As a university student, I have been doing work experience at a couple of different radio stations – Curtin FM and Noongar Radio. Once I figured out I wanted to pursue a career in journalism, I decided that I needed to gain as much experience as I possibly could while I was completing my degree. Curtin FM was a radio station I pursued to gain experience in as I saw it as a good platform to learn from those who were already in the industry. Noongar Radio was an opportunity that popped up and was not expected.
Through volunteering at both Curtin FM and Noongar Radio I have learned some valuable skills in reading the news on radio and continue to strive to be a better news announcer. The news editor at Curtin FM provides amazing support in teaching me new skills and developing me as a volunteer. I have been able to apply the knowledge I have learned through my degree in a practical way and gain experience and confidence in what I learn.
It has also allowed me to gain some confidence in announcing the news and find ways that I am able to improve on.