Making it in marketing

After completing his masters degree in business marketing, Sebastian Au landed a job at his dream company, L'Oreal. He credits his success to the work experience opportunities and extra-curricular activities readily available at VU.

"The best thing about VU is the diversity of students and it's accessibility to people from different backgrounds. I wouldn't have been able to finish my masters in Australia if it wasn't for VU because I simply wouldn't of been able to afford the tuition at other Melbourne universities.

The fact that I was able to land a job at my dream company in Australia is an amazing accomplishment. As a non-permanent resident, there are many barriers I faced and VU helped me overcome them. Through student life I was able to gain local work experience, and participate in student advocacy, which gave me a voice on the national level and developed my networking skills. I believe these are the reasons I received multiple job offers after graduation.

Currently I am completing a one-year graduate internship in marketing at L'Oreal and I'm not sure that I would've landed this job without VU. I want to stay in the fast moving, luxury products market and develop into a senior professional and thought leader in marketing. Long term, I may complete a PhD and start my own marketing consultancy."

Courses studied

Master of Business (Marketing)