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ECU students shine at industry showcase

Monday, 01 November 2010

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Congratulations to Bachelor of Sport Management students, Ms Sarah Campbell and Ms Ashleigh Davis who were awarded the Dr Heather McGowan (OAM) Professional Practice in Sport, Recreation and Event Management Award at the recent industry practice showcase event held at the ECU Art Gallery.

The Awards recognise students who demonstrate high levels of excellence in their industry placement and also show an outstanding display of professionalism through their poster and personal presentation.

Both components form an important part of the assessment requirements for the LSC3112 Industry Practice unit, where students complete 100 hours of professional industry placement prior to graduation.

The winning students were first interviewed by a panel of guest judges on their placement and the quality of their materials, which was then followed by a student evaluation from their peers.

Sarah and Ashleigh were thrilled to receive the award, which recognised their hard work throughout the year, and look forward to furthering their careers within the sport and recreation industry.

“It was a fantastic experience and I am really grateful to both ECU and my supervisor,” said Ms Campbell.

Director of Undergraduate Studies from the Faculty of Business and Law and Course Coordinator for Sport, Recreation and Event Management, Dr Ruth Sibson, congratulated the students on their achievements.

“The event represents the culmination of a lot of hard work, and advocates the importance of professional placements, which allow students to get out in industry and apply the knowledge they have learnt throughout their course.”

Sarah has been offered a graduate position with the Department of Sport and Recreation, whilst Ashleigh is now working full-time with Triathlon WA where she completed her industry placement.

For more information on the awards, visit the Faculty of Business and Law webpage.

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