Prospect360, the brainchild of Melbourne public relations consultant Greta Donaldson, is running a series of four seminars for people who want to break into the media industry. They’ve just wrapped up seminars on sports journalism and news media, but if you’re quick you can still get tickets to their upcoming sessions on fashion journalism (April 13) and production (April 27).
I went to Prospect360’s debut event, the Prospect360 Coffee Catch-Up: Mixing it with the Big Wigs, in November last year. I’m a sucker for a panel discussion, and this one had a great line-up with people from public relations, radio, television, magazines, communications and event management there to talk about their own careers and what goes on in the hiring process in their industries. The audience was made up largely of students looking for work experience opportunities, though, and I found much of the advice was pitched very much at a beginner’s level. (Which is ideal if that’s where you’re at in your career, but I was looking for some more specific advice.)
It looks like they might have ramped up proceedings in this new batch of events (along with ramping up the price). The fashion seminar, for example, goes for three hours and includes a tour of a photography studio, a panel discussion with four prominent fashion journalists and editors, Q&A session, a separate session about job application tips, and an insider’s view of a fashion shoot. At $99 a pop that’s a pretty good deal if your passion is fashion and you want a leg-up in the industry.
For more information visit the Prospect360 website.