Industry Speaker Panel
In September 2013, the Faculty's Women in Engineering and Technology Group hosted an industry speaker panel and networking event for female students in the Faculty of ECMS.
Featuring inspirational women with careers in engineering and technology, as well as representatives from organisations that value the recruitment of women, the event allowed speakers to discuss their career journeys and offer advice to current students on topics including professional communication, confidence, negotiation skills and networking.
View the videos below to see our panel of industry speakers share their experiences, advice and useful job seeking tips.
Meet the Speakers | Job Seeking | Graduate Application Advice | Important Professional Skills | Negotiation Skills | Managing Difficult Colleagues | Mentors | Networking | Attitude | Challenges | Overseas Opportunities
Teresa Janowski (MC) - General Manager, NAMIG - Concept2Creation
Christian Hamilton - Organisational Development Manager, ASC
Suzanne Hunt - Superintendent Production Engineer, Santos
Marie-louise Lees - Senior Staff Reservoir Engineer, Santos
Lesley Mackman - Senior Human Resources Advisor, BAE Systems Australia
Sadia Mahfuz - Graduate Linux Engineer, BAE Systems Australia
Bec Francis - Lecturer and Course Coordinator, University of Adelaide
Fay Nunn - Senior Electrical Engineer, Aurecon
“You might be more employable than you realise”
“You can always tell someone that's prepared for the interview versus someone that hasn't”
“Learning never ends in engineering”
“Be confident in your abilities and believe in your abilities”
“Develop the skills of having working relationships with someone, it doesn't have to be any more than that”
“A really effective mentor is someone that deliberately stretches you”
“If you're going to talk to us at a careers fair, follow it up with a Linkedin connection”
“Be prepared to work hard, but believe that you can do it”
“One of the hard things that I've found was in meetings...to speak up”
“Experience like that teaches you amazing things about yourself and about the country that you come from”