interviewer Matisse Chambers
interviewee Madison Antony
We interviewed Madison Antony, Edible Blooms’ Marketing Coordinator and 2021 Uni SA graduate about her transition from uni to career, her university experience and advice to those studying and soon to be working in the same field!
A brief introduction of yourself!
I’m Madison, I am 22 and the Edible Blooms Marketing Coordinator located here in Adelaide Head Office!
What degree did you study at UniSA and why did you choose it?
I studied a Bachelor of Marketing & Communications, as I had a huge love for business and design whilst at school. I felt as though this course had the perfect combination of that and various pathways I could choose to go down.
What are some valuable lesson/s you learnt through university that you still refer to now?
Time management and hitting deadlines! If a task comes up, don’t put it off,
get started on it earlier rather than later – it’s usually easier than expected if you start earlier!
How did you find the transition from university to the workforce?
Very easy for me! I was lucky enough to be offered a full time role a few months prior to graduating.
Tell us about how the opportunity came about to work for Edible Blooms while studying?
I completed an Internship with Edible Blooms, in replacement of two electives. I just heard of the opportunity through word of mouth and the UniSA business school helped me set up my placement.
How helpful was studying and working in your field at the same time?
Having real world experience whilst studying made a lot of the course content easier to understand and applicable in real world environments.
What kind of responsibilities does your position entail and what’s the most rewarding part?
I have a wide role; containing social media marketing, EDM & flow creation, website maintenance, blog & seo writing, produce development, product uploads & collaborations.
What advice would you give current students studying the same degree as you?
I will always encourage doing an internship, it is your best way to get your foot in the door to gain some real workplace experience!
Do you have any career aspirations or dreams you’d love to accomplish?
I am currently really happy of where I am right now in my career. Working within a supportive, bubbly & driven environment, as I complete my study for a certificate in Leadership & Management. One day I would like to have my own Marketing Team!