Yvette McKenzieYvette is the content strategist at Open Colleges. She has over a decade of professional experience at some of Australia’s largest media corporations, including Southern Cross Austereo and the Macquarie Media Network. With a degree in Communications (majoring in Journalism), she covers stories on education, new knowledge technologies and independent learning. Twitter
Features in External Publications
A Day In The Life Of A Social Media Manager
We chat to Director of Social Media College, Daniele Tanner, about the networking revolution.
Why The Right Nutrition Course Can Be So Rewarding
All kinds of people are turning to online study to learn about food, health and happiness.
A Day in the Life of an Electrician [Interview]
Take a peek into the life of a Professional Electrician to help you decide if you want to become a Sparky.
How to Accelerate Your Career in the Automotive Industry [Interview]
We spoke to Open Colleges trainer, Martin Dockerty to learn more about the Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation.
Studying an Animal Care Course Online: Verne Studies from New Zealand
Is an Animal Care course something you'd like to explore? Open Colleges spoke to Verne Ward from Wanganui in New Zealand about studying Animal Care online.
Online Photography Course to Start My Business: Darrell Studies from New Zealand
Is Photography for you? Get set for your next career! Open Colleges spoke to Darrell Nichols studying Digital Photography online from New Zealand.
Marketing & Communication Skills: Jade-Ceres Munoz Studies Online from New Zealand
Brush-up your skills for the modern workforce. Open Colleges spoke to Jade-Ceres Munoz studying Marketing & Communications online from New Zealand.
Landscape Photography Skills: Susie Studies Digital Photography Online from New Zealand
Susie Williams is an online student studying a Certificate in Digital Photography. She lives and works in Marlborough, New Zealand.
Accounting and Finance Skills: Natalia Studies Bookkeeping Online from New Zealand
We find out how mum Natalia plans on getting back into the workforce by studying Bookkeeping online. Read this international student story from Open Colleges.
Leadership and Management Skills: Chris Studies Online from Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan resident & student Chris is enhancing his Leadership & Management career by studying online with Open Colleges.
How To Start Your Own Construction Company [Interview]
Building and Construction company owner, Michael Papalia shares his career story as well as some golden tradie words of wisdom.
A Day in the Life of a Creative Intern [Interview]
"When you love something, you work harder for it, so you become better.” - Ellee Hc, Creative Intern at Cosmo.
Diploma of Community Services: Fiji Work Placement
Imagine gaining the skills for your future career while living and working in a beautiful island in the South Pacific.
How To Become A Social Media Manager [Interview]
We interviewed the CEO of Social Media College, Jonathan Tanner, to learn more.
How To Win A Digital Photography Competition
Student, Angela Rea has transformed from a digital newbie to a savvy creative.
How To Start The Perfect Digital Marketing Career [Infographic]
Want to kick-start a career in Digital Marketing? Just bring an open mind.
Are You The Right Fit For A Programming Course?
As technology changes, the need for people who can write high-quality code will only increase.
How To Start a Rewarding Career in Digital Marketing
Open Colleges has teamed up with the Australian Marketing Institute to make sure students are learning at the cutting edge.
How To Eat The Right Ratio Of Macronutrients [Infographic]
Check out our infographic for a snapshot of how to balance your macronutrients intake.
The Key Benefits Of Studying Online [Infographic]
We're ready when you are. Find out how online study works through our infographic.
Taekwondo Training: Why Everybody Can Get Into This Modern Martial Art
Blocks, punches, strikes, take-downs & sweeps - it’s all part of the fun of taekwondo.
Your Career In Education And Training [Infographic]
Take a glance at an industry that is the key player in shaping the world's future generations.
Your Career in Business [Infographic]
Take a look at this snapshot of what you can expect from a career in Business.
Exploring New Options with a Project Management Course
Keen to make the most of your current skills? Could doing an online Project Management course set you on the path to success?
Will I get the job? 5 signs to look out for
Waiting to hear back about a work gig? You may have received a few clues along the way; here's what to look out for.
Quiz: Guess these Famous Career Changes
Was Harrison Ford a carpenter or a window dresser? What did J.K. Rowling do before Harry Potter? Test your knowledge in our career-changer quiz.
Your Career in Allied Health [Infographic]
Ever wondered about getting into the Allied Health Industry? Click here to find out more about it.
Want To Be A Personal Trainer? Here's 5 Skills You'll Need That Have Nothing to do With Fitness
While you can learn training techniques and exercise fundamentals, there is much more to personal training than exercise.
Personal Branding for Job Seekers and Why You Need It
Create your personal brand online.
Are You a Leader or a Manager? Leadership Quiz
Do you have what it takes to lead? Find out your leadership style today.
How to Write A Cover Letter That Gets You Hired
We're here to help you write a cover letter that stands out amidst a sea of applications
7 Tricks for Getting Into Your Creative Zone
Aside from skill and talent, writing usually also requires a good dose of creativity. Here are a few tips and tricks to get over a creative slump.
Effective Email Communication: How To Use It To Get Ahead In Your Career
learn to quickly and effectively enhance the quality and effectiveness of your emails today.
Melbourne Fashion Week Trends with Open Colleges' Students
Keeping an eye on the season's hottest trends was a group of Open Colleges fashion students, with VIP access to the biggest runway shows and backstage action.
5 Myths About Changing Careers
Think you are ready to change careers? We bust the 5 biggest myths and get you on your way!
4 Important Differences between Scriptwriting and Novel Writing
On the surface, a novel and a screenplay are two very similar creatures, but turning a great novel into an equally great screenplay is easier said than done.
Your Journalism Career
Here is a snapshot of what you can expect when you choose a career in Journalism.
Creating an inviting massage studio
As a massage therapist, you want to ensure your clients always feel comfortable and confident in you and your abilities; having an inviting and professional space goes a long way towards this.
LinkedIn Tips: How To Get Headhunted Fast And Break Into Your Dream Industry
Learn how to use LinkedIn to job hunt and represent yourself professionally.
The Need For Effective Email Netiquette
Email is more than just a communication method used by business.
Working with Animals: Your Career in the Animal Care Industry
Ever wondered about getting into the Animal Care Industry? Click here to find out more about it.
What Is It Like Being A Personal Trainer?
What is a day in the life of a personal trainer?
How to Deal With Burnout at Work
If you are not careful, neglecting your body and mind over a prolonged period of time will eventually leave you tired, spent and at a standstill.
Your Career in Counselling [Infographic]
If you have a passion for helping others overcome challenges, then a career in Counselling might be an option for you.
A Change Of Career For The Not So Brave
Tresna from Yelp tells her career change story.
What You Need To Know About Working In Child Care
Find out what it's like to work in child care from some of our experts.
New And Upcoming Careers in the Fitness Industry
Take a look at some of the new roles in this fast-growing industry.
Your Career in the Fashion industry
Check out some of the stats on working in the Fashion industry.
9 Experience-building Jobs That Will Help You Kick Start Your Career in Business
These jobs can help you gain entry into the world of business.
Your Career in the Graphic Design Industry
Check out some of the stats on working in the Graphic Design industry.
How To Cope With Bullying At Work
Can you recognise the signs of workplace bullying?
Your Career in Disability Work
Check out some of the stats on working in the Disability sector.
Your Career in the Massage Therapy Industry [Infographic]
Check out some of the stats on working in the Massage Therapy industry.
My Twisted Career Pathway Led to My Success
Read about the interesting career paths that the Yelp Community Managers have taken to get where they are now.
Your Career in the Information Technology Industry [Infographic]
Here is a snapshot of what you can expect when you choose a career in Information Technology.
Your Career in the Interior Design Industry [Infographic]
Here is a snapshot of what you can expect when you choose a career in Interior Design.
Your Career in the Administration Industry
Check out some of the stats on working in the Administration Industry.
How to Deal With a Difficult Work Colleague
Learn about some of the ways to cope with a difficult employee
How to Deal with Stress at Work
Stress is an increasingly common problem in the workplace. How do you deal with it?
How to Maintain Work Life Balance When You're Growing Your Career
Being all work and no play can have more drawbacks than rewards.
How to Motivate Yourself at Work
Having a lack of motivation is a common problem for many in the workplace regardless of age, gender or career.
How to Set Performance Goals For Your Employees: Smart Targets
As a manager or person in a position of influence it is down to you to task your employees with meeting higher standards.
What is an Internship and How Do You Land One?
An internship can be a wise career move when you're just starting out.
Business Networking: Why Getting Offline Will Help Your Career
Networking doesn't just happen online.
5 Smart Questions to Ask at an Interview
Job interviews can be daunting. Learn the top 5 responses to "do you have any questions?"
The Importance of Maintaining a Social Media Profile
Learn how social media can be relevant and beneficial for your career with 4 helpful tips.
6 Important Tips For Good Email Etiquette
Sending an email is not as simple as you think. Here are 6 key things to consider.
How to Have Successful Teamwork in Your Company
Teamwork is an indispensable skill for the workplace. Learn what it is and how to cultivate it.
10 Habits of Highly Effective Leaders
Is this what you look out for when considering your future boss?
10 of the Best TED Talks to Help You Improve Your Career
Open Colleges has selected 10 TED talks on how people can change or improve their career.
Could You Be Your Own Boss? 7 Careers to Think About
Find out whether you could be your own boss.
What Is A Careerist? Check These 10 Awesome Careerists In History and What We Can Learn From Them
Careerists making a difference.
More Jobs in Design, Photography, Digital and Visual Arts | Creative Jobs
The future looks good for creatives in these areas.
Are You Making These Top 10 Networking Mistakes?
Learn about the most common networking mistakes.
15 Habits That Are Killing Your Chances of Getting a Job
Job hunting is tough, but are you making it tougher on yourself?
How To Write Case Studies That Boost Your Career
A case study can tell your employer a lot about you.
What You Need To Know About Asking Your Boss For Flexible Work Arrangements
Have you worked from home?
20 Most Contradictory Pieces of Career Advice (And What You Should Do)
Have you heard these?
What Does The Future Of Accounting Look Like?
Thought professional accounting was becoming obsolete due to advances in technology? Well, that's incorrect.
Life, advice and inspiration: an interview with freelance illustrator and artist, Sebastian Ciaffaglione
The Australian College of Journalism spoke to Sebastian about his freelance career and found out about where he finds his inspiration, creativity and illustration process.
Success, Inspiration and Writing: An Interview with Best-selling Author Lian Tanner
Lian Tanner is the award winning, Australian Author from the island state of Tasmania behind the children’s trilogy, The Keepers.