15 October 2013
Professionals at the forefront of the local and Brisbane communications industry will share their career experiences with almost 200 high school students at the University of the Sunshine Coast’s first Communications Day on Wednesday 16 October.
The 193 Year 10 students are from six local schools: Chancellor State College, Siena Catholic College, Suncoast Christian College, Good Shepherd Lutheran College, Nambour State High School and Sunshine Beach State High School.
The event, in the style of USC’s annual Business Enterprise Day, will involve groups of young people learning first-hand from 20 industry representatives about what it’s like to work in journalism in the 21st Century, creative writing, innovative advertising and public relations in a social media environment.
The two keynote speakers will be Mark Furler, Group Digital Editor, APN Australian Regional Media; and Michelle Evans, Global Digital Media & Business Development Manager, 4 Ingredients.
USC Head of School of Communication Professor Rod McCulloch said the day aimed to inspire and inform young people about careers in communications, and showcase the degrees on offer at USC in these fields.
“They have the opportunity to ask questions of journalists, authors, advertising and public relations executives, academics and other experts,” he said.
“We’ve had great feedback about these types of events from graduates now employed in their chosen industries.”
— Julie Schomberg