Founder and Managing Director of Dig & Fish.
A leader of best practice marketing and communications programs for the food, drinks and leisure industries for more than a decade, Angie currently chairs Wine Communicators of Australia, and is a member of the Victorian Food and Wine Tourism Council and Starlight Children’s Foundation Advisory Board.
With a reputation as a straight forward, direct and pragmatic strategist who always pushes for the better answer or solution, Angie is the brains-trust for Dig&Fish, instilling best-practice operations and leadership across the entire way we do business.
Angie’s TOP 5 TIPS for Interns:
1. Take the initiative – the best interns make themselves indispensable by getting involved, asking good questions and becoming important members of the team. Be positive and get involved, it really helps.
2. Can do – just say yes and get stuff done, again the more value you add and the better experience you are going to have.
3. Ask – it’s not always easy to know what interns want to get from the experience so ask to get involved, ask for help and ask for information and learning. If you do points one and two then companies will be much more likely to provide education and knowledge opportunities
4. Add value – in media and comms if you’re asked to do the media monitoring then read with a purpose and add value to media lists, update contact details and identify opps that might be relevant for the employer and / or their clients. If you think things can be done better or differently, speak up.
5. Be organised – communicate your timetable and exam commitments well in advance – don’t make yourself really useful and then not be there when you’re needed or change plans last minute.
You can tweet Angie at @digandfish if you have any questions.