With a Professional Communication degree Brandon hopes to reach his dream job as a Communications Advisor for political figures or as a Communications Director for a not for profit organisation.
RMIT was always my first preference for study. The idea of studying in the heart of the city was my main reason. But after first going to an open day and seeing how confident and proud students are to be a part of the RMIT community, that is what really sold it for me. The facilities and strong industry connections just happened to be a bonus for choosing to study at RMIT.
RMIT has given me experiences in areas I would never have thought I’d be interested in. From working with live briefs from Grey Advertising, Tourism Victoria and Volkswagen to completing a work-integrated learning (WIL) study with the Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust. All of my experiences have enriched my knowledge of the communications industry and reaffirmed how far I can go with my degree.
After being offered an internship from one of my tutors as a publicity intern for the Midsumma Festival, I was able to put theory into practice from day one. The industry experience gave me confidence in my own abilities while also encouraging me to become more confident in networking. Doing so, I have gone on to work with the Victorian Department of Education and build my career profile.
RMIT trains students to enter a career and not just a job. Every course I’ve studied has been directly linked to finding work in the industry. RMIT maintains relationships with alumni and current professionals who directly inform what should be taught, so that graduates can meet what is needed in industry. The training is more vocational instead of just theoretical.
I’m confident my degree will take me all over the world. I hope it will take me to high ranking positions such as Communications Advisor for political figures or Communications Director for NGO’s and not-for-profits.