Youth Olympics coverage all in a day's work for Charles Sturt's Sam

GOOD OPPORTUNITY: Sam Rawlings says he can’t wait to travel to China and work with the Australian Olympic Committee Media.
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GOOD OPPORTUNITY: Sam Rawlings says he can’t wait to travel to China and work with the Australian Olympic Committee Media. Photo: Supplied.

CHARLES Sturt University sports journalism student Sam Rawlings will put his skills to the test next month when he travels to China to work with the Australian Olympic Committee Media contingent at this year’s Summer Youth Olympics.

Mr Rawlings said he was slightly daunted by the job ahead, but it was a great opportunity and would look good on his resume.

“I’ll be out of my comfort zone, it’s a step up from other work experience I’ve done,” he said.

“It’ll be two weeks of solid work.”

Mr Rawlings is one of three students,  along with Laura Judd and Phillip Brent, who have been chosen to intern with the media contingent in China for 12 days from August 16.

For the past four months Mr Rawlings has been travelling to Sydney to work with the media team in preparation for the event.

“I think we’re going to be a great team,” he said.

Mr Rawlings encouraged other students to embrace as many work experience opportunities as they could before joining the workforce.

“These days it’s not enough to just have a degree, you also have to make contacts and do work experience,” he said.

“If you get to the end of your degree and you haven’t had enough work experience then you’ve only got one person to blame and that’s yourself.”

Mr Rawlings said while he enjoyed reporting, ultimately he wanted to be a producer and work behind the scenes.

tracey.prisk@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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