School of Communication alumni
Need proof that a UTS:Communications qualification can get you where you want to go? Look no further than our alumni.
As a UTS:Communications graduate, you’ll join an exclusive cohort of media, communications and creative arts professionals who are shaping the world we live in. They’re business leaders, creative thinkers, arts practitioners, content producers and international influencers. See the remarkable achievements of just some of our alumni here:
Bachelor of Arts (Communications) (1991)
Actor and Producer
Bachelor of Arts (Communication) (Hons) (2003)
Artistic Director, Sydney Writers’ Festival
UTS: Alumni Award for Excellence 2014 — Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Doctor of Creative Arts (2005)
Author and winner of Commonwealth Prize for Literature for The Secret River
Doctor of Creative Arts (2012)
Author and winner of the Miles Franklin Award for All That I Am
Bachelor of Arts (Communications) (Hons) (1993)
Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Member for Sydney
Graduate Diploma of Communications (1995)
Graduate Certificate Writing (1996)
Actor, Director, Writer, Producer
Stay in touch
Are you a graduate of the UTS School of Communication? We’d love to hear about your achievements since you completed your studies with us. When you join our alumni network, we’ll help you maintain links to both your peers and to the University.
Here’s how you can stay connected:
- Contact us to add your news and achievements to our alumni profiles, or to find out more about joining our alumni group.
- Visit our Events page for details of upcoming alumni events.
- Keep an eye on the UTS alumni website for details of alumni events across the university.
- Join one of our alumni networks or follow UTS alumni on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
I’m Wilson Kwong, and I studied a Bachelor of Communications at UTS, majoring in Public Communication.
And I now work at Ogilvy Sydney as a Social Community Manager.
Once I knew that I wanted to be a part of the communications industry, UTS was always my first choice.
What I enjoyed most about my degree was the diversity of experiences on offer.
Even though I studied public relations I was kind of able to explore my interests in advertising, UX and app design, and that’s especially important for people in my line of work because we’ve got to adapt to so many different roles.
So the broader your skill set, the easier that will be.
The great thing about working in Marketing is that no two days are ever the same. Some days I might be out on a shoot, other days I might be at my desk editing content that we’ve just shot, and other times I might even be brainstorming new content and campaign ideas.
My advice to UTS students is to get involved in extra-curriculars, and really diversify your skill set as much as possible.
Landing that first job can be tough, and I found that having those extra experiences under my belt really helped me stand out from the crowd and gave me that edge.
Hi I’m Julia Holman.
I graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, and I studied in Chile, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from UTS.
Studying at UTS was really excellent preparation for the work I’m doing now.
From the journalism degree I had excellent teachers, lecturers, mentors, who were saying “get into the workforce whichever way you can, do internships, write articles, be part of the radio station” and that just really got me working in a controlled, safe, mentored environment.
There really is no typical day or anybody who works in daily news and current affairs because you can wake up in the morning and the night before you had your plan, and you thought the day was under control, and then you wake up and some disaster has happened, somewhere in the world, or an amazing story about somebody’s survival has emerged.
And so you need to throw that show out that you had in your head from last night, and start afresh.