Wings of success

Jim Parashos' career is flying high thanks to the practical work experience offered at VU.

"My love of travel inspired my interest in tourism management as a profession. VU helped me secure a work placement at Melbourne Airport during my studies, which led to a permanent position that served as the springboard for my career.

VU's co-op program opened my eyes about working in the real world. At Melbourne Airport I learned to manage my time, prioritise tasks and deal with people within and outside my job. This industry is ultimately a people business. Working hard as a team player and honesty are key to success.

After Melbourne Airport, I moved to Tourism Victoria as a manager of aviation projects, then to Darwin to become the aviation development director at Northern Territory Airports.  My role has expanded into airline development and passenger-related commerce activities at Darwin and Alice Springs Airports."

Course studied

Bachelor of Business (Tourism Management), 1998

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