Casey started her studies in professional communication with a career goal in mind. But her career horizons expanded as her courses gave her experiences across a variety of industries.
Casey was drawn to RMIT by its reputation for excellence and commitment to giving students opportunities for industry-based work experience.
“Undertaking work experience has been a priority for me since day one because I think that theoretical knowledge is always better enhanced with practical experience,” Casey explained.
"Internships give you an edge when applying for jobs in your desired field and also provide you with valuable knowledge that may not otherwise be covered in the course curriculum."
Because Professional Communication is such a broad and all-encompassing degree, and because of all the work experience opportunities, students are prepared to work in various professions within the media and communication industry.
"RMIT places emphasis on enhancing theoretical knowledge with practical experience, so being involved with industry-based work experience has been a priority for me since day one."
Casey took full advantage of RMIT’s work-integrated learning programs.
"I’ve interned across a range of organisations and have been involved in social media managing, creating news packages and writing feature articles for university publications. In 2015 I interned at RMIT University as a Communication and Events Assistant," she said.
Her experiences included participating in an alumni mentoring program; taking part in a Vietnam study tour; and interning at Melbourne fashion brand FAT, youth-run organisation Oaktree, SYN FM and Catalyst (RMIT’s student publication).
Overall, the opportunities I’ve had to study abroad, work with a diverse range of students and constantly undertake industry work experience have all contributed to my global and driven outlook.
Today, Casey’s hard work and industry knowledge has paid off in a full-time Account Executive role at Melbourne advertising agency WhiteGrey.