Ruby King has her sights set on making a positive difference in the world. As a proud Wiradjuri woman, Ruby is working towards a career that aligns with her values.

Currently undertaking a Master of Social Work, Ruby is also participating in the Career Trackers program, which creates pathways for high-achieving Indigenous students to gain industry experience while studying.

Bridge Housing has partnered with Career Trackers for several years and we were delighted to host Ruby on a winter internship recently.

Ruby spent three weeks working with different parts of the Bridge team, learning about the operations of a community housing provider. This included in-office experience and remote working due to COVID-19 restrictions. Despite these extra challenges, Ruby stepped up and embraced the experience with gusto.

“I really appreciated my time as an intern with Bridge, as there are not many opportunities to do an internship in the community sector,” said Ruby.

“I didn’t know what to expect but I found everyone was really inclusive and welcoming. I loved the culture,” she said.

With experience as a swimming teacher and a degree in Social Media and Political Science under her belt, Ruby is set to complete her Masters in 2022 and build a career where she can combine all her skills and passions.

“I love working with children and working in the field: dealing with people face-to-face. I would love a job where I can be a part of meaningful change for kids and help keep them connected to culture,” said Ruby.

We at Bridge are certain Ruby has a bright future ahead and we are thrilled to be a part of her journey.