"Women make up only 16% of the traditional energy sector. Having women work in this industry will bring in new ideas and different ways of thinking. This will help in finding better solutions to the world's energy problems. By working together, we can make a better future with more power for everyone."
Engineering Data Solutions Intern
WHO ARE THEY: I am currently pursuing a degree in Bachelor of Computer Science (2 Minors - Enterprises and Data Science) at QUT. With a background in Immunologic Research, I have pursued degrees and worked in this field. I am proud of my academic achievements, which have remained consistent throughout my past and current career, as demonstrated by my high GPAs and other accomplishments including publications and conference presentations. I have been a mentee at Cisco Mentor Me and Dream BIG Steam Ahead Program through who I have worked as a Summer Vacation Intern and now as a Casual Graduate Intern with Energy Queensland while I complete my degree.
KEY STRENGTHS: Out of the box thinking, Research and Analytical Skills, Perseverance
WHY CHOOSE THIS DEGREE?
Where it all started for me
I chose to pursue this degree because I was seeking a career that would offer me the flexibility to dedicate time to my child with medical needs. Computer Science and the Power Industry were the most ideal choices as they would continue to enable me to apply my problem-solving skills, contribute to the development of cutting-edge solutions that could have the potential to improve and change the industry and satisfy my passion for continuous learning and personal growth.
What did I end up studying?
Studied at Queensland University of Technology
Entering the industry
The ongoing innovations in renewable energy, energy storage, and smart grid technology are changing the way power is being generated, distributed, and consumed. This shift towards more sustainable and efficient energy solutions not only benefits the environment but can also help prevent energy wars. The future of the energy business looks cleaner, stronger, and more high-tech.
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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