Meeting HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York

Amy Grogan — GC2018 Sponsor Services Intern and Griffith University Student

My name is Amy Grogan I am currently studying a Bachelor of Business majoring in Marketing and a Bachelor of Public Relations and Communication at Griffith University. My position at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) was as the Sponsor Services Intern.

During my time with GOLDOC I was exposed to a number of different amazing opportunities that challenged and improved my professional skill set. For example, I had the opportunity to attend numerous Sponsor launch events. As I aim to work in Public Relations, exposure to the media was a highly beneficial experience for me which I will take into future roles.

However, the main highlight of my internship was being given the opportunity to meet Prince Andrew, Duke of York, as a representative of the Griffith University Intern Program at the newly renovated Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre.

A few of the interns, myself included, were lucky enough to be chosen as representatives of the Griffith University Partnership at this event. The Duke was given a squash demonstration before meeting athletes, volunteers and interns. The experience was extremely exciting but nerve-racking at the same time, it’s not every day you get to meet a Prince.

For me this was just one of many amazing opportunities I was given while working at GOLDOC, the only way to describe it is an experience of a lifetime.