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Episode Info: It’s well over a month now since lockdown measures have been in place, and despite coffee catch-up withdrawal, social distancing hasn’t stopped us from having great conversations with young creative people!This week we chat with Maria Romas, a Media graduate from RMIT University, passionate freelance production coordinator and volunteer photographer at the RSPCA Animal Welfare Shelter. In the age of advanced technology, communications and social media, we discuss the vast and varied opportunities and resources available to develop our existing skills and learn new ones. As someone with a great interest in learning, both online and offline, Maria recommends several organisations, websites and practitioners that have been instrumental in her own growth as a creator and as a young person navigating the media industry and workforce.We chat about the importance of networking and reaching out for advice from those more experienced, as well as the power of volunteering as you work towards building a meaningful career and life.You can learn more about Maria and work via her website Miss Maria Studios!Timestamps:00:00 Introductions01:41 How life has changed03:37 How the fear impacts our generation06:00 Understanding our anxieties07:45 Strategies for finding a sense of calm09:15 Harnessing social media for good11:34 Realising what is most important in life12:30 Reflecting on career pathways14:04 Embracing the new opportunities that have arisen15:05 Useful online career resources 17:30 The power of volunteering20:52 Finding courage to take the leap23:03 Creating a career mind map24:54 Words of encouragement for fellow creativesReferences:RMITVSYN MediaAustralian Network on DisabilityBill ChuteResources:Smiling MindsCoronacastYouTube Creators:Peter LindgrenCurtis JuddDaniel SchefferDear Future Boss is a podcast series produced especially for young people pursuing creative careers.Subscribe now to listen to stories and insights into what it takes to build a sustainable and fulfilling life as a multi-passionate creator.Website: @dearfuturebossFind about more about The Mentorship in touch: the show (
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