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Bachelor of Arts (Communication Management)
Currently working for:
How long have you been working for this organisation?
Position title and short job description:
Managing Director, Yarmouth Group. I am responsible for the leadership, strategy, profitability and overall management of the Yarmouth Group.
The Yarmouth Group is a diversified financial services company that provides strategic advice and services across five core disciplines:
The company targets small to medium sized enterprises seeking professional and independent corporate advice. The Yarmouth Group is based in Sydney.
Working highlight so far:
What are the things you enjoy most about your job?
Being able to help clients achieve excellent results.
Having the freedom to create a company, its culture and to develop the 'DNA' of what the company stands for as a sustainable and socially responsible corporate entity.
An area in which you have needed assistance:
Thankfully, the mentors I have gained over my career have helped steer me in the right direction and have been a source of priceless advice over the years.
What do you intend to do in the future?
#1 tip for current students studying your course:
My number one tip would be for students to do subjects that they really enjoy, learn how to learn at university level, how to research and how to write more effectively. Once students complete the BA, keep your eyes open to the opportunities that graduate study can present once you have more of an idea of what you want to get out of your career.
I recommend that students should try to develop relationships with people they trust in the industry in which they wish to work.
Use the Deakin BA to learn as much as you can about social media in business; this is a huge growth area for business communication.