ON AIR: CSU graduate Hannah Mayjor with fellow students and radio presenter Tim Ross (left).The 10th year of the revised radio course at Charles Sturt University (CSU) has been celebrated by 100 per cent of 2015 graduates gaining jobs in the radio and media industries.
Lecturer and radio discipline group leader in the CSU School of Communication and Creative Industries in Bathurst, David Maxwell said graduates of the Bachelor of Communication (Radio) can be found in diverse roles in the radio industry.
“All of this year’s graduates now have jobs in the radio industry or related media organisations,” Mr Maxwell said. “These students join the more than 100 graduates from the course since it was first established under the sponsorship of Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) in 2000.”
Of the 2015 graduates, Nick Robins has joined Macquarie Media, Sarah Heslop and Gemma Prendergast have joined Nova Entertainment, and Hannah Mayjor has joined Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) Melbourne.
Graduates Frankie White and Tilly Allard have joined the multimedia sections of News Corp.
“A key component of the three-year course is the students’ 10-week internship with CRA members,” Mr Maxwell said.
“During the internship the students not only broaden their industry experience but also demonstrate their learning and ability to contribute from day one.”
Ms Mayjor said CSU’s radio lecturers were not only educators, they were also industry professionals.
“During my final year, it became especially apparent that this point of difference is our strongest asset as Charles Sturt University graduates,” she said.
“We gain not only theory but arguably the more important practical knowledge and connections within the industry that give us an advantage.”
“Every single element of this course was applicable during my internship. I was excited to be an intern, and once the radio station discovered how competent I was, I was given a full-time role. I couldn’t be happier!”
Mr Maxwell said 25 new students will enrol in the course in 2016. Fourteen of these students will come from regional markets through the CSU/Southern Cross Austereo Regional Radio Endorsement Program which is in its second year.
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