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Sarah Olle

CAREER GOAL 

My long-term goal is to be a sports reporter across a variety of platforms.

 I’m sports-obsessed and love the way in which the games and personalities shape our understanding of broader social and political issues.

Education

Jan 2015Present

Graduate Diploma in Journalism

RMIT
Jan 2009Jun 2014

Bachelor of Laws/Arts

Monash University
Majors: International Studies, Politics 
Jan 2003Dec 2008

VCE

Loreto Mandeville Hall
TER - 99.6
Premier's Award - National Politics

RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE 

Jan 2015Present

AFL and cricket columnist

The Roar

I have written a weekly AFL column for the sports website throughout 2015. My most widely read article was on the Adam Goodes spear-throwing incident and the fallout from the event – it gathered over 15,000 reads in the space of a day. I was also an integral part of the team that live-blogged the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup.

Internships

Nov - Dec 2015      The Herald Sun

Jun - Oct 2015        7 News, Melbourne
I spent three weeks each in general news and sport during my mid-semester break, and was asked to continue to intern in sport throughout semester two. I have attended press conferences, interviewed talent, written VOs, edited footage and shadowed reporters. 

Aug - Oct 2014        The Conversation 
I interned on the Business and Economy Desk, where my role was to assist the editors by pitching ideas, contacting and liaising with writers/academics, as well as general research. I was responsible for editing work and meeting daily deadlines.

OTHER WORK 

2013 – Present         Assistant at The Emergency Teacher Agency

2009 – Present        Retail sales work at Dog & Pony Shoes