It is a good idea to be proactive in promoting your activity while you are on internship, as well as when you get back.
Promotion is not only good for you, but also for your funding body. If you have been fortunate enough to receive a grant to do your internship, it is important to say thank you.
For instance, The Australia Japan Foundation, Australia Korea Foundation and the New Colombo Plan will be really happy to see you tweet, blog, or Facebook about positive experiences.
When you are distributing your published or broadcast work on social media, just add in a a hashtag your funding body: for instance, saying you are funded by the #AKF (Australia Korea Foundation) #AJF (Australian Japan Foundation), or #NCP (New Colombo Program).
You can also tweet that you are from #RMIT. We would be happy with that.
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Alexandra Wake has been a journalist for 30 years. Although initially trained in print, she has adapted to other technologies and now boasts a career spanning radio, television and on-line. Alex has worked in Ireland, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, as well as Australia. Alex worked for three newspapers: The Rockhampton Morning Bulletin, the Mackay Mercury and The Star (Ireland). Alex spent seven years working for the ABC in Queensland. She has spent time training working journalists at the South African Broadcasting Corporation and three years as a journalism educator at Dubai Women’s College in the United Arab Emirates. Alex also spent three years working as a senior media advisor for a Queensland government minister. Alex still tries to work as a broadcast journalist when her academic work allows.
Alex completed her PhD at Deakin, MA (Research) at QUT, holds a Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching and Learning from RMIT, and a Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults from Cambridge.
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