Jack Ebert

Marketing Clerk
BBus.(Marketing and HRM) (in progress)

jack photo webGrowing up I was always indecisive about what career I wanted to pursue. Some of the more seriously considered choices I dwelled on were construction worker (even wanted to call my company Jack of All Trades), physiotherapist, sport and exercise scientist, events manager, personal trainer, writer, and there are probably dozens more which flicked through my mind more than oncethe list goes on. One thing I was sure of, was that sport and fitness was always something I was drawn to. Whether it was playing, coaching, or training,fitness in general but more specifically rugby league has always been an integral part of my life. At 12 years old, I, along with a a few of my teammates from the footy club, and myself all decided to have a go at refereeing rugby league. “How hard can it be?” we all thought, “We already know all the rules”. Some lasted just one season, others a few more, but I have stuck with it and been refereeing rugby leaguegames for nearly 10 years ever since. I’ve had the opportunity to I haveofficiate e at State and National level carnivals throughout my refereeing, as well as the National Youth Competition and Intrust Super Cup, which has put me on a pathway to officiate at an elite level. I am a member of the Queensland Rugby League Referees High Performance Unit, and also a member of the National Rugby League Referees High Performance Academy. Funny how the kid who couldn’t decide on what to do with his life, now wants to make a career out of being a professional decision maker!

While sport is something I love, I am also working hard to complete my university degree. Even at university I still couldn’t pinpoint what study I enjoyed, and so tried my hand at Financial Management here at JCU in Townsville. But after aA year of complex maths later, I decided that it was not for me, and switched to a double major business degree of Marketing, and Human Resources Management. I am delighted to have found what I believe to be a fulfilling career path, and am currently in the final stage of my degree, with placement being the last component I need to complete in order to graduate. So, all things going to plan, I will be finished my studies at the end of July this year. I’m beyond excited!

The final component of my degree is work placement, and I was lucky enough to be accepted into JCU’s Work Integrated Learning program offered to business students. This gives me the chance to participate in real work as a professional intern, and also how I ended up here at Be Psyched as a Marketing Intern. Although I have only been here a short time, the lovely team have already welcomed me with open arms! To be a part of such a wonderful and professional organisation that takes pride in helping people better themselves in so many different aspects of their lives is such a privilege, and fills me with so much joy being able to help in any capacity. While my placement with Be Psyched is until the end of July, once I graduate, I hope to work for an organisation that makes a difference – something I am lucky enough to have found already at Be Psyched!