Without a word of a lie, I heard an ad on the radio about enrolments for the NZSOR, on my way to a job (that I didn’t love). I took a leap and applied for this course with the idea that radio is just on air announcing – that changed within the first week. There is production, copy writing, producing, promotions, social media… and that’s only the tip of the iceberg! The NZSOR – TGA equips you with GREAT foundation skills in all these areas. However, like anything you only get out as much as you put in! A career in radio is unlike any other career path.
My advice to anyone thinking of applying – go for it and don’t treat it as a holiday; because the benefits of hard work there, prove beneficial in getting into the industry!
Near the end of the course I scored an opportunity at Mai FM in Auckland. I did the hard yards and worked for a while to get my foot in the door and now I am the Drive Host on Mai FM nationwide.
I never thought in a million years when I first enrolled in the NZSOR Tauranga, that only half a year later I would be living my dream. Thanks to Hamish, Dan and everyone at the NZSOR for equipping me with all the skills I have needed to get me where I am today.
If you are like me and are looking for an exciting career where each and every day I wake up, I’m genuinely excited to go to work, I STRONGLY advise you enrol and take that crucial first step!!!