Meet the Team: Madalina Phillips
Written By Madalina Philips
Tue, Dec 6, 2016
At TSS Immigration we love showcasing all the talented and diverse individuals we have helped find a place on Australian shores, but recently we’ve turned to the stories of our uniquely skilled team members and how they came to be where they are today.
Growing up in Romania, Maddie brings a unique perspective to her work at TSS. Her qualifications in business and migration law are certainly impressive on paper but it is her dedication and up-beat attitude have made her an ever-popular mainstay of our immigration team for the last 6 years, and hopefully many more to come.
Recently we asked Maddie to share with us a bit about her life before TSS as well as what keeps her inspired inside and outside of the office.
Thanks for your time today Maddie, could you tell us first a bit about where you grew up?
Born and bred in Bucharest - Romania;
What was your first job?
As a uni student I worked on a casual basis for a research company, completing door-to-door marketing surveys and recruiting people to take part in focus groups.
How long have you worked for TSS?
5 years and 8 months
What is the best part of your job?
It’s a diverse, challenging and rewarding job. While no two days are ever the same, every day is about helping people achieve their dream of a better life.
I enjoy going home knowing that I’ve done something worthwhile and made a positive impact on someone’s life.
When you are not busy at work, what do you like to do?
I take advantage of any opportunity to escape the city - get in the car, grab a coffee and go for a drive with my kids somewhere we can be at peace with ourselves and connect with nature.
What is your favourite holiday destination?
Europe and tropical islands as I am a beach lover.
What would people be surprised to know about you?
In my early school years, my nickname was ‘Potato’
What are your top 3 favourite foods?
Mititei a traditional Romanian dish of grilled meat rolls made from a mixture of beef, lamb and pork with spices. A cold beer is a must for this very popular dish in Romania.
Dumplings in chilli oil
Who would you like to meet - dead or alive?
What past clients say about Maddie
Special thanks to my agent, Maddie who assisted me to obtain my PR last year. I approached TSS last year to discuss my visa options after I graduate. Maddie advised and guided me every steps during the lodgement of my application. Though there are some complications of my case and my partner, her professionalism made it easy and a big success. She always provided me prompt reply and assisted me whenever I need. - Rujiya P.
Very happy with TSS, I did my 457 visa application with them and it was successful. Can’t recommend Madalina Phillips enough, she helped form beginning to the end with valuable guidance so everything could work out without problems! - Anastasia Tertilini
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