNZ has produced an e-newsletter for students, by students. As we look towards 2022, UTSNZ will soon be advertising for a new intern, a role Chloe would “definitely encourage” others to apply for. “If you’re a keen writer, love social media or just want to get involved in sporting events, this is a great way to add to your skillset at your own pace”. 

UTSNZ wishes Chloe all the best for her future and look forward to seeing her out on the sports fields and courts soon! If you’re interested in the Marketing Internship, you can contact us directly by email at info@utsnz.co.nz

Posted: Tue 19 Oct 2021