So you’ve just graduated with your STPM/A-Levels and you’re interested to pursue a career in creative & digital media. But do you really know what you need to look for?
First, you should determine if there is a specific field that you are interested in. The creative media industry encompasses a vast area that includes journalism, film production, design as well as social and digital media. Talk to related industry professionals to get a better understanding of what their career entails. Consult with academic advisors to see where your interests lie.
It is also important for you to gain some hands-on experience in the field. This is a good time for you to continuously seek out opportunities to dabble in various activities related to creative media. This will not only help to boost your professional portfolio but also help you to see where and how you fit in the creative media realm.
Ultimately, in today’s competitive climate, it would do you good to focus not just on the academic aspect of your tertiary education but also to garner invaluable industry experience that will help you to “hit the ground running” as soon as you graduate.