Celebrating our graduates – Conor Lynch

Celebrating our graduates – Conor Lynch

COVID-19 lockdown and restrictions presented many challenges for students, and for RMIT graduate Conor Lynch it meant overcoming technological and logistical battles to come out on top of his studies.

“Finishing the course has been bittersweet, I’ve had so much fun with students and teachers in the studio this year, but I feel ready to start finding my way in the industry.”  

Together with classmates from Screen and Media Studies, Conor helped produce Hungry Talks, an RMIT student-run, online seminar series created to introduce young creatives to the world of advertising. COVID meant that Conor and the team had to face a technical uphill battle, including arranging producers, guests and crew to connect remotely all using different set ups.  

“You really feel like you are pushing these technical boundaries with what you’re trying to produce.  
   
But after all the Hungry Talks’ meetings and tech rehearsals, the preparation and planning pays off, and you feel so proud to be working with such a great team on a fantastic new production.”  

Since Conor has completed his Certificate IV in Screen and Media Studies he’s begun work on show ideas to hopefully produce through RMITV, and has started looking for opportunities to working in the production industry and give back to RMIT students.  

“Throughout this course I’ve been lucky to benefit from all the industry connections and former graduates willing to come back and share their experiences and practical tips, and I would love to pay it forward to RMIT in the future. 

“RMIT gives you access to such great facilities, supportive teachers, skilled studio technicians, and a crew of students willing and able to help with a production.   
 
You only get one year to do this course, so if your course feels right and you stick with it, take on as many opportunities as you can and make your year count for all it’s worth.” 

Student sitting with headphones on in front of computer 2021 graduating RMIT Certificate IV in Screen and Media student Conor Lynch.

Conor’s advice for students? 

“After years of doing other courses, it took me a long time to take the plunge and study something I wanted to do, rather than study something I thought I should do.  
   
Don’t study what people tell you to study, or what they think is good for you; pursue what you want to do, when you’re ready to do it."

14 December 2021

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