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'In Year 12, I enjoyed the subjects of maths and science. But, I also enjoyed being creative and having the opportunity to design things. So I thought pursuing engineering was the perfect way to blend these two concepts into an interesting and rewarding career.'

Edwina (Eddy) Knevett

Graduate Electrical Engineer

WHO IS SHE:

As a first year graduate, I am about to enter Tassie's power industry as part of TasNetworks Network Performance team, and I am looking forward to enhancing my knowledge of the power sector. I have also done a humanitarian engineering placement with Engineers Without Borders in Cambodia, as well as another placement with Sense-T (a telemetry / mechatronic engineering organisation). Throughout university, I was also actively engaged as a member of the UTAS STEM Outreach team, as I am passionate about encouraging the next generation of students, particularly girls, to pursue a career in STEM.

Edwina (Eddy) Knevett

KEY STRENGTHS: Communication, quick learner, self motivated.

WHY CHOOSE THIS DEGREE?

In Year 12, I enjoyed the subjects of maths and science. But, I also enjoyed being creative and having the opportunity to design things. So I thought pursuing engieering was the perfect way to blend these two concepts into an interesting and rewarding career. I also knew that engineers had the opportunity to contribute to a variety of issues that society is facing, and I wanted to be a part of that.
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My Journey

Where it all started for me

Completed High School - In Year 12, I enjoyed the subjects of maths and science. But, I also enjoyed being creative and having the opportunity to design things. So I thought pursuing engieering was the perfect way to blend these two concepts into an interesting and rewarding career.

What did I end up studying?

Completed a humanitarian engineering placement with Engineers Without Borders in Cambodia, as well as another placement with Sense-T (a telemetry / mechatronic engineering organisation).

Entering the industry

My previous work experience

Started studying a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronics) (Honours) - Throughout university, I was also actively engaged as a member of the UTAS STEM Outreach team, as I am passionate about encouraging the next generation of students, particularly girls, to pursue a career in STEM.

My work placement experience

As a first year graduate, I am about to enter Tassie's power industry as part of TasNetworks Network Performance team, and I am looking forward to enhancing my knowledge of the power sector.

What I'm doing now

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.

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Edwina (Eddy) Knevett

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