After graduating, Emily did part-time event roles for about a year in Townsville. This gave her the chance to know the industry from different perspectives, such as event hire, event management and more. After this, she broadened her horizons and travelled through the USA for two months.
“Three days after landing back in Far North Queensland, I was on a plane to Sydney for a job interview and have been here since,” Emily says. “I’m currently working as an Executive Assistant and Event Manager for a company that takes music festivals to regional areas around the country.”
Moving to Sydney wasn’t always going to be easy, but Emily is glad she grabbed the chance to prove herself.
“I’m quite proud of myself for overcoming the hurdle that I knew moving interstate would be,” she says. “It was always going to be challenging, but with a year of work and a complete degree under my belt I had all the tools I needed to succeed in the city, so I took the leap and have never looked back.”