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“My position involves making sure ongoing

projects run through the different departments

of the agency and that everyone is completing

the jobs required from the department at the

appropriate deadlines. My job also involves

presenting concepts and finished work to the

client and managing their feedback throughout

the appropriate channels within the agency.

“The best thing about my job is that every day

is different. Because there is constantly a new

campaign, the approach to each event differs

quite frequently. How the event or campaign is

advertised through different media channels,

the creative execution, and the end product are

constantly changing.

“My study gave me a point of difference

compared to other applicants looking for

internships and advertising positions. The people

who interviewed me were always fascinated by

my study in Criminology and Psychology, and it

made me stand out amongst piles of CVs from

people with commerce or marketing degrees.

“My Arts study provided me with a greater

understanding of how people think and act in

both group situations and on an individual level.

This skill has been helpful in my career as it not

only helps me in taking a creative approach to

advertising, but also helps me in forming and

maintaining strong and positive relationships

both within the agency and with the clients.

“The great thing about an Arts degree is that

the skills you will learn will be applicable in

many different industries. Focus on subjects

that genuinely interest you. You will not

necessarily have to pursue that industry as a

career path, but at least you will be learning

things that challenge and interest you, and you

will later notice how the skills and knowledge

gained can be applied to multiple disciplines

you admire for future endeavours.”

James Rolhoff

Bachelor of Arts

Double major in Criminology and Psychology

Account Executive – Ogilvy & Mather

New Zealand