Amy combines digital skills with project management

Amy Foyster.

Monash University alumna Amy Foyster has a challenging workplace role, drawing on various skills she first developed during the university’s journalism program.

Amy, who is the web content coordinator for Online Education Services, also manages projects and stakeholders in her multi-faceted job.

Read Amy’s profile here …

Name: Amy Foyster

Course: Bachelor of Journalism

Faculty/Division: Arts

Campus: Caulfield

Year graduated: 2012

What was the best aspect of studying journalism at Monash?

There was plenty of choice in terms of units and topics covered. It was easily to specialise in areas that were of most interest to you.


Did you balance uni life with a job?

Yes.


Why did you choose to study journalism at Monash?

Monash was not my first preference, RMIT was, but the program and staff were really good.

 

What is your dream job?

Commercial radio host or food and culture writer.

 

Who has been your biggest career influence and why?

It is too hard to pick one. I have always loved writing and my favourite author is JK Rowling.

 

First job?

First job in the industry – editor of a trade magazine called turfmate.

First job ever – paper route!

 

Worst job?

I am lucky – I haven’t had one.

 

What is your favourite place in the world and why?

The Mornington Peninsula to live. It is stunning! To visit – it is hard to beat London.

 

What is your favourite place to eat and why?

Melbourne has so much choice when it comes to food. I love Meatball and Wine bar for a quick meal, Chin Chin is also delicious or Beer and Burger Bar for burgers.

 

What is the best piece of advice you have received?

Follow up with people! Don’t take no for an answer.

 

Tell us something about yourself that your uni colleagues wouldn’t know?

I was a super picky eater until I was about 18 and now I write a food blog and try heaps of different foods.