I am, and always have been, a firm believer in the power of networking. After all, if it wasn’t for networking, I wouldn’t be where I am today within the Arts world. I guess you could say that I am a people person, and I like to meet people and learn about their backgrounds, what makes them who they are today. As someone that writes, these kinds of things interest me immensely.
So, when I was shortlisted, it was a no brainer for me to reach out to other successful shortlisted candidates from the Brisbane Consulate, to organise a gathering for us all. With the assistance of another shortlisted candidate who I found early, we managed to locate, including myself, a total of 13 people of which 9 came to our little gathering on Saturday night.
Because everyone was in the same boat of not knowing where we’re going, yet being excited about being a part of the Programme, I feel everyone connected and bonded well – which was great to see. Now that most of us have met already, it should make the Pre-Departure/Post-Departure Orientations less nerve wracking.
Thanks to all the Brisbane JETs who came out for dinner, karaoke, photo booth and air hockey the other night.
It was wonderful to meet you all, and hope to catch you all soon.