A career slam dunk

Sport and recreation management graduate, Shaun Hargreaves, chose VU for its leadership in sport and credits the University’s industry ties for giving him a head start in the sports management industry.

"I chose Victoria University because it has an outstanding reputation in the sports industry and I had heard about the industry connections and opportunities that are provided for students. The facilities at VU are second to none, and the Sport and Learning Precinct puts VU right at the top of the field.

I completed two work placement activities during my course. Working within teams at Jump Media and Marketing and the Werribee Football Club allowed me to grasp what is really required in the workplace and the different areas that my qualification could lead.

Victoria University and its staff played a huge role in the direction I have taken today. All of my lecturers were very helpful in guiding my path in the sports industry, even after the completion of my studies. Cementing my current position as office coordinator at Basketball ACT is a highlight. It has given me the opportunity to work within the industry that I have a passion for and put the attributes I gained during my studies into practice."

Courses studied

Bachelor of Sport and Recreation Management/Bachelor of Exercise Science and Human Movement, now offered as Bachelor of Sport Science.

Find out more about sport management courses at VU