Timothy wanted a career where his writing skills and ability to make personal connections were highly valued, so he enrolled to study public relations.
I started a degree in media and journalism, but found that it wasn’t exactly right for me. I knew I wanted to write professionally, and work in an industry where personal connections and positive outcomes are highly valued, so I switched to PR.
RMIT is at the forefront of creative thinking, and the environment is positive, diverse and well-rounded. The teachers are all so willing to help and go above and beyond for their students. Knowing that many of them are leaders in their field really helps because the first-hand knowledge that they pass on is invaluable when trying to break into a creative field.
At RMIT I have learnt to be a better writer, not just in the sense of getting words onto paper but also being able to understand content in a deeper way. I’ve learnt to think critically, how to be confident in my abilities, how to network, and how to make myself valuable to future employers.
This year I completed a Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) placement with the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, as part of their public relations team. It was an amazing experience, I was treated like an employee and assigned real tasks to complete like writing media releases and online content. It really helped me put the theoretical side of PR into practice, and taught me life skills that I will take with me into a career.
RMIT is ahead of the curve, teaching students the most current and relevant aspects of the industry and always encouraging us to be innovative and forward-thinking.