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Explore the bright future of careers in the Australian power sector through the eyes of undergraduate students and their experiences working at leading employers, and get inspired by the personal career stories and insights from power sector professionals from Australia's leading power sector employers (API's member organisations)

  • Explore 20+ video presentations from undergraduate students on their summer work placements in the Australian power sector (at API member organisations).

  • Vote for the People's Choice Award in our Student Presentation Competition.

  • Get inspired by insights and careers stories from industry professionals on career opportunities in the power sector.

  • Join online discussions with students and industry professionals from API member organisations on making the most from your summer placements.

  • Learn how to become part of the API's national community of bursary scholarship students.

The below links will open in November 2022

If you are not an API Bursary student, we invite you to join in the student video competition by expressing your interest below and register to participate in the SIP Summit on 7 & 8 March 2023.

If you are an undergraduate student who is passionate about the energy sector, keen to connect with industry professionals, please share your vacation placement story at the Summit. (and enter the Video Presentation Competition).

NOTE: Bursary Students are required to submit a video if they are undertaking a placement through the API.

What is the Students in Power Summit?

The Students in Power (SIP) Summit is all about showcasing the experiences of students who have recently completed a vacation placement within the power sector. By sharing these experiences and their new industry knowledge, we can bring together the learnings for professional and personal development in students working towards a career in power.

Who should you attend? There is something for everyone at our SIP Summit.

For High School Students (year 11 and 12): Watch the 20+ videos of uni students' experiences working in the industry. This rare insight will provide some behind the scenes info and may answer a few burning questions you have about the industry!

For University Students: Watch the videos and attend the summit to hear how our 3rd and 4th year students took advantage of their vacation placement. You can also attend the industry sessions and get inside knowledge of what our member companies are looking for.

For our current Bursary Recipients on Vacation Placement: Submit a video of your experience and be in to win one of two awards - Peoples Choice or Judges Choice - and take home some $$$.

For industry and academics: Watch the 20+ videos on the experiences students are having in the industry. The student perspective may provide valuable insight into the support you can provide.

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The Summit is broken into two parts

Part 1: 30+ Short video presentations from undergraduate students who have worked at API member organisations over the vacation placement period. These videos provide you with a rare insight into what happens behind the scenes and in different parts of the power industry. Videos will be made available for public voting from Monday, 27 February 2023 until COB Monday, 6 March 2023.

Part 2: Two afternoons (7-8th March) of online sessions to connect you to industry professionals and students studying towards a career in power. Each afternoon session is filled with key information that will deepen your understanding of why power is an exciting career choice.

Remember to vote for your favourite video

Vote for your favourite video. Base your selection on the video that most connected with and inspired you. Note that the formal judging considers quality, creativity, and engagement of the video (and alignment to the scope of what we asked students to do). The voting period is open from Monday, 27 February 2023 until Tuesday, 7 March 2023 (votes received outside this time will not be counted). See this years winners below:​

Vote for your favourite video here
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