Phillipa manages placements of international students

Monash journalism graduate Phillipa Rust manages placements of intern candidates in more than 20 career fields at The Intern Group in Melbourne.

She says her workplace has a fantastic progressive work culture that inspires her each day.

Phillipa also manages partnerships with over 100 placement companies and non-government organisations in Melbourne.

Here is her profile …

Name: Phillipa Rust

Phillipa Rust
Course: Bachelor of Journalism

Faculty/Division: Arts

Dept: Journalism and Media

Campus: Caulfield

Year graduated: 2014

What was the best aspect of studying journalism at Monash? Tutors that had worked in the field, and also classes that really explored more than just the craft of journalism and gave us a real-world perspective. 

Did you balance uni life with a job? Yes.

Why did you choose to study journalism at Monash? Top university.

What is your dream job? I don’t think I’ll ever know this for sure!

Who has been your biggest career influence and why? My current job and the people in the company. They have a fantastic progressive work culture that inspires me to work harder and better each day.

First job? Ever…? Waitress. After graduating? Freelance writer.

Worst job? N/A

What is your favourite place in the world and why? London. I interned for two months here after I graduated and miss it so much!

What is your favourite place to eat and why? Anywhere!

What is the best piece of advice you have received? Everything you want is on the other side of fear.

Tell us something about yourself that your uni colleagues wouldn’t know? I now work to help international students and graduates find exciting internships in Melbourne!