Professional placement at August transcript
FREYA: I'm studying a Bachelor of Media & Communications (Professional) with a journalism major.
The professional placement that I have undertaken here at August
is actually a component of the degree that I have done, the professional degree.
That was actually a key reason that I chose to come to Swinburne.
Having had this actual in-industry experience
it's informed me to some extent around what the professional environment looks like,
so for example, the nitty gritty operational components of what goes on behind the scenes.
I think the things that potentially you miss as a student.
I think that having completed a placement, it will definitely give me a competitive edge.
AZIZA: My name is Aziza.
I completed my placement at August and I am currently working there full time as a copywriter.
Coming in here and really enjoying a culture where I can talk to people
and everyone is really generous and compassionate and talented at what they do
it's really raised the bar about where I would want to work
and really set some expectations around what I should expect for myself and what I really enjoy doing as well.
ZOË: So we do design and develop websites, that's a big part of it
but that also then moves through now to say digital strategies.
I completed a placement when I was a student at Swinburne and so did our technical director Matt.
We both got so much from it that we thought why don't we do the same thing.
All the students that we've had come through on placements have all had a fantastic attitude.
They jump in straight away.
So often in their first weeks we even bring them directly into client meetings.
By bringing in a new attitude and approach, the clients really engage with them.
We get a lot from it. They're having input from day one.
It's a great opportunity for developing a new talent and bringing in a constant pipeline
of great new students that you can develop potentially into long term employees.
AZIZA: I would say that your placement will allow you to try new things,
show you what you enjoy doing, and give you the opportunity to work somewhere that
could give you an amazing future as well.
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