Be a communication student for a day

Students get hands-on at the Bathurst MyDay

Have you ever wondered what advertising account managers, digital media producers or marketing professionals do on a day-to-day basis? Are you creative? Do you like to use your imagination, think outside the box and bring stories to life? If so, you could be headed for a career in communication or the creative industries.

And guess what? You can find out exactly what it’s like to be a uni student studying amazing courses like digital media, advertising or internet marketing.

Solving real-world problems

From 9.30am, our MyDay attendees arrived on campus and registered for the day ahead. Registration was a chance for our students to get acquainted with the campus, get familiar with their MyDay cohort – and get into their welcome packs filled with CSU goodies.

Dr Travis Holland, course director for the Bachelor of Communication, addressed the group and delved into the recent updates to CCI courses. It was a chance for students and parents to get into the nitty-gritty for CSU’s CCI degrees, and learn how recent course updates will build on the already extensive amount of practical experience involved.

Next, the students were grouped together by course interest:

  • radio, digital media and communication
  • public relations and advertising
  • journalism, international studies and sports media
  • theatre media.

They were then given an exciting, real-world project brief – help a major sponsor of the Australian cricket team navigate the media fallout from the recent ball-tampering scandal.

In the scenario, major Australian food company and Australian cricket team sponsor Sanitarium consulted with a range of communication professionals (the students) to decide if they should continue their association with Cricket Australia in the wake of the scandal.

To excel at the project, the students had to think like communication experts – combining creativity and strategic thinking to solve, capture and report on the dilemma in just over two hours.

The best part? Our budding communication professionals pitching their response to the brief to a rapt audience – the rest of the group and their proud-as-punch parents.

The day came to a close with an interactive Q&A session hosted by CCI academics and current CCI students, followed by a campus tour of CSU Bathurst.

What else happens at a MyDay?

Aside from getting hands-on in your chosen career area, MyDays are a chance for you to get to know us – and some of the opportunities studying with CSU gives you.

There’s plenty of chances to meet academics, current students and support staff, and to gather all the information you need to make the best decision for your future.

You’ll also have the chance to apply for early entry to CSU, go on a campus tour, explore our world-class learning facilities and see the different accommodation options available.

Parents are more than welcome to come along to your MyDay. It’s a great opportunity for them to see what CSU has to offer and get some useful advice to guide you through your final years of high school.

While you’re busy getting hands-on with your MyDay project, mum or dad can listen to presentations from CSU staff about the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC), scholarships, accommodation options and support services available at CSU.

After that, course directors will host an information session just for parents about the opportunities, career paths and current trends in your chosen industry.

Making the most of your MyDay

MyDays are all about experiencing what it’s like to be part of the CSU community. So besides your hands-on sessions with our expert academics, you’ll also hear from current students on what life at CSU is like – you might even pick up some handy study tips too! You’ll also have the chance to tour all our facilities (from the library and labs to sports and social areas) as well as checking out the accommodation options.

We always have plenty of people on hand, so if you have a question about anything to do with study at CSU – just ask.

Let’s get to know each other at a CSU MyDay! Keep an eye on our MyDay page and sign up for regular updates.