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"The most exciting part of the power industry is the variety of new technology that we can work with to help improve Australia's stance on sustainability."

Cervantes Feng

API Bursary Recipient (Graduating 2023)

WHO ARE THEY: Hi! My name is Cervantes and I am a (fingers crossed) soon-to-be Mechatronics Engineering graduate with a passion for the power industry. Through my degree at QUT I have done many units surrounding power engineering and fortunately through the API have been able to do placements at Powerlink Queensland, Energy Queensland, and Aurecon. I am hoping to bring those skills that I have learned into my future as an engineering graduate.

Cervantes Feng

KEY STRENGTHS: Communication, Flexibile and Accountable


I am choosing a career in the power industry because of all the important work that is coming up in the future of the energy sector. I am very excited by the chance to contribute to creating a more sustainable future for Australia.
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My Journey

Where it all started for me

Completed High School

What did I end up studying?

Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering from Queensland University of Technology

Entering the industry

My previous work experience

My work placement experience

My favourite experience in the industry so far has been my experience at Aurecon. I have really enjoyed the variety of work that has been available to me and have really enjoyed learning from an experienced and diverse team.

What I'm doing now

I tend not to think too far into the future but as for short term goals, I hope to be productive as an engineering graduate

My advice for anyone looking to get into the industry?

Take advantage of as many work placements and industry speakers at API events as possible - so you can get a good understanding of the many areas you can specialise in.

How to connect with

Cervantes Feng

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