Monash University journalism graduate Alexandra Bathman still can’t believe she has landed a job she is totally passionate about.
“I sit there doing my thing and I’m like, ‘wow … this is a job’,” she said.
Alexandra, who has been appointed a feature journalist at the Shepparton News, said the hands-on experience in Monash’s journalism course was invaluable.
“I always tell others how great the journalism course at Monash University,” Alexandra said.
“The fact that I have a job as a feature journalist at the Shepparton News before my graduation ceremony is proof.”
Alexandra said the advice and encouragement she received proved helpful.
“I cannot thank the tutors enough. Not only did they teach me how to be a journalist, I was always given encouraging advice to keep persisting, practise my skills and that the right attitude will get you to where you want to be,” Alexandra said.
“They were great mentors and I still keep in contact with today.”
Alexandra said the structure of Monash’s journalism course enabled her to gain necessary hands-on skills in real workplaces.
“I was able to do many placements at different media outlets, which gave me any networking opportunities,” Alexandra said.
“These outlets including the Shepparton News, the news program Weeknights aired on Southern Cross Ten, 95.3SR FM, The Business Spectator, WIN News in Shepparton and the Channel Nine studios in Melbourne and Sydney (GTV and TCN).
“The most exciting thing for me as a student was seeing my own news reports aired for Weeknights, WIN News in Shepparton and two stories being published with The Age’s online publication Life&Style.”
Anderson, Young to discuss press photography
Researchers Sally Young and Fay Anderson pose the question: will changes in technology spell the end of traditional press photography?
Journalism graduates are leaders in their field
Monash University journalism graduates have shown their expertise and leadership in media companies in Australia and worldwide.
Journalism students prepare for OS assignments
Monash University journalism students will have the opportunity to travel to Cambodia, India and Nepal next year to gain real and practical experience reporting on community development issues.
Students retrace historic footsteps of the Great War
Monash journalism students have produced historically significant work in News Corp publications to mark the centenary of the Great War and the contribution of Australian soldiers.
Jenan Taylor awarded Student Journalist of the Year
Monash University’s Jenan Taylor has won the Melbourne Press Club’s 2014 Student Journalist of the Year for her investigative story, A Quiet Farewell.
Jonno’s journey to the TV newsroom
Monash journalism graduate Jonno Nash has made the transition from one of the best print and … Continue reading Jonno’s journey to the TV newsroom
Masters journalism students named Quill finalists
MONASH University Master of Journalism students, Jenan Taylor and Tiffany Korssen, have been named finalists … Continue reading Masters journalism students named Quill finalists
Where are the women in radio?
Monash journalism Honours graduate Emma Nobel has produced an intriguing radio documentary, Where are the … Continue reading Where are the women in radio?
Alana awarded Pulliam Journalism Fellowship
Monash journalism student Alana Mitchelson has been awarded the Pulliam Journalism Fellowship at the Indy Star in Indianapolis.
Caroline and Jade score News Corp traineeships
MONASH journalism 2014 students, Caroline Schelle and Jade Gailberger, have been rewarded with News Corp … Continue reading Caroline and Jade score News Corp traineeships
Alana wins Sir Keith Murdoch Scholarship
Monash University journalism student Alana Mitchelson has won the Sir Keith Murdoch Journalism Scholarship, a … Continue reading Alana wins Sir Keith Murdoch Scholarship
Journalism students and grads make their mark
Former and current Monash journalism students are kicking goals in newsrooms across Australia.