Australia – Hybrid Event – Making the leap Student to Young Professional – Are you prepared?
Attend online or in-person!
ALGA is committed to fostering the connection between our tertiary institutions and industry within Western Australia.
To help students and prospective employees understand what it takes to make the jump into full time employment and kick start a career as a Young Professional, ALGA is hosting a combined face to face and online information session in Perth.
ALGA will provide information on potential graduate intake programs coming up in 2022, and any potential vacation work and/ or work experience opportunities which students should also be looking out for.
ALGA also encourages representatives from industry to attend, to provide networking opportunities and a forum to share their experiences and advice.
Three Young Professionals will share their experiences, and provide insight into full time employment and how they made the transition from student to Young Professional.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Jake Thomas, WA Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage, State Land Officer
Jake is currently working for the WA Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage in a State Land Officer role within the Contaminated Sites team. Jake graduated from Deakin University with a Bachelor of Environmental Science degree. He is originally from Victoria and relocated to WA in 2021. Jake has an interesting and varied volunteering and work history and also has completed another degree (Bachelor of Exercise Science). Since working with the Department, Jake has been supporting several contaminated sites projects, with most sites located in regional and remote settings and involving a diverse range of stakeholders.
Katherine Stockwell, GHD, Environmental Scientist
Katherine is an environmental scientist and part of the contaminated sites assessment and remediation team at GHD. She first joined GHD in late 2018 as a vacation student, navigating the path from vaccie to grad to scientist, and learning a lot along the way.
Ben Wallace, Water Corporation, Environmental Scientist Graduate
Ben is an Environmental Scientist graduate from Curtin. He started with the Water Corporation as a vacation student in 2019 and has since stayed on as a graduate. He has worked in Water Quality, Asset Investment Planning, and Contaminated Sites whilst at the Water Corporation.
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