Hands on experience through internship for Media Communication student
Student Jessica Adams at her work placement
As part of her third year internship, Bachelor of Media Communication student Jessica Adams is doing a work placement at the office of the Federal Member for Flinders and the Shadow Minister for Climate Action, Environment and Heritage Honorary Greg Hunt MP. Her role involves writing media transcripts, responses, media releases, and assisting with the organisation of campaign videos for the 2013 election.
"Throughout the duration of the course, I have learnt about media releases and how they are to be presented, which was a great help when I was asked to do one! From my film production class, I was taught skills on how to operate filming equipment and film editing programs such as final cut pro, which is definitely going to help when I work on the campaign videos," says Jessica. She comments that the internship requirement within the course not only gives students hands on experience but also assists with applying for full time jobs after graduating.
The different aspects of media taught within the course have been a real enjoyment and satisfaction. She says the benefits of the degree are its variety and broad range of media and communication related subjects, allowing students to focus on aspects of media that are of interest to them.
"An average day as an ACU Media Communication student is always interesting and exciting. Our lecturers are quirky and fun, making lectures feel not so long, but learning a lot. I have found staff to be really supportive and legitimately interested in your future. They really do want us to achieve our best!"
Upon graduating, Jessica hopes to do a graduate program in public relations and communications to help with making the transition from study to work easier. She aspires to become a Public Relations professional.