15 June 2012
Building careers in information management
Information management students take part in the careers forum.
A careers forum was recently held for information management students at RMIT University.
The annual event provides an opportunity for students to find out about their career prospects and to network with potential employees.
Dr Sue Reynolds, Program Director, Master of Information Management, said: “The success of this forum is a reflection of the hard work of our information management team.
“More than 70 students attended and we had presentations from 12 industry speakers.”
The speakers delivered quite a few laughs as they provided all kinds of career-related information, tips and tricks.
Three recent RMIT graduates made links between their information management studies and their current positions.
Students heard from a Metadata Manager, an Archives Officer, an Arts Librarian and a Records Manager – they all love what they do and it showed.
There were also representatives from leading professional organisations including The Australian Library and Information Association, Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia, the Australian Society of Archivists and the Institute of Information Management
Recruitment agencies, One Umbrella and Enterprise Knowledge, provided realistic and practical advice about getting a job in the information management industry.
The final presentation was an entertaining performance by a singing “child-hating children’s librarian”.
“We are grateful to each of the presenters for sharing their time and knowledge and for giving students an inside look into their area of expertise,” Dr Reynolds said.