Student opportunities

There’s nothing like hands-on work experience, and hearing from participants in the journalistic field, to hone your skills and refine your approach.

Work experience, job opportunities and information about awards and events are posted here regularly for the information of Curtin Journalism students:

NEWSSPEAK

Newsspeak is the Curtin Journalist Club, for students from any discipline in the university.

NewsspeakNewsspeakers meet every Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm to discuss the news of the week, socialise and support fellow students and listen to master classes from leading industry experts.

Though Newsspeak was only formed in semester one of 2014, there has been a high turnout to listen to the guest speakers.

Highlights to date have been learning about how to impress a panel during interviews from Andrew O’Connor, listening to what is involved when applying for and becoming an ABC cadet with Steph Dalzell, and the ins and outs of freelance reporting with Curtin Journalism lecturer Bonita Mason, Tiffany Venning of the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance, and freelance journalist Michelle Wheeler.

Find out about all the great presenters and events we have coming up by following us on Facebook at ‘Newsspeak Curtin‘.

WOMEN IN MEDIA

Women in Media is a not-for-profit networking group for journalists and communications/public relations/media specialists in Western Australia.

WIM logoEach year three networking events are held with an average of 100 women attending. Men also attend and are always welcome.

While the theme/topic, format and location changes from event to event, what doesn’t change is the opportunity to be inspired, entertained and informed by our guest speakers. Attending WiM events is also a great way to meet people in the industry, while enjoying drinks and food.

Increasing numbers of students take advantage of the special student price to attend WiM events, meet experienced industry practitioners, ask questions about getting into the industry and what it’s like once there and, sometimes, find work.

Curtin journalism lecturer Bonita Mason is on the WiM organising committee. She suggests you visit the Women in Media website and register on the mailing list to receive notification of future events.

See you there.