26 February 2010
Celebrating advertising success
Jeremy Hope, Federal President of the Advertising Institute of Australasia, and Victoria Beranger.
Neil Stagoll presents Jenny Tserkezidis with an Honorary Fellowship with the Advertising Institute of Australasia.
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More than 100 students, staff and industry professionals attended the annual RMIT University and Advertising Institute of Australasia (AIA) graduation celebration on 18 February at the Athenaeum Club.
This long-standing annual event is organised by the AIA to allow the industry to show its support of advertising education and to recognise the outstanding group of talented graduates who will be future practitioners.
The advertising industry sends along its key decision-makers to size up potential recruits, making the event a great networking opportunity for industry and graduates alike.
“It is wonderful to see media, advertising agencies and advertisers working together to celebrate the achievements of our graduates,” Caryl Hertz, Industry Group Manager, Business TAFE School, said.
“Even when members of the industry change careers or employers, they still find a way to support RMIT.”
There were 35 graduates from the Advanced Diploma of Advertising in 2009.
The top students from each year level were recognised with a range of industry sponsored awards, each to the value of at least $500.
The John Clemenger Memorial Award for the Most Outstanding First-Year Student was presented to Alexander Little.
The AIA Most Outstanding Graduate Award was won by Victoria Beranger. Ms Beranger also took home the Bundy Agency Creative Techniques in Advertising Award.
Jenny Tserkezidis, Industry Liaison Officer, Business TAFE School, was presented with an Honorary AIA Fellowship.
The TAFE Advertising program at RMIT has been running for 50 years and the partnership between RMIT and the AIA has been going for 30 years.
ACP Magazines commended RMIT on a fantastic program. “We have employed outstanding graduates from RMIT who have progressed through our business,” Melissa Chadwick, ACP Magazines, said.