This year BBELS has had the pleasure of adding some new members to its staff. In this post we would like to introduce you to Marcos. Marcos works in our Student Services team at reception 5 days a week. Marcos is always extremely positive and willing to help you. He is originally from Brazil and he studied in one of our IELTS classes a couple of years ago.
What is your role here at BBELS:
My role is to look after reception, acting as a Student Services officer, and administrative assistant. Lately, I have been getting more involved with the Brazilian Marketing initiatives, dealing with Brazilian agents, students and direct enquiries. I have also been looking after our social media channels, Facebook, Instagram and Facebook Brasil, with the support of our team-mates.
Where are you from? How is your life in Byron Bay different from your life back in your hometown?:
I am from Santos/SP – Brazil. My life in Byron is quite simple and a lot more fun compared to my latest busy years when I was living the rat race in São Paulo. The amount of time that I have to dedicate to things that I love is the main difference in my life here compared to my life in Brazil. Living in São Paulo, I was waking up, working and going back home to sleep. It is also important to mention how close I am to nature, which matters a lot to me, living in Byron Bay. On a daily basis, I am able to go to the beach, work and go out – which is almost impossible in Brazil.
What advice would you like to give our students at BBELS?:
Be open! I usually tell the students that I have the opportunity to meet and chat, that they are going to write their own story in Byron Bay. So, being open to what arises is crucial!
Where are some of your favourite places to spend your free time in Byron Bay?:
White’s Beach for the beauty and secluded atmosphere. Broken Head, Tallows Beach and The Pass for the surf and beach sports. Main Beach if you want to enjoy the talented artists playing free gigs by the beach, the drum circle, tourists, and so on.