Meet Wendy Luu!
Wendy studied at the University of South Australia achieving a Masters of Communication and Media. Before returning to Vietnam, she worked in Adelaide. Here she shares her study experiences and the challenges of 2020.
Tell us about your study experience?
The University of South Australia gave me a solid foundation for my future career. It was a wonderful time which enabled me to study, adapt and prepare for a whole new world in the industry. I loved my time there. I’ve kept in contact with my lecturers, they allowed me to keep in contact for advice and guidance.
What advice would you give to someone starting your course?
The course is pretty technical for a ‘newbie’. I would advise to seek out workshops about the course to prepare. Making good preparations and spending time on homework/tests about the course will ensure you are well prepared for the course and will get the most from it.
Did you find it easy to find employment?
At first, it was not easy to find an internship in my junior year. However, after my internship, it was easier for me to find a job.
What is your job now?
Videographer – at Opal Advertising in Vietnam. BARTER – Creative Marketing
Did you find it easy to get a job after graduation?
It wasn’t easy because of the nature of the industry. I found job opportunities were limited. I chose sub-majors “film and television” and “web development”. Eventually, I worked as a content creator for a real estate agency. Most of my friends did the same and have ended up working in content creation.
How did you get from your institution to where you are now?
In the beginning, I did not have good mentorship to learn how to get a job. I asked my lecturers for advice and they told me to make as many contacts as I could and attend networking events. In doing so, I found my job!
Describe a typical day in three words?
Have you been affected by COVID-19?
Yes, I think everyone is affected! Personally, I’ve tried to keep positive about the situation. At least I still feel like my positive outlook before COVID is not affected!
What have you learnt about yourself?
Be more patient, maintain positive energy and find a positive aspect in life to focus on.
Three words to describe your life during this time?
Lots of wonderful opportunities
What about the future?
Although people see the darkness through this pandemic, I am positive, my future is bright.
What positives can be taken from the changes in our lives?
I found we definitely have more time for ourselves and family, check in with friends more regularly than normal days.
Thank you Wendy, we’d love to hear more from you!