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Curtin graduate wins prestigious industry award

Media release

Curtin University of Technology graduate, Erin Mill, has been awarded the WW Mitchell 2009 Student of the Year Award at the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) WA Awards for Excellence.

The Bayswater resident and Public Relations and Management graduate said she was honoured to win the award.

“I couldn’t quite believe it when my name was called. It was such a nice way to cap off a very rewarding degree,” she said.

“I think it’s fantastic that PRIA provides this opportunity for students to be recognised by their industry peers.”

The top three Public Relations students from Curtin were encouraged to participate in the PRIA Awards and were asked to prepare a strategy for a client.

They had 10 days to prepare the strategies and present a 30-minute pitch to a judging panel.

Erin, who graduated in June, completed her Commerce degree as the top student in four of her units and is also on the Curtin Vice-Chancellor List, which recognises the highest academic achievers and acknowledges the top one per cent of undergraduate students across the University.