Content Specialist

An Arts degree set Harriet Keown up for a career of critical thinking and creativity.

Key facts:

Career: Content Specialist at Child Cancer Foundation 
Programme: Bachelor of Arts
Subjects: French; Media, Film and Television

"I love how flexible an Arts degree is. I was able to pick courses in history, marketing, politics and international relations. Everything I studied contributed to an enriching and enlightening education. I was also interested in studying abroad for a semester, so the 360 International exchange programme was a huge factor in choosing to study here.

Majoring in Media, Film and Television gave me invaluable skills for understanding different forms of media and thinking critically about the messages they portray. The lecturers’ passion for teaching in this field really cemented my love for the subject.

"In my role at the Child Cancer Foundation, I am responsible for the copywriting, communications and content for our website, social media, collateral, donor communications and media relations. I also work closely with our Family Support Team to connect with and tell the stories of families at different stages of their journey with childhood cancer.

"It is such a privilege talking with the whānau we support and being able to tell their stories. These kids and families are so inspirational. They are going through one of the hardest experiences imaginable but remain so resilient, hopeful and grateful.

"We have just published the latest edition of our magazine, Sharing, which tells stories about the families we work with and the support services we provide. I produced and edited the entire magazine, so it has been so amazing seeing it come to life.

"I am a huge believer that studying a Bachelor of Arts sets you up for a career of critical
thinking and creativity. I was taught to see the world through many different lenses and to
always approach things with an open, creative mindset."