Class of 2002
This year our Class of 2002 are celebrating the 20 year anniversary of their graduation. Yasmine Phillips, our 2002 Head Girl, shares her story since graduating from the College.
What did you do after finishing Year 12?
After Year 12, I moved to Perth to study a Bachelor of Mass Communication (Journalism and Public Relations) at Curtin University. My first jobs included working as a journalist in Narrogin and Albany before being offered a cadetship at The West Australian newspaper and then working at The Sunday Times as a reporter, Deputy Head of News and then Head of News. During my time with News Corp, I also completed a placement with the New York Post through their international development program. After that, I moved into public relations where I was the Senior Media Adviser to the Treasurer of Western Australia before joining Curtin University in 2017. I also made the most of every opportunity during this time to travel the world whenever I had the annual leave to do so!
What are you up to now?
I am working at Curtin University as the Media Relations Manager. My role entails sharing the wonderful stories of Curtin students and staff with the general public, as well as telling the inspiring research stories from our brilliant academics by working with media outlets across radio, TV, newspapers and online. I currently work part-time after returning from maternity leave following the birth of my daughter, Ava.
Reflection on your time at Nagle
I have the best memories of my time at Nagle - I truly feel blessed to have completed high school there. I made incredible friendships that continue today and received so many lasting opportunities from the brilliant teachers who went above and beyond. It will always be a very special place to me.
Advice for our students
I think the most important advice is finding something you enjoy and you are passionate about. If you are doing what you love, it makes all the difference! I also think there are so many extra opportunities available for country students - all you have to do is look for them.
Everybody has a story and we always love to hear from our Alumni, on where they are now and how they got there. Their achievements and challenges, their thoughts and observations, could serve as an inspiration to fellow Alumni, as well as current and prospective students.
To share your story, please complete the this form: Alumni: Share your story