Your degree does not necessarily determine your career pathway. With this in mind, and as part of the Careers For Tomorrow Festival, we are hosting a panel of graduates who have taken a detour along their career path, finding out the personal qualities that have contributed towards their success, the value of networks and mentors, and what they have learnt along the way.
Before you attend the event, get acquainted with our panellists:
Jordan Smith: Program Manager, nanoKnowledge and Mine Technician, Minara Resources
At nanoKnowledge, Jordan works with an international network of knowledge brokers to innovate across industries. He’s currently working on a number of projects relating to tourism in Western Australia. Jordan has worked in the mining industry for almost a decade operating mobile plant, working in drill and blast, surveying, training and holds a leadership role. He graduated this year with a Bachelor of Commerce (Business Management) from Curtin University.
Meredith Prior: Commercial Operations Advisor, Shell
Meredith Prior graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Monash University. With a history, politics and philosophy degree to her name, Meredith didn’t consider herself to be a candidate for a graduate position with a multinational oil and gas company. She gained professional work experience at the Department of Premier and Cabinet in Victoria and the Australian Trade Commission as she begun to pursue her vocation to serve the community. But one year on, and after applying for a Shell graduate position on a whim, Meredith has learnt that, actually, her leadership skills and enthusiasm for community development projects makes her exactly the type of person that the company is looking for.
Boyd Hauff: Digital Account Manager, Dapper Apps
Boyd graduated with Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) from Curtin University, and now works for Dapper Apps – an Australian mobile app development company, specialising in the design and development of beautifully designed and intuitive apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows and the web.
Nirmal Singh: Project Officer, City of Stirling as part of the Kaleidoscope Initiative
Nirmal is a Masters of Project Management graduate and now works on the Kaleidoscope Initiative, City of Stirling’s project to achieve a diverse and inclusive workplace bringing greater benefits to employers, migrants and all partners.
To book into the event, please visit UniHub.