So, my name is Jana Gibson and my role at APRA AMCOS is about to be the Head of Member Services.
We provide services to our members who in themselves are actually small businesses as they are songwriters or they're publishers.
I think business skills within a degree and then transitioning you into the business environment I absolutely rate highly in being able to carry through that into the world that I work in now.
I think people need to find the right environment to be able to work, study and to have family commitments. As long as you're able to make sure you can fit it all into a schedule... and there's maybe a really strong plan in place, then I think it's all definitely achievable.
What I learnt in terms of basic skills has certainly set me up for where I am now, but also the great environment of that regional university meant that I had these fantastic long term relationships. So you know I had some great opportunities, and it was a really great start for my working career, my time at Southern Cross.