Intern Profile: Claire Oswald

In her final year of high school, Claire promised her much-loved English teacher that after a career in the performing arts that she would become a writer.

Little did she know social media would soon rule the world and career goal number two would become way more exciting!

Name: Claire Oswald
Job Description: #SMPerth Intern March – September 2018
Instagram: @cmbear_ and @hastagintern

“Go ahead, underestimate me”- Steve Maraboli

Professional dancer turned double-degree student; Claire finds great pleasure in proving people wrong. Her bubbly, extroverted personality can make it easy to stereotype but don’t be fooled, she’s a force to be reckoned with!

Ten ears after graduating high school, Claire sat her STAT exam and started her journey at the University of Western Australia. Enrolled in an Arts degree, Claire took an elective in marketing which she quickly found a knack for. Embarking on her second, first year as a mature-age student, Claire moved to Curtin University and is now in the process of completing a double degree in Arts and Commerce (and is loving every second of it!)

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness” – Mark Twain

If you love to talk travel, then Claire is your gal! Post high school, Claire travelled the world as a professional dancer. Not only was she able to succeed in a tough industry but she was also fortunate enough to visit over 40 countries. Some of her fave memories include climbing the Great Wall of China (twice), dog sledding in the glaciers of Alaska (and playing with the husky puppies) and sky-diving off Oahu’s north-shore in Hawaii. It also broadened her mind, and her perspective on the world we live in.

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have” – Maya Angelou

Student by day, dance teacher by afternoon, Claire’s world is one big creative circus. From choreographing dance routines to graphic design to now creating content for #SMPerth (thanks Meg,) Claire’s ‘creative-head’ is certainly being put to good use! In her downtime, Claire is also working on writing and digitally illustrating her first children’s book (so watch this space!)

Get obsessed, totally obsessed. There is no use just liking what you do, get obsessed with it.” – Mario Testino

Claire is obsessed with the creative side of social media marketing! In fact, most facets of her life are now consumed with reading, listening and learning about digital marketing trends. She is fascinated by how quickly social media has taken hold and the influential power it has!

Claire is incredibly grateful for the opportunity to intern with #SMPerth and learn from the social media maven herself, Meg Coffey. Claire also looks forward to meeting you all at the next #SMPerth event!

Claire Oswald
Claire is currently studying a double degree in Internet Communications and Marketing with a minor in Advertising. She drinks her coffee black, has a weird affinity for Aussie hip-hop and has never had a speeding fine.