What it means to join the EWG Academy
Event Workforce Group Academy provides tertiary students with a wide range of quality event opportunities in order to build industry experience. The Workforcer Pathway remains at the very core of everything we do; offering the tools, training and work opportunities to support EWG Workforcers with their transition from study in to full time event roles.
We asked Melanie James from the EWG Academy Hall of Fame, for her thoughts on why students should join the EWG Academy.
“For 2 years I contemplated whether to change career paths, but at the time the thought of changing careers was daunting! Starting from scratch again, completely changing industries and not knowing what the future would bring were scary thoughts. But now looking back, it was without a doubt one of the best decisions I have ever made and I can honestly say that without EWG the transition would not have been so easy or successful.
While studying Event Management our college arranged for EWG to visit our class to explain how their Academy program worked. I was instantly intrigued and quickly jumped online to apply for as many events as I could.
If I wasn’t at school or studying, I was working on EWG events. I was also fortunate enough to participate in EWG’s internship program which gave me a great insight into the company. Along the way I gained so much hand on experience in the sport and entertainment industry which included events such as Little Big Dash, The Color Run and Stand Up Events 1st Birthday, but by far my favorite event I worked on was the 2017 Australian Open as a Courtesy Car Driver.
After completing my course I began the process of applying for jobs within my new chosen industry. My resume was full of experience from a range of events I participated in through the EWG Academy program and I truly believe that without this experience my current role as Stadium Event Administrator at AAMI Park would not have been achievable.
There were 170 applicants for the role at Melbourne and Olympic Parks and with only 1 position available I know that the hard work, countless events and the incredible industry experience EWG offered me during my 9 months of study, was a very high contributor to my successful employment in my new career.
EWG is not only a company that gave me the opportunities to develop my career in events, but it is also the place where I have met so many incredible people and formed friendships that will last a lifetime. And for this, I will be forever grateful to the team at EWG.”
– Melanie James, Stadium Event Administrator, AAMI Park Melbourne
Kick-start your career in events, join the EWG Academy today!