Celebrating Our Graduates - Asha Gilbee-Giudece

Celebrating Our Graduates - Asha Gilbee-Giudece

Asha is a Bachelor of Communications (Advertising) student who is completing her degree this semester. Asha has had a busy final semester, predominately working towards completing her capstone project, Hungry Talks.

RMIT is proud of all graduating students and it is important to showcase the outstanding work that they produce.

From fashion studies to STEM, the work and dedication that goes into completing a degree is unique to each person. This year, RMIT is celebrating our graduates by asking educators to nominate their students who have stood out throughout their degree.

Asha was highly involved in the Hungry Talks YouTube channel for third year advertising students that live-streamed on YouTube weekly over the semester. Asha’s roles in the online seminar included being an art director, strategist and host which has given her the opportunity to improve her skills for life after graduating. Check out Asha's website with more information here!

Asha provided a few insights on how Hungry Talks has prepared her for the industry as well as why she chose to study advertising and her advice to future students. 

What is Hungry Talks?

“Hungry Talks is a ten-part lecture series that is uploaded to YouTube for the second-year advertising students to watch as part of their course. Each week has a different theme and have special guests that consist of industry professionals”.

How did Hungry Talks prepare you for the industry?

“Hungry Talks gave me the opportunity to speak to others outside of my course, this has prepared me for life after university as it has helped my communications skills. We had a whole multimedia team, so they were the vocational education screen studies students who study here at RMIT”.

“Hungry Talks has made me a lot less hesitant to talk to people in the industry. I know how to communicate with them and understand that professionals are busy. It made me realise that if they don’t reply to your email, it is not the end of the world and chances are they aren’t ignoring you their inbox is always flooded”.

advertising students on youtube Third year student Asha Gilbee-Giudici in Hungry Talks introduction.

What made you choose advertising?

“Growing up I was surrounded by creativity, my Mum’s an artist, she’s interested in sculpturing and photography, that kind of stuff and my dad's a graphic designer”.

“Growing up, I have always been creative, I was not sure what I wanted to do. It wasn’t until l went on a tour of RMIT with my high school that I really decided that I wanted to do advertising. It wasn’t an option to attend any other university because the course really stood out to me”. 

How was your university life? 

“Due to covid, it was difficult to join clubs and get involved with uni life, although I had two weeks of classes on campus and met really great people who I am still friends with now. The course is very group work heavy, so it made it easier to meet people”.

What advice do you have for future advertising students? 

“Find a mentor whether that's like a uni lecturer or someone in the industry or from an internship that you keep in contact with. I was lucky enough to have John Dingeldei who is a legend! I had him in my first year and he was amazing! He explained everything so well and was super caring and made the classes interesting. He has been my mentor throughout the whole of Hungry Talks”.

“Keep putting yourself out there, it may be tough but it is about being consistent. It is never too early to start applying for internships, this field is competitive so it doesn’t hurt to get on top of it.” 

“Do Hungry Talks as your capstone! it was a lot of work, but it's a really good way to make connections put yourself out there.”

youtube hugry talks 2022 graduating advertising students on YouTube video Hungry Talks
02 November 2022


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