Sammy Chorley graduated with the Diploma in Publishing (Applied) in 2017 and was selected for the Publishing Intern Programme, working with Victoria University Press.
I've been a bookseller for most of my adult life, so I've always known that I wanted to work with books. The Diploma in Publishing appealed to me because the coursework is so practical – students get real, hands-on experience across all of the different aspects of publishing and plenty of the opportunities to pick the brains of some very generous and knowledgeable industry people. After only two weeks out in the world of employment, I can already see how invaluable the course has been to nourishing both my career and my sense of personal fulfilment (because who doesn't want to talk about books all day?).