Working with a leading international organisation in Switzerland, the centre for international diplo...
Majoring in Civil - Environmental*
What has been the most practical experience so far? I chose UTS because of its strong Engineering industry connections. Working alongside colleagues from varying academic and cultural backgrounds, I gained hands-on experience in the sustainable finance sector during my six-month internship with the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) in Geneva, Switzerland.
My project focused on working with the Banking Commission to develop the UNEP FI Banking Commission Strategy. Amongst other tasks, my work involved conducting research, event organisation, communications, marketing and project management. Working with a leading international organisation in Switzerland, which is the centre for international diplomacy, has been a real highlight.
I'm currently interning in New Delhi, India as a Renewable Energy intern at the Centre for Science and Environment.
How do you think your undergraduate studies will help with your career? My degree has already opened up a whole lot of opportunities for me - not only in terms of the scope of work and UTS's professional association with Engineers Australia, but also in terms of professional networking forums and avenues to establish industry connections, mentors, etc.
What advice would you give those thinking of studying at UTS: Engineering? Your experience at UTS is what you make it. I've had the opportunity to grow and learn both personally and professionally. I'd say it's important to steer towards fields of study that interest you the most and if you know what you want to do in the future, the rest will fall into place. Believe in yourself and your capacity to achieve your dreams. The future is yours!
*Predecessor to Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice.