The culture, team and mission at LinkedIn makes it Amy’s ‘dream job’.
“The mission to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce is what gets me out of bed each day,” Amy says on her LinkedIn profile.
“That and great coffee, for as the saying goes, you can take the girl out of Melbourne but not Melbourne and a love of coffee out of the girl!”
Amy completed a Bachelor of Media and Communications at Swinburne – a course which wasn’t actually her first preference.
“There was an error and I missed selection for my first preference. So I came down to Melbourne to check out Swinburne. I did a tour and visited the residences and just knew I wanted to go there,” she says.
Amy especially loved the diversity of subjects and the fact lecturers came from industry. Even though she’s not working directly in the media and communications field, Amy says she uses the skills she learnt in her degree every day.
“I’m communicating via social media channels every day and marketing LinkedIn as a great place to work – which it is. Effective communication is one of the most in demand soft skills today.”
Swinburne was more than just an education for Amy – it was her home. Coming from the country, she lived on residence and met people who are still some of her best friends today.
“I can’t imagine my life without them all in it. My level three floor buddies are still some of my best friends and one of them just stayed with me in San Francisco,” she says.
“We had some really fun days and nights living on res. I can’t hear the theme song of Dawson’s Creek and not think about Tuesday nights in the level three TV room before heading out to Cheers.”