I have something really fun to tell you guys. Should have told you earlier, but haven’t had the chance and nothing was confirmed until now.
Our last assignment in school was a brief we got from a studio here in Melbourne, called Fuel. We had to make a website for office supplies, sorta like a web shop. The project was super boring, sorry to say it, but it really felt like work-work. I’ve always considered graphic design being fun and even though it’s a job it doesn’t feel like it, but this one did. I think having my own website and a bit knowledge about the subject helped me a lot. I finished quiet quickly, with an okay result.
After I finished school, I got an email saying that Morten and I was chosen along with 8 other people to present our website at Fuel. I’d totally forgot that the project was a competition. Fuel was gonna pick 3-4 people who would get an internship in their studio. So on Monday both Morten and I had our presentations. I HATE speaking like that in front of people. My nerves always takes completely control over me and I usually mess up. It was different this time! I was nervous, don’t get me wrong, but I managed to keep them controlled and I felt the presentation went really well. I had so much adrenaline when I was done. They gave me some feedback right away and it seemed like they were happy with what I’d done. It felt so good.
Yesterday I received an email from Fuel saying Morten, I and two other girls from our class got the internship. Unbelievable. Of 130 students from communication design, we were chosen.
So here’s the problem:
We’ve got plane tickets for Brisbane and we’re supposed to leave on Wednesday (this Wednesday). On Thursday while we’re still in Brisbane, Mortens’ parents are coming to Melbourne (which is stupid as we’re not home, but Morten gave them the wrong date), We get back on Sunday, then my mother arrive the day after. How are we supposed to do a two weeks internship??
We arranged a meeting with Fuel today, explained the situation and told them we could skip our Brisbane trip and that we were only available for one week, and that one week had to be next week. Lots of “demands” and money lost on plane tickets. But an internship like this is something you don’t get everyday. It’s such a big opportunity! And it will look great on my CV. They were so understanding and we ended up getting our internship next week. I’m so happy. It’s a bit sad that we’re not gonna have our weekend in Brisbane, but I think I would give that up any given day for an opportunity like this. We also get to be here when Mortens’ parents arrive, which is really nice. It would be sad if they got here while were gone.
I wish you could sell plane tickets, like you can sell concert tickets. Or maybe not, or maybe just the domestic flights?
I’m glad Morten also got chosen to do the presentation at Fuel and I’m SO happy we both got the internship. I think having him there during the presentation calmed my nerves. He wasn’t in the room though, but I didn’t have to sit there and wait alone with my stupid thoughts till it was my turn to present. Next week is gonna be fun!
This is Fuel. I should have taken a photo myself of the place, cause I’ve been there a few times now, but I always forget my camera. Oh well. This one is from their website.