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'I've always had a passion to serve my community in a sustainable way. Growing up, I was aware of the inequality of the access to electricity, and the ability electricity has to better one's quality of life.'

Pratiksha Chuttar

Graduate Electrical Engineer

WHO IS SHE:

Having graduated from a double degree in Electrical Engineering and Creative Intelligence and Innovation, I've been a part of the power industry for just over a year, working as a graduate at Transgrid. I have a great passion for serving the community and caring for the environment, so joining a utility that is committed to transforming the grid has been a great opportunity for me. I wish to continue my technical development, to become a useful contributor to the adoption of clean energy.

KEY STRENGTHS:

Communicating complex ideas in simple terms; Quick learner and will try to understand all the moving parts of an idea; Empathic leader; Solving systemic problems

WHY CHOOSE THIS DEGREE?

I've always had a passion to serve my community in a sustainable way. Growing up, I was aware of the inequailty of the access to electricty, and the ability electrcity has to better one's quality of life. I was also drawn to renewable energy and it's ability to provide a sustainable future. Electrical engineergng was then an obvious choice of study, with maths and physics being some of my favourite subjects in high school. However, I didn't want to be defined as "just an engineer". I wanted to use my creativity and empathy in another way, so I decided to pair the electrical engineering degree with a Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation. This degree has helped me develop my ability to solve complex problems, and empathise with stakeholders.
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My Journey

Where it all started for me

Finished High School - Electrical engineering was then an obvious choice of study, with maths and physics being some of my favourite subjects in high school.

What did I end up studying?

Undertook a student internship at Schneider Electric during Uni studies.

Entering the industry

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My previous work experience

Studied towards a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Honours) and
Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation. I wanted to use my creativity and empathy in another way, so I decided to pair the electrical engineering degree with a Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation. This degree has helped me develop my ability to solve complex problems, and empathise with stakeholders.

My work placement experience

I've been a part of the power industry for just over a year, working as a graduate at Transgrid.

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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