Casey was intrigued by media and communication and decided to study Professional Communication so she could develop her skills across a range of interests.
The media and communication industry is constantly evolving and thriving both at home and abroad. There are always opportunities, no matter where you want to go or what you want to do.
I knew the media and communication field was diverse, but I knew I’d be able to hone in on my interest areas while studying this degree. I was passionate about writing, presenting, editing and strategising, so I took subjects across advertising, public relations, journalism and media.
RMIT places emphasis on enhancing theoretical knowledge with practical experience, so being involved with industry-based work experience has been a priority for me since day one. Last year I participated in a study tour at RMIT’s Ho Chi Minh City campus in Vietnam. Not only did I have the chance to collaborate on projects with Ho Chi Minh City and Melbourne students, but I was also able to learn about the Vietnamese culture and media landscape.
I’ve also interned across a range of organisations and have been involved in social media managing, creating news packages and writing feature articles for university publications. In 2015 I interned at RMIT University as a Communication and Events Assistant.
Because Professional Communication is such a broad and all-encompassing degree, students are prepared to work in various professions within the media and communication industry.
Overall, the opportunities I’ve had to study abroad, work with a diverse range of students and constantly undertake industry work experience have all contributed to my global and driven outlook.