Nathan joins AFL reigning premier, the Bulldogs

Nathan Lay (second from right) interviews St Kilda footballer Jake Carlisle.

Monash journalism graduate Nathan Lay has landed an impressive role at the Western Bulldogs, working as the social media and digital coordinator for the AFL’s reigning premier.

Here is his profile …

Name: Nathan Lay

Course: Bachelor of Journalism

Faculty/Division: Arts

Dept: Journalism

Campus: Caulfield

Year graduated: 2017

Current position: Social Media & Digital Coordinator at Western Bulldogs

What attracted you to study journalism at Monash? The university’s reputation and the opportunities it would provide to help me grow as an individual.

 How did Monash help get you to where you are now? They gave me the opportunities to develop my skills both internally within the university and externally in the workforce.

 Best Monash memory? Listening to the wisdom of Mike Sheahan, Caroline Wilson and Mark Robinson, getting an industry insight from the very best.

 What advice would you give your first-year uni self? Don’t wait to settle in or leave it too late, go out and get as much industry experience. You’ll thank yourself later. Also, use your tutors – they are there to help you develop.

 What advice would you give graduates who are joining the workforce? Be humble and persistent. Don’t be afraid to get your name out there, you never know who will come across it.

 Who has been your mentor? Julie Tullberg

Nathan Lay, while travelling in Japan.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years time? Leader in my field, someone well skilled in the digital sphere as journalism evolves with technological advancements.

 What was your very first job? Deli assistant at Woolworths.

 What was your dream job as a child? Be a professional sportsman, a dream that died very quickly once I realised you needed to be good at sports.

 Any hidden talents? Not too sure, it’s hidden.

 Favourite pastime? Socialising and playing sport, finding that balance between work and recreation (emerging the two where possible).