Currently undertaking a degree in Information Systems at RMIT University, Will joins August as part of his industry-based placement.
With a background in marketing and experience as an IT engineer, Will brings dedication, enthusiasm, and a strong desire to go above and beyond when it comes to delivering on both internal and client projects.
At August, he works across client services and production, which includes finding ways to create efficiencies and improve our business and operational processes.
His interest in SEO, analytics, and advertising supports his skill set across insights and marketing, and he applies his growing knowledge across our clients in the manufacturing, non profit and allied health space.
During his internship Will hopes to further his skills in business strategy, leadership, and data analysis to continue his career in digital.
To get to know him better, we chatted to Will about his dream mentor, cooking specialties, and what he’d do if he won the lottery.
If you won the lottery would you still work? What would you do?
I’d definitely keep working…just with a few more holidays along the way.
Most importantly, I wouldn’t tell anyone I’d won.
Me on holiday, while also keeping my winnings under wraps.
If you could meet one person (past or present), who would it be and what’s the one question you would ask him or her?
It’d have to be Heath Ledger. I’d ask him about his dedication for each role across an incredible career.
What’s one website you can’t go a day without checking?
ESPN. I love keeping up with sports and everything that’s going on in the world.
What’s one of your favourite things about Melbourne?
I love the dozens of hidden cafés and beer gardens in Melbourne—they’re rich in variety, and each little pocket of the city has its own culture.
Do you cook? If so, what’s your specialty?
I can cook…to an extent. I have a few special dishes up my sleeve, but I’m learning and experimenting with new recipes at the moment.
My go-to crowd pleaser is putting together a mean Bolognese, everyone seems to love it!
What’s on your music playlist right now?
If you could pick anyone as a mentor, who would it be?
I’d pick Lebron James. His drive and motivation to succeed is extraordinary, and I’d like to adapt his work ethic for my own career.
What a pro.
What is one skill in the world of digital you hope to improve this year?
There isn’t just one! I’d like to improve my analytics, AdWords, programming, and problem-solving skills this year.