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'I was fascinated towards Renewable Energy and wanted to gain more technical information and experience to work in the same field which led me to choose this course to progress my career.'

Shefali Soin

Graduate Electrical Engineer

WHO IS SHE: I came to Australia about two years ago for higher education. I completed my Masters degree from the University of Queensland July,2021 and currently working in the Power Systems team at Arcadis. I like to travel and experience new things.

Shefali Soin

KEY STRENGTHS:

Power System Network Design and Analysis, Problem Solving, Organisational skills, Diligent, Working collaboratively with team and clients.

WHY CHOOSE THIS DEGREE?

I was fascinated towards Renewable Energy and wanted to gain more technical information and experience to work in the same field which led me to choose this course to progress my career.
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My Journey

Where it all started for me

Completed High School

What did I end up studying?

Undertook a number of vacation placements including one at Aurecon.

Entering the industry

Currently working in the Power Systems team at Arcadis.

My previous work experience

Studied towards a Bachelor of Engineering at Madhav Institute of Technology and Science, Gwalior

My work placement experience

I came to Australia about two years ago for higher education. I completed my Masters degree from the University of Queensland.

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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"As we confront Australia's national skills shortage and the pressure to achieve Net Zero, the inclusion of women in the power industry becomes even more crucial. By leveraging diverse talents and perspectives, we can address these challenges. There are so many incredible women out there who's skills are needed in this space they just need the industry to support them in return."

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Liana Lidden-Verney

"There is no gender monopoly on the skills needed in the industry. By having a workforce with diverse perspectives and experiences, we fuel innovation and innovation is exactly what this industry will be reliant on for generations to come."

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Katrina Thomlinson

"There is value in every industry from diversity of thought and one way to bring diversity is employ more women in the workforce. Women bring different values, perspectives and approaches to solve the problems of today and into the future."

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What can I do next?

No matter if you're at high-school or at university, we have great programs and resources to get you started on your journey towards power engineering!

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