Bachelor of Design with Honours students become Global Citizens in Hong Kong

Frankie Hayman, Troix Kokich, Lillian Lee & Ashlee Metcalfe.

Frankie Hayman, Troix Kokich, Lillian Lee & Ashlee Metcalfe. (Not pictured: Georgia Robertshaw.)

Our Bachelor of Design with Honours students Ashlee, Frankie, Georgia, Lillian and Troix spent Semester One of 2019 interning at agencies in Hong Kong.

Their internships with companies like Nest and Soundbrenner were made possible through our Global Citizen programme funded by the Prime Minister's Scholarship for Asia.

“It gave me the opportunity to absolutely throw myself out there into the deep end. New country, new people, new job, new food, new everything! After getting out of my comfort zone, I feel braver to try new experiences in life,” says Ashlee.

Frankie interned at Soundbrenner. She says she enjoyed working for an international company alongside staff members from all over the world.

“I really enjoyed working in real world work environment. I was able to apply my current design skills to tasks yet also learn a lot about marketing/business and how to alter my designs to work in a retail environment. Being able to learn these business skills alongside design I believe is incredibly rewarding as now I know how to apply my designs to a real world working environment,” she says.

Could you be next? Find out more about our Global Citizen programmes.

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College of Creative Arts
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