Monash journalism graduate Morsal Bashir is a communications officer at Monash City Council.
Morsal offers some insight into her journey in the field of journalism. Read her profile here …
Name: Morsal Bashir
Course: Bachelor of Journalism
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts
Dept: School of Media, Film and Journalism
Year graduated: 2015
What was the best aspect of studying journalism at Monash?
The diversity in classes and the fantastic and super supportive tutors. I honestly loved my time at Monash and am grateful for the experience I had there.
Did you balance uni life with a job?
Absolutely. I worked part-time all the way through uni as well as doing many internships and enjoying a social life. I’d love to say this was easy but truth be told, I threw a hissy fit more times than I care to admit. It all worked out in the end though!
Why did you choose to study journalism at Monash?
Monash is a great university and has an outstanding reputation. Plus, the course itself offered exactly what I wanted – great units and real world experience.
What is your dream job?
I consider myself really lucky because I feel like I’m already in my dream job. I’ve always been interested in local government and recently started as a Communications Officer at City of Monash. My role allows me to draw and build on my copywriting, social media content creation and video production skills. It’s essentially everything I wanted rolled into one!
Who has been your biggest career influence and why?
There are so many people who have influenced me over the years. Friends, family, colleagues, etc.
I’d have to say a stand out is my supervisor from when I interned at Light FM a few years back. She took me under her wing, did everything in her power to build my skills and confidence, and she always believed I could do anything. She’s now a friend of mine and still pushes me to be the best I can be. She’s the person I go to when I need a pep talk.
A small family-run bookstore. It was the perfect place to start out when I was 15 – I loved to read and the family who owned it were a delight to work for
I worked at another book store a couple of years down the track. I won’t go into detail but this is what I imagine hell to be like.
What is your favourite place in the world and why?
That’s a toughie because I haven’t had the chance to travel yet … I’ll get there soon!
What is your favourite place to eat and why?
There’s very little I like more than Italian food so if carbs are on the table, I’m good to go! Otherwise I absolutely love Misschu for my Vietnamese fix.
What is the best piece of advice you have received?
‘The only person who can make anything happen is you.’
Tell us something about yourself that your uni colleagues wouldn’t know?
I’m great at darts. Really.
Protected: Media Matters Seminar Series
There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.
Global Correspondent unit launches in Europe
Take two groups of students at universities situated at the opposite side of the globe, put them at Monash Prato in northern Italy and mix in a few days at EU institutions in Brussels and you get Global Correspondent.
Not jobs and growth but post-capitalism
The term “creative industries” was first applied to the cultural sector by UK New Labour in 1998, … Continue reading Not jobs and growth but post-capitalism
Simons shares wisdom with journalism students
Award-winning journalist, author and academic Margaret Simons recently joined the journalism department in Monash University’s … Continue reading Simons shares wisdom with journalism students
Christiane Barro wins Walkley for Student of the Year
Monash journalism student Christiane Barro won the Walkley Award for student journalist of the year in Sydney last night.
Calla unafraid of challenging storytelling
For Calla Wahlquist, after giving up on becoming a vet it was working as a … Continue reading Calla unafraid of challenging storytelling
Journalism academics engage with Senate Committee
Dr Colleen Murrell from Journalism (MFJ), gave testimony on 11 July before the ‘Senate Select … Continue reading Journalism academics engage with Senate Committee
From screen to sound for Hayley
After completing her Honours in Film and TV studies at Monash, career success for Hayley … Continue reading From screen to sound for Hayley
Curiosity and critical thinking propels Anders’ career
For Anders Furze, studies in Film and TV has led to varied career outcomes. But … Continue reading Curiosity and critical thinking propels Anders’ career
John settles into a career behind the camera
For John Holdsworth, a clear vision of what he wants to achieve has led to … Continue reading John settles into a career behind the camera
Monash gives Alasdair access to industry
For Alasdair Mulligan having access to Monash tutors and lecturers active within the journalism industry … Continue reading Monash gives Alasdair access to industry
Smethurst wins Press Gallery Journalist of the Year
News Corp national political editor (Sunday editions) and Monash University alumna Annika Smethurst has won the 2017 Press Gallery Journalist of the Year.