Making it in media

Muamer Hot used VU’s industry connections to gain an offer of employment at Starcom MediaVest Group before graduation. He has continued his career success with the company and now works as a Media Buyer and Planner.

"My family and I arrived in Australia as refugees in 1995 amid the Bosnian War crisis. I was schooled in Australia in both primary and secondary education. After some opportunities made available to me through VU, I decided that I wanted a career in communications and haven’t looked back since.

VU’s Bachelor of Communication course offered exactly what I was after in terms of career aspirations and enabled me to participate in fundamental career-building opportunities within the industry whilst completing my studies. The campus location in St Albans was also highly appealing, being so close to home in the Western Suburbs.

VU was able to help me make the necessary contacts to secure both a full-time month-long internship at the media agency, Starcom Mediavest, and a two-week placement at creative agency, Clemenger BBDO. This led to me gaining full-time employment with Starcom Mediavest, before I had even graduated!

Without a doubt the best thing about studying at VU was the staff. Besides being helpful, they were also extremely resourceful and full of experience and a breadth of industry knowledge. These are exactly the kind of people you want to learn off."

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Muamer Hot