Florida native Caroline Vetter has made it to the elite top 25 applicants for the Wildlife Caretaker position in Tourism Australia’s world famous ‘Best Jobs in the World’ competition.
Beating out close to 45,000 other applicants, Vetter is one step closer to winning the six-month position and realizing her dream.
Vetter submitted a 30-second video last month in which she explained to the judges why she should be considered for the wildlife caretaker position, one of six dream jobs. The other jobs listed were chief funster, park ranger, taste master, outback adventurer and lifestyle photographer, each paying the winner $100,000.
You can watch Vetter’s video here: http://youtu.be/j4olBvlSFAY
The wildlife caretaker position would take Vetter to Kangaroo Island in South Australia, where her daily work includes looking after kangaroos, swimming with dolphins and sea lions, cuddling with koalas and sunbathing with seals on the beaches of Seal Bay.
Graduating from Florida State University this month, and planning to continue her career in animal conservation and ecology, Vetter most recently landed an internship with Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, one of the top-rated zoos in the U.S., working closely with elephants and rhinos.
The ‘Best Job in the World’ finalist has also previously worked at a cheetah preserve in South Africa and as a summer intern with the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, home of Winter the Dolphin, the inspiration for the 2011 family blockbuster “Dolphin Tale,” starring Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd and Harry Connick Jr.
A lifelong animal lover and passionate ecologist and conservationist, Vetter plans on donating a portion of her winnings to animal conservation charitable organizations.
“My whole life has been consumed with animals and the care of animals,” says Vetter. “To have the opportunity to not only travel to Australia but to study animals in an exciting environment is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
With over 600,000 people from 196 countries applying for their dream job, Tourism Australia’s ‘Best Jobs in the World’ competition requires potential winners to have an adventurist spirit and positive attitude.
If Vetter makes the next cut, she and two other finalists will be flown to Australia in June for personal interviews, with the winner announced shortly after.
For more information on Caroline Vetter, please visit her video application on YouTube or at http://www.Facebook.com/CarolineVetterForWildlifeCaretaker.
For more information on Tourism Australia’s ‘Best Jobs in the World’ competition and up-to-date candidate announcements, please visit www.australia.com/best-jobs.aspx.
SOURCE: Caroline Vetter for Wildlife Caretaker
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