Recent graduate Fabianna Cinelli got great work experience interning at a top hotel chain in Auckland, during her time at OPAIC.
Now she’s moved to Wellington to start her career in New Zealand.
She came to New Zealand because her partner wanted to start a new life here. Since arriving, Fabianna’s fallen in love with the country, its culture, and the lifestyle.
“I chose OPAIC because I believe it is a solid, well known and recognised institution where I could learn and have support to develop myself and my career.”
Fabianna says she was keen to find an internship while she studied, and didn’t mind if it was paid or not.
Fabianna previously completed a bachelor’s degree in communication and psychology in Brazil and has experience working in human resources.
But she knew she had to take things a step at a time since she was starting a new life in a new country and speaking a different language.
“The main goal was to learn and understand the work environment in New Zealand.”
She also wanted to create networking opportunities, develop herself as a professional, do some team work, and gain knowledge of New Zealand law.
Last but not least, she wanted to gain confidence in a new environment with a new language.
Fabianna says she had the support of the Corporate Relations and Employability staff at OPAIC. They helped her find her internship at one of the biggest hotel chains in the world.
“As soon my internship came to an end, I got a job offer and I’m about to start my career in NZ.”
Fabianna will be working in human resources in Wellington.
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