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Meet Lauren Kavanagh

Lauren Kavanagh

Tell us a bit about yourself
I’m 24, and completed my Bachelor of Journalism degree at Macleay’s Melbourne campus in August 2017. Originally from Brisbane, I returned home after completing my degree and did some digital fundraising work for MS Queensland, After a few short weeks of being home, I landed my dream job at Mamamia in Sydney.

Professionally, what are you up to now?
I've been with Mamamia for almost 3 months now. I’m working in the Audience Development team, where social media and audience reach is a huge priority. We work closely with the writers to determine what content works on social media, at what time, and what audience it should be targeted at. Its an incredible workplace and I’m really looking forward to a long and very successful career with the Mamamia team.

What are your aspirations?
My aspirations have always revolved around Mamamia. When I began my studies I placed Mamamia firmly in my sights, and always remained focused on the end goal. And I still can’t quite believe that I achieved what I have.

How did Macleay help you achieve these aspirations?
Without Macleay, I definitely wouldn't be in the position I am right now. The opportunities that Macleay offers, as well as the industry experts we are frequently exposed to are aspects of a degree you won't find anywhere else. Through the internships I did, and the people I met, I’ve been able to forge a path for myself in this wonderful industry - something that would never have been possible if not for Macleay.

Why did you choose Macleay?
I was bored in my Communications Degree in Queensland, and needed something more. I remember searching for journalism courses and Macleay was the first one I found. While I admit I was very apprehensive about relocating for uni, I am so glad I made the move, Macleay has changed my entire life.

What was the Macleay experience like?
I can’t fault Macleay. The experience is something no other university can match - the small class sizes, the incredible lecturers, the guest speakers, the internships, campuses, everything. Macleay was the best decision I could have possibly made for my education.

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