I was recently fortunate enough to be selected to join a group of university students across Australia, in an invaluable and unforgettable experience. Working in rural India with a social enterprise.
The social enterprise I was working with is known as 40K Plus. I was a part of the Media/Marketing project, this meant in a team of four we would be creating and collecting content, to form the three microdocumentary’s which would make up the marketing materials that 40K can use for audiences such as future investors/partners, university students and much more.
The whole experience was amazing, and I would recommend it to anyone who is up for a rewarding challenge. Not only did I learn about business structures, cinematography, photography, using programs such as Adobe Premier Pro to edit footage, but I also learnt how to be dependent, financial stable, how to work in a team and how to be a leader. From being in rural village to and pitching one on one pitch to the Indian CEO of 40K, I have learnt so much about India, social enterprises and myself.
The marketing material made for 40K is now the first piece of content I can put in my portfolio, which I will be able to show for future job interviews or even other programs/internships that I apply for.
During the program we had a couple days each week to do our own travel, in this time I was able to complete the Golden Triangle (Delhi, Agra & Jaipur) as well as explore some of the most beautiful places, I had never heard of, these include, Mysore and Hampi.
One of the best parts is, all these skills I have learnt while on the program are transferable for all my future studies, career prospects and life experiences, this trip is definitely an experience I will never forget.
By Sofia Warwar