Jolyon Walsh

Jolyon Walsh

Sales & Event Coordinator, Eventfinda Stadium
Bachelor of Arts in Event Management & Marketing, Advertising, Retailing and Sales

Successfully planning and producing a public event as part of his degree was a massive highlight for him, says Jolyon Walsh who studied a Bachelor of Arts in Event Management & Marketing, Advertising, Retailing and Sales.

“This gave me the opportunity to test my skills in a real-life setting and proved to be an amazing networking opportunity after graduating. I loved meeting like-minded people that I’ve stayed in touch with and who helped me get my foot in the door for my first graduate role.”

But those weren’t the only highlights he had while he was studying at AUT.

“Another standout for me was being invited to a lecture where Dan Turner from Rhythm and Vines was speaking and, after hearing about his career, I knew events was the right career for me. I’m also proud that my classmates and I won the AUT Marketing Capstone Award for the top campaign pitch for our final-year marketing group project for Allbirds shoes.”

Managing events for Eventfinda Stadium
After graduating from AUT at the end of 2021, Jolyon now enjoys working as a sales and event coordinator for Eventfinda Stadium.

“My main role is to oversee and assist through the planning process for a whole range of events and an extensive list of clients and am involved on the event day, leading the venue controlled facets including food and beverage.”

What he loves most about his work is the variety his role offers.

“I love that no two days in the office are the same – it’s a very fast-paced environment, which keeps the work fresh.”

Advice for other students
Jolyon’s advice for other students is simple: just keep at it.

“There are times where it can seem quite hard but if you just keep going, the reward at the end makes the journey worth it.”

Get yourself out there, he adds.

“University is the best place to build up a network of people in your chosen industry, which can lead to some amazing opportunities.”