Positives: I need to stand out in a competitive market. Community service, volunteering, mentoring, membership in club or society, leadership positions (secretary, treasurer, president etc.) are all viewed very favourably by employers. I will take every opportunity to attend any CPA or Chartered Accountants (Australia and New Zealand) event – meet with employers, learn to sell myself and find out about potential career paths. Try to have a goal or vision of what I would like to be doing in five years’ time. Review frequently the CPA or Chartered Accountants (Australia and New Zealand) home pages for events or information regarding the accounting profession. I have to talk to as many employers and practicing accountants as I can. Sometimes I still need to look for opportunities and not wait for things to last minutes to happen. Continue to be positive!
My advice to future students is: Try to have a goal or vision of what you would like to be doing in five years’ time. Talk to as many employers and practicing accountants as you can. Sometimes you need to look for opportunities and not wait for things to happen. Continue to be positive!
Positives: as a first year student i have access to peer mentors and i find that is a great help. also i have found volunteering is a great way to meet and engage with other peers throughout the university
Negatives: my schedule, i would prefer if i had access to evening courses
My advice to future students: time management is key. i found as long as i was prepared everything became so much easier.
Positives: The course structure was very well done, I was able to complete a number of business units, electives and units specific to my majors. It allowed me to further develop my knowledge in many general business areas. Another positive was the hands on experience which i could complete if i wanted too. In my event specific units we were encouraged to volunteer at a number events which were organised through the lecturer/tutor. The resources available to us were also great, for example, we had a number of free workshops we could go to to get help/ for our assignments to be reviewed.
Negatives: Textbooks were very expensive and were different for each unit. Communication with specific lecturers, some of which took a long amount of time to respond to emails causing further stress when assignments were due and exams were coming up. Another negative is that assignments across all units always seemed to be due at the same time, for example I would have four different assignments due within the same week. Another negative for me was the lack of industry speakers, it would have been nice to get more of an insight from professionals within the events industry.
My advice to future students is: To seek help if you need it, there are so many useful resources on campus including workshops, lecturers/tutorers and other students. Many people worry and are ashamed to go and seek further help, but if you think it would benefit you just do it :)
Positives: Was able to complete a work experience placement with Tourism Western Australia which was amazing and really useful. Had the opportunity to apply to work at Disney. Even though I didn't get the place it was really useful interview experience. Able to complete a minor in event management
Negatives: Unit called cruise ship tourism was cancelled which meant I had to juggle my schedule to fit it in. Some of the lecturers were very boring and had been out of the industry a long time. Would have liked more industry professionals to talk about industry jobs
My advice to future students is: Make sure you have a passion for this subject. There is lots of competition for jobs so need to be prepared to work hard
Positives: One of a few unis to offer a specific event management course. Was also able to learn in depth aspects of hospitality and sports environment. Able to do a six month work experience placement which proved invaluable experience. Lots of opportunity to do additional volunteering for large event companies.
Negatives: Wished I had been encouraged to do a minor or a major. Think it would have really helped my resume if I had done a major in marketing. Wish there was more specific event management units, majority were either sport and hospitality based
My advice to future students is: Really think about doing a minor or major especially in marketing as that is a requirement for most event jobs. Take every volunteering opportunity as possible
Positives: Easy to understand, straight forward and there are plenty of jobs in the industry
Negatives: Very broad so far
My advice to future students is: There are so many different areas in commerce there’s bound to be something you like
I found the course very practical and applicable
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