Alumni Spotlight: Sol Rodriguez

What originally inspired you to intern in Melbourne with AIDE Abroad?

Sol: I was in Melbourne already when I heard about AIDE Abroad, I had already finished my marketing degree at RMIT and didn't really know where to go from there. So I decided to try an internship and see what real business life is about internationally.

Sol with some friends enjoying their time in Australia

Describe your day to day activities as an intern in Australia.

Sol: I was working for a digital marketing company with offices in Sydney and Melbourne. I had to go to meetings, I had to take notes on conference calls, talk to clients, design in-house web strategies, do marketing research for new projects and social media interaction in client's sites.

Sol and other AIDE Abroad interns working hard in Australia

How has this experience impacted your future?

Sol: Personally, it was an awesome experience, it gave me the opportunity to experience business life abroad, and I met awesome people I'm still in contact with. Professionally, it opened doors back in Mexico, working overseas was a huge challenge, that is now valued by my employers. Academically, it taught me lots of things I didn't learn at uni. Practice is way different than theory.