Media and Communications | Scope Australia
This experience has reminded me why I love what I study and has brought a fresh perspective to my passion for filmmaking and storytelling as visual forms of communication. I feel privileged to be able to have had this placement experience, and be able to walk away with new found skills and knowledge about the workforce. It has given me a sense of confidence as a young person stepping into the world and I feel prepared and inspired to pursue a future career path within film, or in any workforce for that matter.
The office culture here in CIRC is relaxed and respectful. Everyone here is friendly, accommodating and supportive, which makes work enjoyable because you feel valued as an employee. One thing I appreciate about the managers here in CIRC is the level of trust they uphold in staff by not micromanaging. I feel more empowered to do my work when I feel respected by authority figures who trust me to complete tasks and manage my own time. I come to work feeling safe, valued, supported and enabled to do my work to the best of my abilities.
I’m going to continue to enjoy majoring in Cinema and Screen Studies, as my passion for film and storytelling acts as a driving force in my future career path. I feel more open minded and I’d love to apply the skills I’ve gained into my studies. Many of these relate to behavioural changes I’ve picked up and evolved whilst on placement, such as healthy sleeping patterns and planning out my day/week using my Outlook calendar to hold myself accountable and refrain from procrastinating work tasks.
I’m confident that the skills and knowledge I’ve gained whilst in this full-time placement has equipped me with the right tools to step into another full-time position and will serve as a huge benefit in appealing to future employers. What I am hoping will be clear to my future employers is a young candidate who has experience in the demands of full-time work, and understands the kind of discipline required, having proven a willingness to adapt to this lifestyle whilst maintaining positive attitudes to working life and job opportunities.
Being in a professional placement allows you to develop a deeper understanding of who you aspire to be and what you want to do in your life. You gain new insights and a better understanding of what it means to work professionally within an organisation and you can implement these skills into your studies and everyday lifestyle. It’s an opportunity to step out of that student bubble and experience what it is like in the ‘real world’ and what life could be like after graduating from university, ultimately setting you up for future employment.