CSU Live Testimonial

Denis Donati

Denis Donati

Communications Radio Graduate

"Charles Sturt University (CSU) prepared me for the reality of working within fast-paced media organisations, with a strong focus on getting the task done, by consistent exposure to real-world stimulus and theory.

"CSU has one of the only courses with formalised workplace internships within highly regarded radio companies. My work placement was with Southern Cross Austereo in Sydney. I worked in the local sales team assisting in the sales process and shadowing Account and Group Sales Managers. It was a steep and worthy learning curve that resulted in a paid position.

"I’ve now been working for nine years in various media companies (SCA, SBS, Fairfax, Macquarie, ARN) across radio, television, events and digital – working up to my current position as Agency Account Director for ARN Melbourne.

"The social life at CSU was constant and stupid amounts of fun. One of the key differences to studying in the country is the smaller student community. Staff were really supportive in helping students understand the realities of working in media. They would find your particular strengths and ways to explore them. I was successful in gaining an Independent Regional Radio Scholarship in my final year of study.

"CSU will give you the relevant learning and focus to get a job at the end, and the smaller university community lends itself to lasting friendships."