Hi everyone! My name is Vy. In case you don’t know how to say my name correctly, just pronounce it as “Vee”. It’s easier than you think, right?
I am an Advertising student at Deakin University and since July I have been undertaking my student placement at Parents’ Voice, focusing on creating social media content. You may have even seen and liked some of my content!
I was excited to join the team from the outset and eager to gain more experience in terms of creating social media content and learn more about public health.
A little bit about me
Ever since I was a kid, I’ve dreamt of having my own family and becoming a mum of two or three. I have a strong bond with my sister and my parents, so that could be the reason why. I’ve always wanted to be a cool mum, just like my mum. She is my inspiration.
My Parents’ Voice journey
When I was first introduced to Parents’ Voice’s work, I was impressed by all the meaningful things that they had done and continue to do and immediately realised that I wanted to be a part of their team. I also wanted to contribute to a community where parents share and learn from each other about how to create a healthy and balanced environment for their kids.
I feel so lucky that my student placement application was accepted by Parents’ Voice and was thrilled to join the team just in time to help form their content calendar for the second half of 2021.
You might find this strange, how did an advertising student come to be responsible for drafting social media content for a public health organisation? Where’s the link?
I would say that this role is relevant to many aspects of my life. While working with Alice and Evie (Parents’ Voice’s cool Manager and lovely Communication officer), I’ve broadened my horizon with an abundance of information about public health which I’ve didn’t known beforehand. Whenever I read articles and blogs to get inspiration for social media content, I also picked up some useful information to protect myself from unhealthy foods (I’m a big fan of chocolates) and try to positively influence the people around me too (including my sister who is fond of Coca Cola).
As I want to be a copywriter, consistently drafting content for social media is crucial to my writing skills. Digital advertising plays an important role in our society, so working closely with social media is a perfect opportunity for me to understand what the audience wants to see or what kind of content attracts them the most and use this information to help promote healthy behaviours.
I’ve learnt so much and enjoyed every moment of writing workshops and conversations with the Parents’ Voice team. No matter what I choose to do in the future, I’ll still carry with me the experiences and skills that I have learnt, and I’ll never stop advocating for a healthier environment for kids.