UC student awarded top grad position

UC student awarded top grad position

Sandy Rose

21 November 2011: University of Canberra Masters student Jim Hilvert-Bruce has won a position on the Clemenger Group ‘Seven Brains’ Advertising and Marketing Communication Graduate Program.

The media and communication student says the Clemenger ‘Seven Brains’ program is one of the most sought after marketing graduate positions in Australia.

“I discovered 'Seven Brains' through university classwork. I found the graduate program in February and immediately started thinking about my application,” he said.


Jim Hilvert-Bruce successfully gained a place in the 'Seven Brains' graduate program

More than 200 people applied for this program, with Mr Hilvert-Bruce one of just eight successful applicants.

“In class we would often talk about famous campaigns done by the Clemenger group. 'Seven Brains' was the perfect opportunity to be able to assist and create future campaigns,” he said.

Mr Hilvert-Bruce will study at Sydney’s AdSchool for a week next year before starting a rotation between three different advertising agencies within the Clemenger group.

Mr Hilvert-Bruce says he first became interested in advertising whilst working as an English teacher in Osaka, Japan.

“As a teacher I had to promote the school and recruit new students. I considered the students like a new pitch and soon gained a record amount of students. I was hooked,” he said.

Mr Hilvert-Bruce says studying at the University of Canberra helped him become enthusiastic about advertising and in applying for the position.

He begins the program next year.