A handful of creative and passionate Victorian secondary students have taken out strong competition across the state to each win a high profile work placement and mentoring opportunity with some of Australia’s top companies as part of Victoria University’s innovative Work Experience of a Lifetime initiative.
Open to Year 10 and 11 students state-wide, the interactive online competition was launched in partnership with agency Leo Burnett Melbourne to help open doors for local students who often struggle to identify their career passion and gain meaningful work experience.
Judged for their creative courage and determination, the successful students provided stellar written and/or visual entries to showcase their desire to gain experience in a chosen industry and will reap the rewards during a week-long placement in July with powerhouses including Mushroom Group, Leo Burnett, Nova FM and Honda.
Elisa Tohi from Marian College is excited to learn more about what it’s really like to work in the entertainment industry with some of the best in the business from Australia’s fastest growing entertainment company, Nova.
“I’m passionate about music, photography, comedy and entertaining people in general, so this is an amazing opportunity to confirm the entertainment profession is the right career path for me,” Elisa said.
Nova 100’s General Manager, Helen Davies, said her team is looking forward to sharing their expertise with the next generation.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for Elisa to gain a true understanding of what the radio and entertainment world is like with mentoring from some of our own amazing young talent. She will get a behind the scenes look at the Nova and smoothfm breakfast shows, hit the streets with street team and sit in on publicity, promotions and sales team meetings,” she said.
Professor Peter Dawkins, Vice-Chancellor and President of Victoria University, said he was extremely impressed with the creativity and enthusiasm of students’ entries to the project.
“The high standard of the visual and written submissions we received demonstrates that Victorian secondary students are passionate about seeking valuable work placements and gaining access to real world experience in order to take charge of their own career path.
“Victoria University has a long tradition of connecting students with high-profileorganisations so they can gain experience that matches theircareer interests. The Australia-first Work Experience of a Lifetime project highlights the importance of ensuring Year 10 and 11 pupils have a worthwhile placement which benefits them and future employers,” Mr Dawkins said.
For more information, visit the website: www.vuworkexperience.com.au.
Leading Australian market research data brand, RDA Research, provides actionable consumer intelligence to help businesses inform decision making and growth strategies. RDA Research wanted to make its unique consumer data available for addressable digital targeting and required a data onboarding partner to help activate their data in an online environment.
Storytelling agency Enthral has appointed Channel 7 reporter and sports presenter Sean Sowerby as its new senior PR and content manager in Melbourne. Sowerby (pictured) started his award-winning career at 3AW before spending more than 15 years in television. Enthral founder and manager director, Cameron Smith, spoke of the significance of Sowerby joining the agency. […]
This week Nova’s Fitzy & Wippa are celebrating 10 years of their iconic radio show and plenty of famous faces have weighed in on the feat! For Fitzy & Wippa’s 10-year anniversary show they were joined by a bunch of special friends who shared their messages and favourite memories over the last decade. The guys […]
Ever since Google first announced it would be getting rid of third-party cookies on Chrome, digital advertising businesses have been actively sharing their plans for life after cookies. And now programmatic advertising company Blis might have come up with the most creative way to get the message across, in a new video which sees company […]
Integrated Melbourne agency Icon has taken top honours in the 2021 SABRE Awards, winning the coveted Australasian Consultancy of the Year for 2021 along with a host of category and craft awards. Icon led a large field of Australian agencies with a total of three major and seven minor awards, including gold in the cause-related […]
Former agency executives Tim O’Neill and Tim Fouhy have launched the auto technology startup Summon. Australia’s first full e-commerce service for prestige cars. O’Neill and Fouhy both founded Reactive, a digital agency, which was bought by Accenture in 2016. Following the deal, O’Neill and Fouhy ended up leading the company’s digital marketing arm, Accenture Interactive before […]