"I find the power industry exciting because it is rapidly changing due to the uptake of renewable energy and new technologies such as electric vehicles. Due to these changes, the power industry is generating a lot of new innovations, making it an exciting industry to work in."
API Bursary Recipient (Graduating 2023)
WHO ARE THEY: I am an electrical engineering and physics student in my final year of study with a passion for the power industry. My first electrical power units at university sparked my interest in the field, and ever since then it has become a goal of mine to work in the industry. Alongside my studies I gained experience as a programmer for a software company where I gained programming and teamwork skills.
KEY STRENGTHS: Problem solving, programming, and teamwork
WHY CHOOSE THIS DEGREE?
Where it all started for me
Completed High School
What did I end up studying?
Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Engineering with Honours from University of Tasmania
Entering the industry
My previous work experience
My work placement experience
While the API bursary has allowed me to participate in some amazing opportunities, my favourite was going to the substation for the Gordon Dam. I am always awed by the scale of the sites I had the privilege of visiting and learnt so much from being able to apply my knowledge in the workplace.
What I'm doing now
In the future I hope to work as an electrical engineer in the power industry, preferably in the fields of distribution, transmission, or renewable energy. I hope to be working in the industry when the last coal plants in Australia have been phased out.
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