“The course was the only significant sports-related media course out of all the options I considered. My passion is sport so I didn’t want to enrol in a course that didn’t have any sports elements.
“I chose CSU because of the community feel it offers its students and how easily accessible the staff and resources are. I’ve always lived in the country and didn’t think I would feel at home at a bigger city university. CSU offers a much more personal experience because of the tight-knit community across the campuses.
“I lived on campus at CSU in Bathurst for the entirety of my four-year degree and I would have to say the friends I made over the years would be the highlight. I moved to Bathurst in 2011 from my hometown of Wodonga and didn’t know anyone. By the end of 2014 I had so many memories and friends for life that I will cherish forever.
“I was very fortunate, with the assistance of CSU Global and my course director, to travel to Denmark in my final year for two weeks placement working at the Wheelchair Rugby World Championships in 2014. It was my first time overseas and a phenomenal experience which all counted towards my course requirements.
“I undertook practical placements in Bathurst at the Western Advocate, covering the likes of the Bathurst 1000 motor race and the Australian Masters Squash Championships, as well as heading home to Wodonga for a two-week stint at The Border Mail newspaper in my second year where I compiled stories on a range of different local sports.
“I am currently employed as a journalist at the Temora Independent in rural NSW. I have received an incredible grounding of journalistic skills across a range of different areas since starting in November 2014, which will no doubt hold me in good stead for a successful career in the industry.
“My goal is become a journalist for the International Paralympic Committee. I have been writing for the organisation since my third year of university in 2013 and have been given the opportunity to go to the Paralympic Games in Rio this September. It’s going to be an incredible experience and could open up further opportunities to progress my career.
“Your university experience will be much more enjoyable if you make the effort to involve yourself in the University community, whether that be through your course, a sporting club or joining a student committee. My four years at CSU were the best four years of my life because I made the effort to do that little bit extra to get the complete university experience.”