Breaking into the workforce

24 Nov, 2020
 
AUT student Caitlin Farnham and Matt Walsh, CEO of the Sky Sport Breakers
AUT student Caitlin Farnham and Matt Walsh, CEO of the Sky Sport Breakers

After having her internship delayed due to COVID-19, fourth year student Caitlin Farnham is excited to finally be working with the Sky Sport Breakers.

After having her internship delayed due to COVID-19's interruption of the basketball season, fourth year Bachelor of Sport and Rec and Bachelor of Business student Caitlin Farnham is excited to finally be working with the Sky Sport Breakers. She will intern for the entirety of the season and graduate next winter.

“I’ve absolutely loved studying at AUT, the main reason being how the university sets you up with amazing chances to learn and gain experience in the industry. This experience has truly solidified that this is the industry I want to work in. At Sky Sport Breakers I’m creating content and getting to know the players. It’s such an exciting opportunity as my dream is to work for the NBA and understanding how the New Zealand professional basketball industry operates is so insightful. I get to discuss my goals and thoughts with the CEO, COO and GM who are all so passionate and helpful with my vision.”

With majors in management and marketing, she is also helping to promote Manuka Doctor All-Star Celebs Slam which will see Chloe Swarbrick, Joseph Parker, Irene Van Dyk and others take to the court this week to raise money for Starship Children’s Hospital.

“I’m looking forward to the challenges of the upcoming season, as the players head over to play in Australia and I will learn how to tactically adapt to another market.”

Struggling from a young age with dyslexia, Caitlin was drawn to sport and felt destined to study and work in the field. She was also inspired by her father, Adrian Farnham who is a senior lecturer at the School of Sport and Recreation. “His support and passion showed me all the possibilities available in the sport industry and at AUT.”

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