We recruited our intern Lachlan from USC’s School of Business as part of the WIL (Work Integrated Learning program) that enables students to earn course credits through placement in local companies and organisations. Lachie will be helping us with a whole slew of marketing-related stuff including his speciality social media. We’re so happy to have him on board.

Why did you decide to become an intern at the IC?

I’ve always had an interest in innovative ideas and entrepreneurship, so I was stoked when I saw there was an opportunity here at the IC. Being just a stroll away from the uni was also a massive bonus.

Why did you enrol at USC?

I originally had plans to study physiotherapy in Brisbane straight after high school but couldn’t go through with it because I wasn’t keen on leaving the surf for the city. So I took a gap year and re-evaluated what I actually wanted to do with my life and pretty soon realized it wasn’t physiotherapy. I had heard some great things about USC so decided I would enrol there and try a business degree, which I instantly loved.

How to do uni like a boss – three top tips for students:

Tip 1 – Get onto things early. Uni assessments have a way of creeping up on you and before you know it you’re completely swamped. The best thing to do is start chipping away at things as soon as you can.

Tip 2 – Go to your tutorials. Going to tutorials is definitely key to doing uni like a boss. It gives you an opportunity to get one on one with you tutor and gain knowledge in a way you can’t by just reading the materials online.

Tip 3 – Study hard but also have fun. Uni is an epic place with heaps of cool people doing cool things. So don’t take it too seriously and spend your whole degree buried in books, go talk to people and enjoy yourself while you’re there.

What are a few ways uni could make learning more fun?

Guest speakers with experience in the business world are always a fun and interesting way to learn, so more of them would be cool. A uni bar would help too…

What are your plans post-graduation?

When I finish I’ll hopefully be working full time with a local craft beer company called Your Mates Brewing. They are an IC member and I’ve been working as their marketing and events coordinator. I’ve been working with them as their social media dude for the past 6 months and absolutely love it. I’ve also got plans to travel through Europe.