20 June 2013
University of Sunshine Coast graduate Georgia Thom’s feet are barely touching the ground after recently landing a job on the airwaves in Bundaberg.
Ms Thom, 24, has secured a graduate position as an Account Manager with Southern Cross Austereo in Bundaberg and is responsible for selling radio and television advertising.
She said her USC Bachelor of Business, in which she majored in Marketing and minored in Creative Advertising, had prepared her for a range of employment opportunities, including working in the media.
“I feel my USC degree has provided me with a well-rounded knowledge of the marketing and advertising industry,” Ms Thom said.
“This has given me the confidence to step into the highly competitive space of radio and television advertising and to be able to provide expert advice to my clients, encourage their trust and help their businesses grow.”
Ms Thom, who has called Bundaberg home for the past five years, graduated from USC on April 5 along with more than 1,000 graduates at two ceremonies on campus.
She completed school at Hellyer College in Burnie, Tasmania, and was drawn to USC by the quality of its courses and the intimate setting of its campus.
“The class sizes were smaller than city universities and most of the tutors and lecturers had a lot of time for and genuine interest in their students,” Ms Thom said.
“The facilities on campus were ideal, the architecture was amazing and the 24-hour computer labs were invaluable, especially when you left an assignment until the last minute.”
Ms Thom earlier this year won the Sunshine Plaza-Lend Lease Prize for Most Outstanding Third-Year Marketing student at USC’s Faculty of Arts and Business awards evening.
— Jessica Halls