Volunteer work helps trainee understand business

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BOBOLEIA Kom, 23, from Jiwaka says working as a volunteer during her studies gave her an insight into working in a business environment.
She is Remington Group’s management trainee who recently graduated with a Bachelor of Business ManagemeBOBOLEIA Kom, 23, from Jiwaka says working as a volunteer during her studies gave her an insight into working in a business environment.
She is Remington Group’s management trainee who recently graduated with a Bachelor of Business Management from the James Cook University in Townsville, Australia.
“I always come out of a challenge being better equipped and learning from it,” she said.
“I don’t waste a challenge because they are opportunities that make you learn and grow. How far you go depends on how you deal with negative situations.”
Kom said she surrounded herself with friends who had plans, set goals and achieved them, friends who let each other know about opportunities, who encouraged each other and gave each other confidence.
“While in university, I tried to prepare myself for my first job by doing a lot of volunteer work while balancing my studies,” she said.
“I worked with the Court Network Inc, North Queensland Women’s Legal Service, UN Youth Australia, JCU PNG Students Association and Study Townsville. I interned at TJIP Patent’s Trademarks and Designs.
“My volunteer work experience gave me an insight into working in business environments and also gave me intangible gains.
“I am now more confident in myself and my ability to work in a team. I can easily understand the vision of an organisation and how it stands in the community. I am currently with the Remington group as a graduate management trainee.”
She sees a lot of potential for the group and its business units.
“It is an international company when you look at its branding, yet it is a national company and that is one of its great strengths,” she said.
“The Remington Group has a one-village approach to everything.
“I love how friendly everyone is. I easily fit in well when I started.”
She said chief executive officer Peter Goodwin was focused on mentoring Papua New Guineans.
“His leadership is about always working and planning ahead whilst trying to build a teamwork culture,” she said.
“I’ve learnt from him that you have be outcome-driven, and to do that you have to be forthright and honest.”
t from the James Cook University in Townsville, Australia.
“I always come out of a challenge being better equipped and learning from it,” she said.
“I don’t waste a challenge because they are opportunities that make you learn and grow. How far you go depends on how you deal with negative situations.”
Kom said she surrounded herself with friends who had plans, set goals and achieved them, friends who let each other know about opportunities, who encouraged each other and gave each other confidence.
“While in university, I tried to prepare myself for my first job by doing a lot of volunteer work while balancing my studies,” she said.
“I worked with the Court Network Inc, North Queensland Women’s Legal Service, UN Youth Australia, JCU PNG Students Association and Study Townsville. I interned at TJIP Patent’s Trademarks and Designs.
“My volunteer work experience gave me an insight into working in business environments and also gave me intangible gains.
“I am now more confident in myself and my ability to work in a team. I can easily understand the vision of an organisation and how it stands in the community. I am currently with the Remington group as a graduate management trainee.”
She sees a lot of potential for the group and its business units.
“It is an international company when you look at its branding, yet it is a national company and that is one of its great strengths,” she said.
“The Remington Group has a one-village approach to everything.
“I love how friendly everyone is. I easily fit in well when I started.”
She said chief executive officer Peter Goodwin was focused on mentoring Papua New Guineans.
“His leadership is about always working and planning ahead whilst trying to build a teamwork culture,” she said.
“I’ve learnt from him that you have be outcome-driven, and to do that you have to be forthright and honest.”

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