Title

Notre Dame Graduates Aim High

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Fall 5-11-2005

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame, Fremantle

Publication Place

Fremantle

Abstract

Three recent marketing and public relations graduates from The University of Notre Dame Australia visited their old lecture theatre to discuss their careers six months on from graduation with current public relations students.

Nicole Stamelos, Chas Bursey and Simon Moore-Crouch, have all secured positions within their desired fields and are enjoying the thriving start to their communications careers.

Ms Stamelos, a consultant with WA’s longest established corporate communication consultancy, Ward Holt, secured a permanent position whilst completing an internship – a compulsory component of the program at Notre Dame. Ms Stamelos was the only intern in Ward Holt’s history to be offered a position on completion of her internship.

“I love my job. I have a list of clients varying from beauty to mining companies. The practical experience as well as the academic component of the program prepares you in the best possible way as you progress into the work force," said Ms Stamelos.

Chas Bursey completed a communications degree after the decision to pursue a career change after 40 years in sales. Mr Bursey is currently working as the Community Relations Officer at Mercy College in Koondoola. He describes his position as a challenge but a real thrill.

“I have a lot of variety in my role and it’s very hands on which can be extremely rewarding. You are required to wear many hats when working in community relations - my day could involve writing media releases & newsletters, to crisis management, to unstacking chairs for a school function”.

Simon Moore-Crouch’s love of sport certainly played a part in his career path as he is now the Communications and Promotions Coordinator at the West Australian Cricket Association (WACA).

Mr Moore-Crouch’s position started as a six-month contract but has now been extended for a further six months.

“My passion is sport and for me to be working in a position and an environment like this and liaising with people like Adam Gilchrist and Brad Hogg is really a dream come true.”

Managing Director of 8M Media & Communications and Senior Lecturer in Marketing and Public Relations Thomas Murrell believes Notre Dame graduates are in high demand because of the practical component of their degree.

“The focus is on skill development as well as the latest thinking on marketing and public relations so graduates can immediately apply their knowledge and add value in helping an organisation achieve its strategic marketing and communications objectives,” Mr Murrell said.

For media related information contact: The Media Office, University of Notre Dame, Direct line: 08 9433 0698, Mobile: 0408 959 138, Email: media@nd.edu.au