In a positive development for KMCC, Chin-Fung Chan, a student at the University of Western Australia joined the team as an intern in early August 2022.   As part of his involvement with the McCusker Centre for Citizenship, Chin-Fung will assist KMCC with a range of marketing and research related activities.   Welcome Chin-Fung!

 

Tell us a bit about your cultural background and family?

I’m from Hong Kong.  My family do not have many rules in our home, or maybe they recognise that I am not so troublesome??  🙂    Actually, my grandparents gave my parents great freedom growing up, and this has influenced their parenting style; so they have done the same for me.

Describe your experience of life in Australia so far.

Perth is a diverse and modern society.  I feel quite good living here.  People are friendly, and the various cultures are well integrated.  The environment is attractive and conservation values are high compared to many other places.  Perth is also a safe place to live.

What are you studying currently and why?

I’m studying geographical sciences at The University of Western Australia.  I find it most interesting and it was the elective I liked most in high school.   The content in geography is….excuse the pun…down-to-earth!  I can explore anything related to the earth, environment, and people.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

I enjoy visiting places around Perth, either in a planned way after research, or even aimlessly if I have no particular schedule.  The second thing is that I love to have sleep-ins at weekends.  I think this helps me release all the stress from my weekdays because I have a lot of early classes at Uni.

Why did you decide to undertake an internship?

I feel that this internship is meaningful.  I can help others strengthen their sense of connection and belonging in the local community.   When I browsed the webpage at KMCC, I could see that it is a very positive place, and had strong potential for learning.

What will you do at KMCC during your internship?

I will be doing a number of things, including writing blog articles for the website, developing press releases, and reviewing and planning social media content.  I will also explore other ways to promote the activities and the Center itself.   So far Renee & Rose have helped me understand how the Centre operates, and I’ve already worked on a number of article drafts, and a mini research project.

If you are a University student like Chin-Fung and are interested in undertaking an internship at KMCC, do get in touch.  We have a number of projects that you can contribute to from research and development; to grant writing or fundraising.    You will have opportunities to apply and extend your skills and knowledge, receive guided support from two supervisors, a comfortable work office, and an employment reference to assist with your career progression.  Write to chair@kmcommunitycentre.org for further details!