Experiencing the journey

"I chose VU because at the time it was the only degree-based event and music course qualification available, and it built solid foundations for my future career.

I got my first job through networking via VU. I'd started volunteering at music events and at DG Global Events and that turned into part-time paid work and then a full-time job.

I am now head of Corporate Events at Tennis Australia and look after corporate and live experience events, including our VIP functions and the Australian Open. The Open and associated events take up about 70 per cent of my time.

There are no boundaries and the industry is continually evolving. We organised the Newcombe Medal from an idea that grew to a black tie gala awards ceremony in just a few months, and that was really exciting.

I really enjoy watching the audience enjoy what I have helped create."

Course studied

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Brad Cocks