Real-world experience

'I chose to study a Bachelor of Business with a major in public relations and a minor in Indigenous knowledges because I am passionate about creating a brighter future for young Indigenous Australians. As part of my degree, I have undertaken four internships with NAB, Inala Youth Service Communications and the Queensland Government. Studying this degree has provided me with the knowledge, experience and skills I need to succeed in the industry.'

Melita Hegarty

Hands-on learning

'I chose PR because I dreamed of working for high-profile, global brands. During my degree my lecturers provided real-world insights and connections. I was also part of QUT's International Case Competition team, which helped me land a dream graduate role in marketing at L'Oreal Group. I've since moved to the Tokyo office for a six month secondment to work on global strategy and product development for Maybelline, the world's number 1 beauty brand.'

Angus Mitchell

Real-world lecturers

Dr Bree Hurst is a senior lecturer in the QUT Business School, whose research and teaching in corporate responsibility and social licence is critical in a world where organisations need to be held accountable for their impacts on communities, society, and the environment.

Dr Hurst’s students are prepared for the real world by undertaking hands-on learning opportunities with real-world clients such as Domino’s, Expedia Group, and Foodbank to develop Public Relations campaigns, as well as gaining valuable insights from industry experts that have extensive experience working in crisis communication, government relations, financial relations, and community engagement.

Her passion for real-world learning and making a positive social impact will prepare you for your future career.

Career outcomes

  • Corporate relations manager
  • Media industry specialist
  • Media or communications advisor
  • Policy officer
  • Public affairs manager
  • Public relations officer/consultant
  • Public relations manager
  • Publicist
  • Stakeholder relations specialist