Completing a Graduate Diploma in Journalism gave Sian Johnson a range of practical skills that helped her to feel confident when applying for jobs and going out on internships.
RMIT is a great place to study journalism. Despite the changes in the industry, fascinating jobs and opportunities are still abundant.
Sian Johnson believes that the staff and internships were the best part of her Graduate Diploma in Journalism.
“Having small class sizes meant that teachers paid close attention to students, getting to know them on an individual level.”
She completed three internships during her year at RMIT, with The Age, the Bendigo Advertiser and Channel Nine.
“All of these experiences taught me a huge amount, and allowed me to gain great insight into the industry. I also had quite a few articles published that really helped me to build a good portfolio.”
Sian also won the 2015 Herb Thomas Memorial Award for her achievements during her time studying journalism at RMIT.
“The award was a great boost for me at the beginning of my career.”
“I am really happy with where I am at the moment, working in a niche online journalism environment. I hope to continue along this path and stay working in digital journalism.”