Local high school students have the opportunity to find out just what it takes to be a journalism student for a day at Bond University’s ‘J-Day’.
‘J-Day’ is run by Bond University each semester and allows students from the local area to find out more about life as a journalist and the journalism degree offered at Bond.
Bond University’s Head of Journalism Professor Mark Pearson says that is a great way for students to find out more about the course and career path.
"It gives students a better understanding of journalism as a career, as well as a better understanding of university classes," he said.
Students are given a tour around campus, attend real lectures, take part in tutorial activities such as a mock press conference, and even taste the campus food at the Brasserie for lunch.
They also get to hear from industry professionals who speak about their own experiences within journalism industry.
Past speakers have included the Gold Coast Bulletin’s Education Co-ordinator Karen Graham and Bond University PhD student Naomi Bus.
Year 11 Marymount College student Ben Case has big ambitions for a career in journalism and says that J-Day is a great opportunity for him to find out more.
"It gives me an opportunity to build my knowledge and helps me to choose which pathway in journalism to take," he said.
"I am most looking forward to find out more about TV journalism as I would eventually like a career in TV commentary."
J-Day will take place at Bond University on Wednesday 28 March. Interested students should contact Shona McDonagh on 5595 2638.