Best job on campus leads to great job in tourism

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Best job on campus leads to great job in tourism


Published on 20 August 2013

Former Japanese reality TV star and soon-to-be University of the Sunshine Coast Business graduate Iori Forsyth has landed her dream job.

Iori, 24, was one of only five Australian students to be selected as a Co-op Campus Ambassador (CCA) in a national “The Best Job on Campus” competition, which saw her post regular blogs about her life as a student during Semester 1 this year.

Since completing this role and her degree in June, she has started working for Sunshine Coast Destination Ltd as a marketing assistant.

Iori, who will graduate in October, said she believed her study at USC had prepared her well for her work, which includes supporting local campaigns that promote the region.

“I feel USC was the perfect environment, as it gave me the marketing and business experience and knowledge to gain entry to the industry,” she said.

“I initially started at Sunshine Coast Destination Ltd as a digital marketing assistant as part of a USC-led internship program and was offered my current position at the end of my placement.

“I have always had a passion for this field, so I’m enjoying being able to contribute to attracting tourism to the Sunshine Coast.”

Iori has had many roles on Japanese television since she was six years old and recently starred with her family in a long-running reality TV show called ‘The Big Family’ – the Japanese equivalent of ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’.

She is also no stranger to the online world, having already attracted more than 420,000 visitors and 1.8 million page views to her own blog, which chronicles her life as a Sunshine Coast resident.

Iori’s CCA blog is at <> and her Japanese blog on the Sunshine Coast is at <>.

— Jessica Halls

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