Meet Gabriel, our marvelous intern at Accelerating Asia!


Where is your hometown?

Sydney, Australia. Marrickville to be exact.

Tell us a bit about you!

I have just graduated from High School at ISS International School, having completed the IB Diploma Programme. I took Physics, Business and English at the Higher Level, and Mathematics, Spanish and Chemistry at the Standard Level.

What are some of your previous internship experiences?

I was an assistant photographer at the 2014 Singapore YouTube FanFest. In 2017 I worked as an intern at The Singapore Red Cross as part of a working program in my school.

Why did you choose to do an internship at Accelerating Asia?

I chose to do an internship at AA because I am very eager to gather more experience working in an environment that is very business oriented. I believe that working with startups as well as learning how these startups grow give me plenty of insight and first hand knowledge that can greatly benefit my career in the future.

What do you hope to gain from this internship at Accelerating Asia?

From my internship here, I hope to gain some working experience shortly before I go off to university. I want to gain knowledge that will help me in my university life, and hopefully even after. I want to gather knowledge that makes me confident in the possibility of creating my own startup, or working with them in future.

What is your aspiration?

I have too many to be sure at the moment haha. I want to be an astronaut, or a pilot, run my own business, be a diplomat or even own a farm.

What do you like to do for fun?

Travel. Sounds cliché and basic but it’s true. When I’m here in Singapore I enjoy reading, spending time with friends, family and my dog. I love to rock climb and hike, as well as swim and scuba dive.

What songs do you like to listen to?

All sorts, but it depends on my mood. Usually R&B or Rap. I am also a metalhead. In particular Motley Crue, Metallica, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd.

What is your favorite movie of all time?

Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Dunkirk or The Grand Budapest Hotel

What is secret talent?

I have memorized the entire world map and all of its flags. I never even tried to. I just remember them all somehow.

What is on your bucket list for 2019?

Settle into university.

What is your favorite hangout spot in Singapore?

Tanjong Pagar, at one of the many Korean restaurants.

What is one thing that is unexpected of you?

When I work I don’t talk much and I keep to myself. The moment work’s done I am the polar opposite.

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