Worker finds her call­ing

Fremantle Gazette - - NEWS -

IT was more than just an in­tern­ship when Univer­sity of Western Aus­tralia stu­dent Christy Ho worked at Saint Pa­tricks Com­mu­nity Cen­tre.

The Can­ning Vale res­i­dent said she first got in­volved in the McCusker Cen­tre for Ci­ti­zen­ship, which worked to pro­mote ac­tive ci­ti­zen­ship, which then led her to an in­tern­ship at St Pat’s.

“My in­tern­ship at St Pat’s was the re­sult of me be­ing matched to the or­gan­i­sa­tion, I have been work­ing there for three months,” she said. “My ini­tial in­tern­ship was com­pleted in early Au­gust but I have con­tin­ued to work with St Pat’s and I in­tend on con­tin­u­ing to work closely in the fu­ture.”

De­spite her ini­tial nerves, Ms Ho said she had learnt a con­sid­er­able amount from her time there.

“My role at St. Pat’s was that of a mar­ket­ing and com­mu­ni­ca­tions in­tern. This role en­cap­su­lated the cre­ation of mar­ket­ing con­tent, as­sist­ing with event plan­ning and fundrais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties and pro­vid­ing gen­eral ad­min­is­tra­tive sup­port,” she said.

“I also had op­por­tu­nity to work in front­line ser­vices through as­sist­ing in run­ning recre­ational ac­tiv­i­ties and help­ing out in the op shop.

“These client-fac­ing ex­pe­ri­ences par­tic­u­larly en­abled me to see how St Pat’s is help­ing those in need and the value of the work I was un­der­tak­ing dur­ing my in­tern­ship. My time at St Pat’s re­minded me of the re­spon­si­bil­ity I pos­sess as a cit­i­zen.”

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d486472

Christy Ho is do­ing an in­tern­ship through the McCusker Cen­tre for Ci­ti­zen­ship.

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