"The power industry is rapidly growing and affects everyone. We need a diverse workforce to tackle, make decisions and lead."
WHO ARE THEY: During 2021, while I was completing my honours project, I worked as an intern at SA Power Networks where I learned all about the distribution network and the energy industry. It was a no brainer - I knew I wanted to stay in power, so I started on the grad program. This year is my second year on the grad program and I have already had so many excellent experiences in so many parts of the business - even parts I never thought existed for a distribution company!
KEY STRENGTHS: Communication, Tenacity
WHY CHOOSE THIS DEGREE?
Where it all started for me
When I was at uni, I started in a science degree. In my first year I made so many wonderful friends who studied engineering and I wanted to be a part of what they were all working on. I changed degrees after my first year and chose electrical/electronic because I thought to myself - "well, there's electricity everywhere, so I guess there will always be interesting work".
What did I end up studying?
Studied at University of Adelaide
Entering the industry
Definitely the transition to renewables and electrification.
My previous work experience
My work placement experience
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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