Amanda Roussety Taylor
I have worked at Nestlé Health Science since 2010, which was before I went to university. I’m currently in a flexible working arrangement, job-sharing for two days a week. While much of my role has been administrative and process-driven, with some event management, since I completed my Master of Marketing I have been confident to provide marketing assistance to the business, in line with my chosen career path. I assist with brand marketing campaigns, website and social media platform management, and liaise with creative agencies, business stakeholders and a wide network of professionals.
"I will continue to strive to climb that corporate ladder while I balance work and life, and hope that being a part of the Monash University Alumni community can help me with that."
I was instrumental in introducing a new point-of-sale (POS) software program, which produced significant savings for the business in its first year and allowed for a more streamlined process and better transparency. Not long after I started working at Nestlé, the management team and I discussed the potential to reach my goals of becoming a brand manager. This discussion prompted me to consider acquiring a marketing qualification in order to move forward. I didn’t have a prior degree, but with experience and supporting references, I was able to take on the Master of Marketing course.
I just love everything about marketing − it brings a smile to my face whenever it becomes the subject of conversation. I enjoy managing a brand campaign from end to end. Now that I have graduated and have formal qualifications, I look forward to using the knowledge I have gained through the Master of Marketing course, and my experience working with Nestlé, to gain a higher position within the marketing team that allows me to flourish.
I can only work part time at this stage in my life – I’m currently on maternity leave − but my enthusiasm and work ethic is strong. I will continue to strive to climb that corporate ladder while I balance work and life, and hope that being a part of the Monash University Alumni community can help me with that.
At Monash, I found that most of the teachers really challenged me to think outside of the box – they were prompt when responding to requests throughout the term and always willing to provide support with work and assignments. Thanks to them, I always felt prepared and ready when going into an exam. They are well informed, with many still working in their professional fields, at the university and beyond.
I would advise current students to try all the study modes that are on offer and find the one that is right for you. Attend the information, research and learning skills programs held by the library. It’s a great way to kick-start your study approach right from the outset. Finally, get involved − it’s a not only a great course, it’s a great university and it can be fun, too!