During school, Jack Brandwood didn’t plan on going to university or taking any further studies. Securing a scholarship with the West Coast Eagles Football Club meant his sight was firmly set on football training and making the AFL draft.
Unfortunately, an injury in his final year meant he couldn’t be drafted, and his life had to take a different course.
“I remember I finished school and I didn’t get the marks because I’d focused on footy. Then thank god I found out that you could get a Diploma and move into a Bachelor.”
Jack’s teammate and mentor Beau Waters had encouraged him to consider studying before getting into the workforce.
“He drummed into me, if you’re doing a TAFE course, or if you’re doing a certificate just get it done. Because it will help you get a role in some sort of field. And that’s exactly what I did.”
“You’re going to get these spanners in your life that you’re going to bump into, and you need to have a backup plan.”
After studying a Diploma in PR and Communication in 2016, Jack secured a place studying a Bachelor of International Business, Banking and Finance, and ultimately landed a job at financial services company Perpetual Limited.
“I was very appreciative of what Beau said to me.”
“If you’re a new student and you’ve got time on your hands, throw yourself into as much stuff as possible. Everyone at RMIT that I’ve met has always been willing to help.”
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